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    • 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...
    • 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 6-23-2002 -- 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 Show Low's Growth Pangs

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Before US 60 cut through the heart of Show Low in order to connect Los Angeles, CA with Virginia Beach, VA some time in the mid-1930s, farmers routinely drove their cattle across town to the north pasture every morning and then back again at...
    • 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 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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

    • 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 Niels Samuel Hansen

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • 5.5" x 7" B&W Photograph of Niels Samuel Hansen, the father of Lakeside, AZ. While living in Show Low in 1903, Niels Hansen surveyed the ditch that brought water down from Lakeside with his homemade water level instrument. The instrument used...
    • 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 Guests at Cooley Ranch

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • B&W Photograph believed to be taken at Cooley ranch, south of Show Low in 1909. From left to right: Corydon E. Cooley, man in wagon behind Cooley is believed to be, George Smalley, a reporter for the Arizona Republican, Ernest Lewis, an...
    • 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...
    • 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....

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