February 17, 2012
Color Guard member Ken Caldwell (left) holds the 48-star flag, Larry Moore (center) and Cheyenne Riley attach the flag to the ropes, while Bill Houghton watches. Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union in 1912 and this flag is a 48-star flag flown to honor the 100 years of Arizona statehood. See page 12A for a story and additional photograph.
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As part of the state’s celebration of its centennial birthday on Feb. 14, Payson’s Rim Country Museum opened its special Centennial exhibit, Arizona’s Story — A Rim Country View. A special opening ceremony took place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, with a flag-raising ceremony, remarks by museum officials and Mayor Kenny Evans. Guests were also given a preview of the exhibit, which took a year to create and opened to the public Wednesday, Feb. 15.