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    (1864- )
    Born in United States
    County seat of Yavapai County, Arizona
    Population: 39,843 (2010)
    Located in the Granite Creek watershed
    Motto: 'Welcome to Everybody's Hometown'
    It lost its status as Arizona's capital to Tucson and later to Phoenix.
    Flash flooding is a big concern here.
    It has an expensive cost of living.
    It suffered major fires in the early 20th century.
    Barry Goldwater began his presidential campaign here in which he went on to lose to Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 election by a landslide.
    It experienced a severe drought for a decade causing frequent water shortages (1999-2009).
    19 of its firefighters died in the nearby Yarnell Hill fire (June 30, 2013).
    It has easy access to Prescott National Forest.
    Virgil Earp was its night watchman before he became the city marshall of Tombstone.
    The buildings in the downtown area were rebuilt with brick following a major fire.
    It is the location of the World's Oldest Rodeo.
    Arizona Pioneers' Home is featured on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.
    True West Magazine named it as the Number 1 True Western Town of the Year (2011).
    Due to its received status as 'Arizona's Christmas City,' it has one of the world's largest gingerbread villages.

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