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You've searched: Oral Histories of Pinetop, Lakeside, McNary and Whiteriver, Arizona

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    • McNary & Pinetop-Lakeside History, Part 2

    • Butler, Diana Wilson
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Bankers -- Arizona --Biography; McNary, James Graham, b. 1877; Timber -- Arizona;
    • Diana Wilson Butler, grand daughter of James G. McNary, tells the family's history and stories that were passed down in the family of their affluent lifestyle, and their emphasis on education, in contrast to their ardent love of the country, the...
    • Larson Family History, Part 4

    • Larson, Jeff
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators, Indian; Arizona State Legislature; Mormons -- Emigration and Immigration -- 19th Century; Mormon Women -- Political Activity -- United States --History; Mormon Pioneers...
    • Jeff Larson tells of his great grandfather Mons Larson's family emigrating from Sweden to the United States for the purpose of settling as Mormons in Arizona. They were in the first group from Utah to encounter the Grand Canyon in Northern...
    • Larson Family History, Part 1

    • Larson, Augusta
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Coconino County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona; Mormon women; Educators -- 20th Century -- Biography;
    • In Part 1, Augusta Larson tells of her affluent beginnings in Flagstaff, her education and her early career as a schoolteacher in Holbrook, Arizona. She recalls what influenced her to convert to the Latter-day Saints' religion, and of meeting and...
    • Larson Family History, Part 2

    • Larson, Augusta
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona; Mormon women; Educators -- 20th Century -- Biography;
    • in Part 2, Augusta Larson continues to talk about her life as the wife of Wallace Larson, her growing family and her teaching career in Snowflake, Lakeside, and Whiteriver schools. She tells of her husband's meteoric rise from getting his high...
    • Penrod Family History

    • Penrod, Sue Jacobs
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography;
    • Sue tells the stories passed down through her family of the history of Pinetop, Arizona from the earliest Penrod family settling the area to the recent past. She shares her childhood memories of growing up, the school, her friends and relatives...
    • Perry Family History, Part 2

    • Perry, Edgar
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); McNary (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona; White Mountain Apache Indians--Biography; White Mountain Apache Indians--Arizona;...
    • Part 2: Even though Edgar Perry was McNary High School's Best Player when he graduated in 1959, he was denied a scholarship because he chose Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, a private Christian school. While attending college, he and his wife...
    • Porter Family History, Part 1

    • Porter, Zina
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Polygamy--Religious aspects -- Mormon Church -- History
    • Zina Scott Porter was born in 1904 in Mexico. Her grandparents on both sides had moved there after the Manifesto was passed, in order to keep their polygamous families intact. Zina remembers growing up in Mexico, tells of floods, her education,...
    • Russell Family History, Part 3

    • Russell, Verna Mae and Russell, David
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Verna Mae tells of how she came to McNary, Arizona as a child. She describes the typical African-American quarters, the African-American and Indian schools she attended, the churches and restaurants, and the jobs she held in the logging and...
    • McNary & Pinetop-Lakeside History, Part 1

    • Butler, Diana Wilson
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; McNary, James Graham, b. 1877; McNary, (Ariz.) -- History; Timber -- Ariz.; Segregation; Railroads -- Arizona -- History; Apache and Sitgreaves National...
    • Diana Wilson Butler is the grand daughter of James G. McNary, the banker who invested in the timber industry of Northeastern Arizona in the early to mid-1900s. She describes the landscape and culture of the sawmill town of McNary, Arizona, and the...
    • McNary & Pinetop-Lakeside History, Part 3

    • Butler, Diana Wilson
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Diana Wilson Butler describes her mother Martha McNary Wilson Chilcothe as a feisty teenager when the family came to the Sitgreaves National Forest and White Mountain Apache Reservation in order to develop the timber industry of the area. Martha...
    • McNary & Pinetop-Lakeside History, Part 4

    • Butler, Diana Wilson
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • In this last part, Diana Wilson Butler describes her own history as an educator and of the history of the schools of McNary and Pinetop-Lakeside, called the Blue Ridge School District. She charts the decline of Maverick and McNary and the...
    • 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...
    • Larson Family History, Part 3

    • Larson, Augusta
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona; Mormon women; Educators -- 20th Century -- Biography; Mormon women--Political activity--United States--History.
    • In Part 3, After Augusta Larson describes other early Lakeside residents, she briefly describes her career as an Arizona State Legislator.
    • 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, 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...
    • Guenther Family History, Part 2

    • Guenther, Minnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Native Americans; White Mountain Apache Indians -- Arizona;
    • In Part 2, Minnie Guenther begins by describing her first impressions of the White Mountain Apache culture. She remembers their early attempts to reach out to school children, their first baptism, and her children being born without medical or...
    • Guenther Family History,  Part 1

    • Guenther, Minnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Missionaries -- Arizona --Biography; Native Americans; Lutheran minister; Navajo County (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache Indians -- Arizona; Guenther, Edgar E.; Guenther, Minnie
    • This interview of Minnie Guenther, the wife of Edgar Guenther, an early Lutheran missionary to the Apache Indians, was recorded in 1977. She gives a background of her German immigrant upbringing, of meeting her future husband, and their subsequent...
    • Magill Family History

    • Magill, Mittie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; McNary (Ariz.) -- History; McNary, James Graham; Logging -- Arizona; Maverick (Ariz.);
    • Mittie's ancestors came to Arizona to ranch on the Blue River in the late 1800s. Her parents met when her father was a bronco rider and her mother was living on her grandparents' ranch. After they married they traveled around Arizona and western...
    • 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, 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...

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