In the first twelve years of this century, there were many changes occurring in Arizona, in Tucson, in the University and the University Neighborhood. Statehood gave Arizona a new look, the forty-eighth state in the Union.
There were changes at and around the University between the time Louise had left the faculty in June 1903 and the next few years, or as we count time in Arizona, "during territorial days" before statehood February 14, 1912.
Transportation in Tucson underwent a big change. In 1903 Tucson had an electric railway, it also had more and more horseless carriages.
The big transition was from horse to horseless carriages. The Thanksgiving Day 1909 football game shows about the same number of cars as buggies. It gives an entirely different meaning to the words "Tailgate Party." The spectators did not worry about sitting in sky boxes or even in the bleachers. They brought their own seating or ran up and down on the sidelines to follow the action. This is the same location as the spring 1904 baseball field, future site of the second library building that is now Arizona State Museum, North. In 1910 the Tucson population was 13,000; contrast this scene with the present more than 53,000 attendance at football games.