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Browsing items in: Show Low Historical Society Collection Highlights

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    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Wood Stove

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 the Stratton Trading Post

    • Unknown
    • Structures: Building: Store
    • B&W Photograph of Stratton Trading Post. James A. Stratton opened the Trading Post in about 1942 on what was (and still is) the main street in Show Low, just down from Bill's Bar. Service was mainly a restaurant and gas station, but for a while...
    • Framed Photograph of Eb Lewis holding Burden Basket

    • Lewis, Lucinda
    • Personal Artifacts: Gear: Basket, Burden
    • Color photograph of Eb Lewis holding one of the many American Native artifacts he collected throughout his career, a large White Mountain Apache burden basket, circa 1960s. Native American women used burden baskets to carry grasses, nuts, pine...
    • 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...
    • Mountain Lion Hide with Spear that Killed It

    • Lewis, Eb (Spear maker)
    • Natural History: Biology: Lion; T&E for Science and Technology: Armament - Edged: Spear
    • 7 1/2 ft. long golden-brown mountain lion skin from the White Mountains of Arizona and 8 ft. long metal spear handmade by Eb Lewis, circa 1960. Trophy mountain lion skin that Eb Lewis killed with his handmade spear somewhere in the White...
    • Blacksmithing Tools:  Anvil

    • Unknown
    • Metalworking Tools and Equipment
    • 27"x11"x10" iron anvil of unknown date or origin, passed down to George Q. Matkin in 1896 by his uncle Charles Drury. George Q. learned the trade of blacksmithing from his Uncle Charles Drury
    • 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 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...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 7-5-2002 -- Fundraiser Quilt

    • Rodeo-Chediski Wildfire evacuees
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Color photograph of Melanie Hefner, Carol Webb and Sue Sisson holding wildfire fundraiser quilt the spring of 2003 at the Show Low Historical Society Museum. The king-size patchwork quilt, 7 1/2 ft x 7 1/2 ft, is made of cotton and bears...
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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...

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