(Celebratory egg made by my friend Emily!)
February 14, 1922 was the 10th anniversary of Arizona's statehood! And I found…1 reference to it in the newspapers from around there. And that was from Minnesota!
St. Valentine's Day.
Greetings to the state of Arizona, 10 years old today…
--The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, Minnesota), February 14, 1922
And that's…all I found from non-Arizona newspapers. Ouch!
What were they doing in Arizona on its 10th anniversary?
Regan Kayos Pierce.
PHOENIX, Arizona, Feb. 14.--Jack Regan of Los Angeles, middleweight, knocked out Sailor Pierce of Phoenix, here last night in 12 seconds. The first blow struck floored Pierce for the count. In the main event Jimmy Kramer of Kansas City, won in the fifth round on a foul from Chet Neff of Los Angeles. They are lightweights.
--The Morning Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Oklahoma), February 15, 1922
Couldn't find much else! A local paper did show how Arizona differentiated itself from New Mexico:
ARIZONA HAS MORE URBAN HOMES THAN NEW MEXICO STATE
(From Saturday's Daily)
There are almost twice as many rural dwellings in Arizona as there are urban homes, according to the report of the census made in 1920, says a bulletin from Southwestern District Forester Frank C. W. Pooler, of Albuquerque, to the Prescott National forest service office, yesterday.
According to the census report, there were in 1920 73,673 dwellings in this state, 48,709 classified as rural, and 24,964 as urban. In New Mexico, there were 78,024 dwellings, 64,113 rural and 13,911 urban. THus, although New Mexico has 4,351 more dwellings than Arizona and 15,404 more rural dwellings, the state would show a more advanced type of civilization through the fact that it has 11,653 more urban dwellings than its neighbor.
--Weekly Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona, February 15, 1922
And that was it! Wow!
Check back in an hour for some articles from 1912. :)