Happy Valentine’s Day from the State Archives!

Was it the romantic allure of the Mohave County Courthouse in Kingman that attracted Clark Gable and Carole Lombard?KingmanCourthouse

Or was it the fact that getting married in Arizona was quite a bit easier and faster in 1939? Many of our volumes of marriage records feature couples from California who drove across the border to avoid the wait and the complications.


Marriage1The following year, you can see that Gable and Lombard showed up in the federal census at 4525 Noeline in Los Angeles.

1940UnitedStatesFederalCensusAnd don’t forget to search the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program for other gems like this!