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    Clifton, Arizona: Petition to Incorporate Town of Clifton, 1904. Two copies, the original and a typed copy of the petition for the incorporation of the town of Clifton, Arizona. 1) Original petition for incorporation, 8.5" x 13" typescript with seven pages of handwritten signatures of prominent individuals. The document is undated, though it was filed May 11, 1903. The document, signed by "citizens constituting two-thirds of the taxable inhabitants of the town of Clifton," petition "for the incorporation of said town, and that it be named Clifton." 2) The typed copy of the petition, five pages in length, 8" x 13", includes a cover sheet, dated March 10, 1904, that is signed by B. R. Clark, who was the clerk of the Graham County Board of Supervisors, certifying that the enclosed typescript "is a true, full and correct copy of the therein mentioned Petition for the Incorporation of the Town of Clifton." What follows is a complete typed transcription of the petition and all of the signatures. This document bears the seal of the Graham County Board of Supervisors. Clifton was established in 1873 as a copper mining town and was not incorporated until 1909, thus it is not known if this document formed the basis of the incorporation. An interesting glimpse into local government in Arizona Territory. Both documents are held together by metal attachments. The original petition has horizontal folds and its pages are dirty with the thick paper dividers showing signs of wear. The last think paper divider has separated at the top. This document is in fair condition. The second document has horizontal folds, but overall is in good condition.

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