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Oral Histories of the White Mountains
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    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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