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Oral Histories of Pinetop, Lakeside, McNary and Whiteriver, Arizona
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    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 1

    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 1
    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Cooley, Corydon E. (Corydon Eliphalet), 1836-1917; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Wars; Apache Indians--Women;...
    • Part 1: Glenn and Lonnie West tell the history of their mother's grandparents, Corydon E. and Mollie Cooley. Corydon E. Cooley came west from Virginia when he was 20 years old, before the Civil War. He first moved to Santa Fe, but then followed...
    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 2

    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 2
    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Women; Snowflake (Ariz.); Lakeside (Ariz.); Sheep ranchers--Arizona--Biography;...
    • Part 2: Glenn and Lonnie West tell the history of the Amos family, their great grandparents and grandparents on their mother's paternal side, and of the West family, their father's ancestors. In 1874, Milton and Allie Amos migrated from Missouri...
    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 3

    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 3
    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Women; Lakeside (Ariz.); Sheep ranchers--Arizona--Biography; Amos family; West...
    • Part 3: When Earl and Elsie West married, because she had Indian tribal rights passed down from her grandmother Mollie Cooley, they started running cattle on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. They were given three allotments in Dry Valley...
    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 1

    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 1
    • Baeza, Jo
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Arizona Culture Keeper; Newspapers--Arizona; Pinetop, (Ariz.); U.S. Forest Service;
    • Part 1: Jo was born in Minnesota immersed in history and writing. Her great grandparents built one of the first hotels in the territory in 1854, encountering the Dakota-Sioux conflict on the edge of the frontier. Her grandfather Johnson was a...
    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 2

    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 2
    • Baeza, Jo
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Arizona Culture Keeper; Newspapers--Arizona; Pinetop, (Ariz.); U.S. Forest Service;
    • Part 2: In 1965, Jo moved to Pinetop, bought the only house for sale from Pearl Penrod, a house built by Ethel Stephens, the cook at the McNary Guest House. She also got the only job in town working for Bob Fernandez Realty. There were about 600...
    • Bittorf Family History, Part 1

    • Bittorf Family History, Part 1
    • Bittorf, Mary Ellen
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Pinetop (Ariz.); Pinetop Lakeside (Ariz.); Arizona Pharmacist; Blue Ridge Unified School District (Navajo County, Ariz.); Apache County (Ariz.);
    • Part 1 covers the Bittorf family history. Mary Ellen's parents came to Arizona during the Great Depression. She was born in Phoenix, but lived in Buckeye, Prescott, Casa Grande and Yuma with her parents as her father traveled with his career at...
    • Bittorf Family History, Part 2

    • Bittorf Family History, Part 2
    • Bittorf, Mary Ellen
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Pinetop (Ariz.); Pinetop Lakeside (Ariz.); Town and city histories
    • Part 2 is devoted to Mary Ellen Bittorf's participation in the Chamber of Commerce, which lead to her contributions toward the incorporation of the town of Pinetop-Lakeside, and then her work serving as the first Vice-Mayor on the newly appointed...
    • Buell Family History, Part 1

    • Buell Family History, Part 1
    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History;
    • Ted and Ed Buell tell about their mother's family coming to Bisbee, Arizona at the turn of the century and their father's arrival shortly after WWI. Alice Anderson was a young teacher when she met Ed Buell on a blind date in Globe, Arizona. The...
    • Buell Family History, Part 2

    • Buell Family History, Part 2
    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Whiteriver (Ariz.);
    • In Part 2 Ed and Ted Buell continue remembering growing up in Pinetop, Arizona during WWII, and of attending high school in nearby McNary, Arizona. When Ed graduated, the Korean War was on, so he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became a flight...
    • Castillo Velasquez Family History Part 1

    • Castillo Velasquez Family History Part 1
    • Castillo Velasquez, Carmen
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; McNary (Ariz.)--History; Mexicans--Arizona; Mexicans--Attitudes; Mexicans--Employment--Arizona;
    • Part 1: Carmen's parents, Ernest and Antonio Castillo, came to McNary from Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1949 to work as a welder on the trains for the Southwest Forest Industries. Carmen was just entering school. She describes the layout of the...
    • Castillo Velasquez Family History Part 2

    • Castillo Velasquez Family History Part 2
    • Castillo Velasquez, Carmen
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; McNary (Ariz.)--History; Mexicans--Arizona; Mexicans--Attitudes; Mexicans--Employment--Arizona;
    • Part 2: Carmen Castillo married Rudy Velasquez at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in McNary. Rudy is older than Carmen, so had already been to the Korean War when they met on a blind date. Rudy's family had been living at Fort Wingate, New Mexico...
    • Cooley Family History

    • Cooley Family History
    • Penrod, Lillie Cooley
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Cooley, Corydon E. (Corydon Eliphalet Cooley) 1836 - 1917; White Mountain Apache Indians -- Arizona; Show Low (Ariz.); Clark,...
    • This rare and priceless interview is of Lilly Cooley Penrod, a daughter of Corydon E. Cooley. It was conducted by Glenn West and Byde Amos, her grand nephew and nephew, in 1966. She gives a clear, never before glimpsed, and intimate account of...
    • Cooley Family History, Part 1

    • Cooley Family History, Part 1
    • Cooley, Anthony
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Civil War in the West; Biography; Cooley, Corydon E. (Corydon Eliphalet), 1836-1917; Crook, General (George), 1829-1890; Navajo County (Ariz.); Show Low (Ariz.)--History; White Mountain...
    • Anthony Cooley tells the history of his famous great grandfather, Corydon E. Cooley, through documentation and family stories. He traces his arrival to the West prior to the Civil War, records of business enterprises in Colorado and New Mexico,...
    • Cooley Family History, Part 2

    • Cooley Family History, Part 2
    • Cooley, Anthony
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • In Part 2, Anthony discusses the history of the Cooley Ranch, of Corydon E. Cooley's affiliations with Marion Clark and the Huning brothers, and the early Mormons. He gives in detail various versions of the legend of the card game that named the...
    • Cooley Family History, Part 3

    • Cooley Family History, Part 3
    • Cooley, Anthony
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Cooley, Corydon E. (Corydon Eliphalet), 1836-1917; Navajo County (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Post offices -- Arizona, 1910-1940; Educators, Indian; Indian...
    • In Part 3, Anthony Cooley continues the Cooley family's history into the next generation. He lists the children of Corydon E. and Mollie and Cora, and briefly summarizes their lives before branching out to give the details of the life of his own...
    • Cooley Family History, Part 4

    • Cooley Family History, Part 4
    • Cooley, Anthony
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation; Indian traders -- Arizona; Post offices -- Arizona -- 1910 -- 1940; Kinishba Site (Ariz.);
    • In Part 4, Anthony now tells us of his parents' generation, and of his parents marrying after his father returned from World War II. He ends with his own early childhood memories growing up as a "Cibecue White Boy," laughs about his very brief...
    • Cooley Family History, Part 5

    • Cooley Family History, Part 5
    • Cooley, Anthony
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Kinishba Site (Ariz.);
    • Anthony Cooley tells of a period in his life where he lived in the Kinishba Indian ruins at Fort Apache, on the White Mountain Indian Reservation. He first gives us a brief history of staying with his father there in 1963, and his job as a tour...
    • Crozier Family History

    • Crozier Family History
    • Crozier, Harriet
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Nurses and nursing -- West (U.S.A.); McNary (Ariz.) -- History; Pinetop (Ariz.);
    • Hattie tells of her coming to work as a nurse at the little hospital in the logging and sawmill town of McNary, Arizona just after WWII. She describes the company town, tells us how she met and married her husband, and tells of their lives...
    • Dysterheft Family History

    • Dysterheft Family History
    • Dysterheft, Georgia
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Dysterheft, Arnold H., 1911 - 1999; Dysterheft, Georgia C.; Medical doctors -- Arizona; Hospitals -- Arizona; McNary (Ariz.) -- History; Historical societies
    • Georgia gives the history of the Dr. Arnold H. Dysterheft family, of his life's work at the McNary, Arizona Hospital, a sawmill town that was once the social-economic hub of Northeastern Arizona. She credits him for his efforts to establish a...
    • Fish Family History, Part 1

    • Fish Family History, Part 1
    • Fish, Rollin
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona -- biographies; Sawmills -- accidents; Sawmills -- Arizona;
    • This interview of Rollin Fish, Ferrel Fish's father, was conducted by Barry Richens, a Northland Pioneer College instructor, in 1977. Rollin is a son of one of the six original Mormon families to settle Lakeside, Arizona. He tells about his...

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