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Show Low Historical Society Collection Highlights
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    • Eb Lewis' Cash & Carry Store Display Case

    • Eb Lewis' Cash & Carry Store Display Case
    • Lewis, Eb
    • Building Furnishings: Furniture: Cabinet, Display
    • Wood-framed glass showcase, 36"x41 1/2"x14"D with metal legs. Built by Eb Lewis ca. 1950s, containing a 17 1/4" x 14 1/4" Navajo rug, 2 scrap books and business memorabilia such as the Cash & Carry logo patch, business cards, a receipt book, check...
    • Old LDS Church Folding Chairs

    • Old LDS Church Folding Chairs
    • Unknown
    • Building Furnishings: Furniture: Chair, Folding
    • Two wooden attached folding chairs some of the welcome replacements of the wooden benches that snagged clothing in the old LDS Show Low Ward. It is told of one member who habitually came in late to meetings. He entered the building talking to...
    • Post Office

    • Post Office
    • Unknown
    • T&E for Communication: Written Communication T&E: Mailboxes
    • Two adjoining walls of bronze mailboxes with an ornate bonze barred clerk's window and a glass-topped wooden counter. The mail boxes are from the time when Don Tanner was Postmaster, 1930-1956. When Corydon Cooley was appointed Show Low's first...
    • Dentist Tools of Dr. Joseph Sydney Woolford

    • Dentist Tools of Dr. Joseph Sydney Woolford
    • Unknown
    • T&E for Science and Technology: Medical T&E: Pliers
    • Three steel pliers, the dental tools of Dr. Joseph Sydney Woolford, the first Apache County Physician, before Apache and Navajo Counties were divided. Joseph graduated from a Pennsylvania medical school in 1873. He first moved to Northern...
    • Old LDS Church Pulpit

    • Old LDS Church Pulpit
    • Unknown
    • Building Furnishings: Furniture: Podium
    • This wooden single pedestal cabinet covered with a burgundy oil tablecloth is 30"Lx13"Wx35 1/2"H. Built about 1915, this podium served as the pulpit for the Show Low Ward of the LDS Church. The building was used not only for church meetings, but...
    • 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...
    • Telephone Switchboard

    • Telephone Switchboard
    • Western States Telephone Company
    • T&E for Communication: Telecommunications T & E: Switchboard
    • Switchboard is 56"h x 23 1/2"W with a 37 1/2" deep table. The switchboard operator and-connected incoming calls to switchboard recepticles using corded plugs. Calls could be made to Holbrook, Albuquerque, Greer, Show Low, Whiteriver, Pinetop,...
    • Photograph of Cooley Ranch house

    • Photograph of Cooley Ranch house
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Located at Indian Pine, this two-story, nine-room frame ranch house was a government forage station, important telegraph office for Fort Apache and hospitality house for freighters, soldiers, diplomats and a variety of other visitors traveling...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 7-5-2002 Fundraiser Tee Shirt

    • Wildfire: Rodeo-Chediski 7-5-2002 Fundraiser Tee Shirt
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact: Clothing -- Outerwear: T-Shirt
    • Grey cotton silkscreened tee shirt manufactured to sell as souvenirs for fundraising. The Tee Shirt was produced by an unknown source for the purpose of raising funds to reforest burned acreage during the worst fire in White Mountain history. The...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Eb Lewis Presentation Quilt

    • Eb Lewis Presentation Quilt
    • Nikolaus, Elizabeth
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Certificate Commemorative
    • Cotton quilt, 66" x 87", has a painted portrait of Eb Lewis in center surrounded by wheels with names of church members on spokes, the Deuce of Clubs card, a portrait of a White Mountain Apache, and mountains and LDS Church. Elizabeth Nikolaus,...
    • Photograph of Corydon E. Cooley

    • Photograph of Corydon E. Cooley
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Corydon Eliphalet Cooley came to the White Mountains around 1870. The U.S. Army hired him to help build an outpost at Camp Thomas, (later changed to Fort Apache in 1879), Apache Territory. He was a scout under Lt. Alexander O. Brodie and served as...
    • Photograph of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sydney Woolford

    • Photograph of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sydney Woolford
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photograph
    • Color-enhanced Portrait of Dr. Joseph Sydney and Clara Sarah Evans Woolford. Dr. Woolford was the first doctor in Apache County. Clara was a nurse when they met while working at a Northern California mining hospital. They returned to his New...
    • 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 6-22-2002 -- 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...
    • Photograph of Apache Railway between Holbrook and Maverick, AZ

    • Photograph of Apache Railway between Holbrook and Maverick, AZ
    • Scott, John
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color Photograph of the Train to Maverick. In 1916, Tom Pollock, owner of the Flagstaff Lumber Company, organized the Apache Railway Company with the assistance of the Santa Fe Railroad to build 72 miles of track from Holbrook to the new sawmill...
    • 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...

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