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    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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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