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    • Foil Family History, Part 3

    • Foil Family History, Part 3
    • Foil, David A. Jr.
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Show Low (Ariz.); Tourism--Arizona
    • Part 3: David A. Foil continues to disclose the behind-the-scene history of Show Low's incorporation. The 5-man committee appointed by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors took their offices as the new City Council with a Commissioner form of...
    • Nikolaus Family History, Part 1

    • Nikolaus Family History, Part 1
    • Nikolaus, Leland
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Show Low (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Small business--Arizona
    • Part 1: At the time of this interview, Leland Nikolaus was 90 years old, and had the distinction of being the oldest living resident having been born in Show Low, Arizona. Leland's grandfather, Franz Ludwig Nikolaus, born in 1858, emigrated from...
    • Porter Family History, Part 2

    • Porter Family History, Part 2
    • Porter, David C.
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Mail carriers; Masonic Lodge; Shriners; Show Low (Ariz.);
    • Part 2: David C. Porter had a busy civic life as well. He joined the Masons in Show Low shortly after his father died, having had a Masonic funeral. He served as secretary for 15 years and was Grand Master in 1990. And then he became a...
    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 3

    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 3
    • Ellsworth, Pete
    • Oral histories; Show Low (Ariz.)--History; Cowboys--Arizona--Humor; Rodeos--Arizona; Bull riding;
    • Part 3: Pete retired from the Arizona Highway Dept. after working there 33 years. Three days later he went to work for Max McKeon at Farm Credit Service counting cattle on ranches they financed. He worked for them for 20 years, mostly with Sam...
    • Nikolaus Family History, Part 2

    • Nikolaus Family History, Part 2
    • Nikolaus, Leland
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Show Low (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Nikolaus Family
    • Part 2: Leland was 70 years old when he retired from the business of Nick's Market. We go back to his early days for a insightful glimpse into the neighbors and activities of Show Low when it was young, as he recalls days and people long passed.
    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 1

    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 1
    • Ellsworth, Pete
    • Mormon handcart companies; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona--Biography, Ellsworth, Edmund Lovell, 1819-1893; Ellsworth, Whitney, 1908-1980; Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona; Show Low (Ariz.)--History; Cowboys, Indians; Cowboys--Arizona--Humor;
    • Part 1: Pete Ellsworth's great grandfather Edmund Ellsworth came in a handcart company to Salt Lake City, Utah. Brigham Young then sent him to the Show Low area of Arizona in the 1880's. Pete's grandfather, Abner, was born in Show Low in 1895. ...
    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 2

    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 2
    • Ellsworth, Pete
    • Show Low (Ariz.)--History; Cowboys--Arizona--Humor; Arizona Dept. of Transportation Highways Division; Snow--Arizona
    • Part 2: Pete remembers starting out as newly-weds, their first home together near Mormon Lake, adjusting to his bride's cooking, and Betty Jo's first horse riding experiences. They had three sons, buy lost their middle one at age 7 to a malignant...
    • Foil Family History, Part 2

    • Foil Family History, Part 2
    • Foil, David A. Jr.
    • Oral histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Biography; McNary, James Graham, b. 1877; McNary, (Ariz.)--History; Timber--Ariz.;
    • Part 2: David A. Foil, Jr. was inducted into the U.S. Army in Fresno, California because California was where he'd enlisted. He was promptly sent to the salt flats outside Salt Lake City, Utah for basic training. From there he was sent to Lowery...
    • Porter Family History, Part 1

    • Porter Family History, Part 1
    • Porter, David C.
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Mail carriers; Masonic Lodge; Show Low (Ariz.); World War II, 1939-1945
    • Part 1: David C. Porter's grandfather Thomas Jefferson Porter represented the South in the Civil War, as he was from Tennessee. After the War, the Porters relocated on the Tularosa Creek, south of Quemado, in New Mexico where they dry-land farmed...
    • Foil Family History, Part 1

    • Foil Family History, Part 1
    • Foil, David A. Jr.
    • Oral Histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Biography; McNary, James Graham, b. 1877; McNary, (Ariz.)--History; Timber--Ariz.; Apache Sitgreaves National Forest (Ariz.)
    • Part 1: David A. Foil, Jr. was born in Bogalusa, a sawmill town in Louisiana in 1922. His father didn't work for the timber industry though, but rather for the trains, then a furniture factory. In the midst of the Great Depression when and all...
    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 4

    • Ellsworth Family History, Part 4
    • Ellsworth, Pete
    • Oral histories; Show Low (Ariz.)--History; Cowboys--Arizona--Humor; Rodeos--Arizona; Bull riding; Lion hunting; Bear hunting;
    • Part 4: Pete continues storytelling, now about lion hunting with Gary Hatch and bear hunting experiences with Boyd and Gib Brewer in Corduroy Canyon. Then he goes back to the terrible winter of 1932, when the snow caved in the barn and his older...
    • Reidhead Family History, Part 1

    • Reidhead Family History, Part 1
    • Reidhead, Val
    • Oral histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Show Low (Ariz.); Biography; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Timber--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Reidhead family
    • Part 1: Val Reidhead's family was always in the sawmill business. He remembered growing up in lumber camps around Linden and Pinedale, Clay Springs and all over the country. Val's grandfather John Oscar Reidhead came from Utah sometime in the...
    • Reidhead Family History, Part 2

    • Reidhead Family History, Part 2
    • Reidhead, Val
    • Oral histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Show Low (Ariz.); Biography; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Timber--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Reidhead family
    • Part 2: Val describes the days when the Reidhead Lumber Company operated between McNeil Road and Whipple Road, before Central Ave. existed. The Chamber of Commerce building was their office, and Charlie Reidhead had a home nearby. Show Low as a...
    • Cooley, Pettis Family History, 2005 Sept 29

    • Cooley, Pettis Family History, 2005 Sept 29
    • Daugherty, Fay
    • Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Apache Indians -- History; Scouts and Scouting -- Arizona -- Biography, Cooley Family; Military Camps -- Arizona -- History
    • Pettis/Cooley Family history; Native Americans; White Mountain cultural and economic history; education. MP3 Clip is 7:27 minutes of 3 hour interview
    • Butler Family History, 2006 April 27

    • Butler Family History, 2006 April 27
    • Butler, Hal
    • Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona -- History; Sheriffs -- Arizona -- Biography, Butler Family
    • Early Law Enforcement. MP3 Clip is 4+ minutes of 1:45 min. interview
    • Owens Family History, Part 1

    • Owens Family History, Part 1
    • Owens, Moylen
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; James Clark Owens Family; Show Low, Arizona
    • Part 1: Moylen Owens gives the history of the James Clark Owens, who was a rock mason that helped build the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. James Clark Owens was one of the earliest Mormon pioneers to come to this area, first settling in...
    • Owens Family History, 2006 August 29

    • Owens Family History, 2006 August 29
    • Owens, Moylen
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Owens family; Ranching -- Arizona -- History
    • Horsebreaking. MP3 Clip is 4 min 49 sec. of 6.125 hour interview
    • Cooley, Pettis Family History, 2005 Sept 9

    • Cooley, Pettis Family History, 2005 Sept 9
    • Daugherty, Fay and Osborne, Ina (Great Grand Daughters of Corydon E. Cooley)
    • Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona -- Biography, Cooley Family; Military Camps -- Arizona -- History; Ranch Life -- Arizona -- White Mountains
    • Corydon Cooley and family; early Show Low; White Mountain Indian Reservation. MP3 Clip is 3 min. 25 sec. of 96 minute interview
    • Woolford Family History, 2006 Jul 24

    • Woolford Family History, 2006 Jul 24
    • Woolford, Joe
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Woolford family; Ranching -- Arizona -- History
    • Experiences as a youth growing up in Show Low, AZ. MP3 Clip is 3:7 min of 1:15 hr interview

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