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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...
    • 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...
    • McNary Barbershop's Chair

    • McNary Barbershop's Chair
    • Koken Company
    • Businesses
    • 37"x 26 1/2"x 70" metal chair upholstered with brown leather on a heavy metal circular base, circa 1920s For five decades, McNary, located 19 miles South of Show Low, was a thriving sawmill town where people from all over the White Mountains came...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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 Logging by Horses

    • Photograph of Logging by Horses
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photograph
    • B&W Photograph of early logging by horses. Sawmills began operating in the White Mountains around 1880, making lumber and shingles to build houses for early settlers. Logs were first hauled by team and wagon, and then brought in by train.
    • Photograph of Lillie and George Woolford

    • Photograph of Lillie and George Woolford
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photograph
    • B&W Photograph of Lillie and George Woolford taken on October 30, 1909 in Pinetop on their honeymoon. Lillie Hall Woolford met George Woolford at a dance while she was working for the B.I.A. in Whiteriver. Two young Indian girls she worked with...
    • Photograph of The Old LDS Church

    • Photograph of The Old LDS Church
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photograph
    • B&W Photograph of the first ward building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Show Low Ward. Prior to 1915, the LDS meeting place was one of the original buildings of Cooley and Huning, a barn that belonged to Bishop James C....
    • 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...
    • Photograph of four-room school house built in 1919

    • Photograph of four-room school house built in 1919
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photograph
    • B&W Photograph of four-room school built in 1919 to upgrade from the old church house where school was previously held. There were three teachers, one per room, and the fourth room was used for band or orchestra. By 1926, grades included to the...
    • 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 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...
    • Wildfire:  Rodeo-Chediski 7-5-2002 -- Fundraiser Quilt

    • 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

    • 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...

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