Urban Study: Prescott, Arizona Prescott was the first capital of the Territory of Arizona, established as such in 1864 when President Lincoln created the territory out of land originally won by the United States in the war with Mexico about fifteen years previously. The Civil War was in full swing and the Confederacy had also claimed the region, hoping to make use of its vast mineral resources for the war effort, and making it a territory of the United States was seen as a way to forestall Confederate efforts (Lawliss, 1994). For a ten-year period (1867-77), the territorial capital was moved to Tucson before returning to Prescott for a final twelve years, when territorial government was finally moved to Phoenix in 1889. Although declining...The end:
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