Arizona Wild Territorial Days and its Economic Development through Statehood

This is a presentation of the wild history of Arizona. Its prospecting and mining towns, saloons, gambling, brothels, lawless gunfighting days, Tombstone, the OK Corral, Pleasant Valley War, the Baron of Arizona, stagecoach robberies, cattle rustlers, military forts, and the Indian Wars.

It is a wonder how Arizona was able to achieve statehood as the 48th State. The driving forces behind this were the 5C’s: Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus, Climate, and the Roosevelt Dam which created large-scale irrigation and hydroelectric power. Are the 5C’s still important today, or were they cut off at the pass and are there new 5C’s in town?

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