Earl Zarbin

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Earl Zarbin, 88, Phoenix, Arizona, is a former newspaper reporter and editor for The Arizona Republic, taking early retirement at the end of 1988 (he began his reporting career for The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, in 1953, while attending the University of Arizona, graduating in May 1954, with a BA in history). He served two years in the U.S. Army, enlisting in May 1948 and discharged honorably in May 1950.

Zarbin is the author of six Arizona history books, four of them about water, including Roosevelt Dam: A History To 1911 (1984), and has contributed articles to The Journal of Arizona History. After leaving The Republic, he wrote under contract the newspaper's history, All the Time a Newspaper: The First 100 Years of The Arizona Republic (1990). Following that, he worked part-time for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) for more than 15 years. The CAP delivers water from the Colorado River…

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