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Show Low Historical Society Collection Highlights
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    • Blacksmithing Tools:  Anvil

    • 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
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Framed Photograph of Eb Lewis holding Burden Basket

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mountain Lion Hide with Spear that Killed It

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Photograph of Early Logging Train

    • Photograph of Early Logging Train
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • B&W Photograph of Early Logging Train. In the early days, lumbering, ranching and freighting were the only industries on the mountain. Lumbering camps owned by Southwest Forest Industries, such as Standard, sprang up into towns and then...
    • 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 Freight Wagons

    • Photograph of Freight Wagons
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • B&W Photograph of Freight Wagons. Freighting was the occupation of many men who needed to supplement their living as subsistence farmers. Freight was hauled from Holbrook, where the railroad went through, to the stores in the communities of...
    • Photograph of Goldwater Hospital Dedication

    • Photograph of Goldwater Hospital Dedication
    • Marks, Kenneth and Susan
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • B/W Photograph of Josephine Goldwater Hospital Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, 1961 at Show Low, AZ. Shown are Eric H. Marks, Lloyd Rhoton, Bruce Reidhead (Mayor of Show Low), Hon. Barry Goldwater (U.S. Senator), Hon. Paul Fannin...

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