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USS Arizona - Launching the Arizona

Invitation (front)
Invitation (back)
Invitation to the launching of the USS Arizona, donated by CWO3 James R. Lord Sr. USMCR Retired.

From the library's Special Collections, the scrapbooks of Governor of Arizona, George W. P. Hunt.
The launching of the Arizona. (105K)

From the Hunt scrapbooks.
The use of wine to christen the Arizona was hotly debated (1915 was the heyday of the prohibition movement and the WCTU). (124K)

From the Hunt scrapbooks.
Water from Roosevelt Dam arrived with the christening party, ready to be used if needed. (208K)

From the Hunt scrapbooks.
The decision was referred to Governor Hunt by the Navy, who decided to use both. (224K)

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