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

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