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Browsing items in: Show Low Historical Society Collection Highlights

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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

    • 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 6-23-2002 -- 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 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...
    • 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

    • 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 6-20-2002 -- 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 6-18-2002 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Photograph of William J. Flake

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • B&W Photograph of William J. Flake. After Henry Huning purchased Corydon Cooley's Ranch in 1888, he attempted to extend his empire by fencing North and East of the Show Low Valley. In 1901 the railroad contested his right to fence the open land...
    • 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...

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