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    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-22-2002 -- Aircraft Tanker

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-22-2002 -- Aircraft Tanker
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of wildfire aircraft tanker #21 dropping fire retardant at Juniper Ridge outside Show Low, AZ June 22, 2002. Aggressive aerial assaults of setting retardant lines accompanied the ground fighting of building backfires and...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 6-22-2002 --  Wildfire Fighter Encampment

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-22-2002 -- Wildfire Fighter Encampment
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of wildfire fighter encampment on the Show Low School grounds, 500 Old Linden Road, during June 2002 Firefighters from all over the United States find a place to pitch a tent and get some well earned rest during the Rodeo-Chediski...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 6-23-2002 -- Deserted Main Street

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-23-2002 -- Deserted Main Street
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of the Deuce of Clubs (main street) Show Low, AZ. Sunday, June 23, 2002, the day after the Rodeo and the Chediski wildfires merged, Show Low was deserted by all except reporters, firefighters, police and National Guardsmen. Show...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 7-4-2002 -- Show Low July 4th Parade

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 7-4-2002 -- Show Low July 4th Parade
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of July 4th, 2002 Parade of Fire Fighting equipment being applauded by local celebrants. Show Low turned out to celebrate and show appreciation for the fire crews and others who helped during the fire. But even as thousands waved...
    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 7-3-2002 -- Map

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 7-3-2002 -- Map
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of Rodeo-Chediski Complex Wildfire and surrounding settlements, color-coded to indicate dates areas burned June 18 - 28, 2002. With the help of winds from the west, in ten days, 468,638 acres of heavily overgrown tinder-dry forest...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 6-18-2002 Two Fires start near Cibecue

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-18-2002 Two Fires start near Cibecue
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color Photograph of smoke plume in forested area 6-18-2002 Two man-made fires started June 18, 2002 near Cibecue on the Fort Apache Reservation. The first was doused, but bone-dry fuels caused by extreme drought and gusty winds enabled the...
    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-20-2002 -- The Chediski Fire is Set

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-20-2002 -- The Chediski Fire is Set
    • Buswell, Brian
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of forest wildfire on Mogollon Rim, 6-20-2002 Firefighters focused on the Rodeo Fire as it consumed 5,000 acres per hour and now covered 30,000 acres. But word soon came that another fire had been started that morning by a lost...
    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-22-2002 Evacuation Order

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 6-22-2002 Evacuation Order
    • City of Show Low, AZ
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Letter
    • The official evacuation order for the citizens of Show Low dated June 22, 2002, signed by Mayor Gene Kelly and Chief of Police John Corder. This evacuation order was hand delivered to every citizen of Show Low instructing them to gather up...
    • Photograph of the Old LDS Church Bell

    • Photograph of the Old LDS Church Bell
    • City of Show Low, AZ
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • The bell in the belfry of the Old LDS Show Low Ward Church building served the community as a prompt that meetings were about to begin. As the years passed, the old hemp rope that was used for the ringing broke, and it became a challenge for the...
    • McNary's Business District:  General Store, Offices and Theater

    • McNary's Business District: General Store, Offices and Theater
    • Curro, Sally
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • B & W Photograph of McNary, AZ Business District ca. 1950s McNary was a transplanted and segregated "company town" about 4 mles south of Pinetop, AZ on Highway 260, 1923-1980. Before it was McNary, it was called Cooley, Arizona as it had been...
    • Photograph of the Show Low City Statue

    • Photograph of the Show Low City Statue
    • Duvall, John D.
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Digital Photograph of a life-sized amalgamate-bronze sculpture of two men, representing Corydon E. Cooley and Marion Clark, sitting at a table playing cards. An extra seat was provided for anyone wanting to join the game. The statue, sculpted by...
    • Photograph of Corydon Cooley's Gravesite

    • Photograph of Corydon Cooley's Gravesite
    • Duvall, John D.
    • Communication Artifact: Ceremonial Artifact: Tombstone
    • Bronze plaque set in concrete tombstone on the gravesite of Corydon E. Cooley at Fort Apache Army Cemetery in Whiteriver, White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. The government grave marker is incorrect. The actual date of Cooley's death was...
    • Photograph of Original Show Low Jail

    • Photograph of Original Show Low Jail
    • Duvall, John D.
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Digital Photograph of original Show Low Jail, built in the 1930s by Navajo County Deputy Sheriff Ray Butler. The flat-roofed flagstone structure, approx. 7 ft x 8 ft, has one metal door with a barred-window and one small barred window opening on...
    • Cannon

    • Cannon
    • Eb Lewis
    • T&E for Science and Technology: Armament Technology: Cannon
    • Eb Lewis was reading about Napoleon and in the book there were the specifications on how to make a cannon. He said, "I can do that!" He cast his cannon out of bronze, putting his name and Show Low's in the mold. Then he wondered if it would shoot....
    • The Primary Song Book, Including Marches and Voluntaries

    • The Primary Song Book, Including Marches and Voluntaries
    • Gen. Bd of the Primary Assoc. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Book
    • 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" 200 page songbook with tan hardback cover, copyright 1939, Salt Lake City, Utah. Religion classes and Primary were organized by Stake President Jesse N. Smith on January 25, 1891 in Adair. Besides classes, Primary dances taught...
    • Wood Stove

    • Wood Stove
    • Guaranteed Ranges
    • T&E for Materials: Food Processing T&E: Stove, Wood
    • Black cast iron kitchen wood-burning cook stove with stovepipe, date of manufacture unknown. Don and Angela Borrego came from Colorado to the White Mountains during the 1950's. She wanted a wood stove for their summer kitchen outside of their...

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