Part One  Ervin Bond 1983 Oral History Recording about the Slaughter Ranch    -about 30 minutes
Cochise County Historical Society
Many Arizonans were against joint statehood with New Mexico.  This photo, taken in Douglas, Arizona, in 1906, depicts the sentiments of the times.  Carried in the hearse is a sign which says, "Joint -Statehood".  A successful measure on the territorial ballot that year expressed the desire for Arizona to be its own state, leading some to believe the joint statehood movement was dead.
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