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    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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 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 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...
    • 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...

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