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Williams, Arizona Photo History Project
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    • A Costume Event at the Frey Marcos Hotel

    • A Costume Event at the Frey Marcos Hotel
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • A group of people posing during a costume event at the Frey Marcos Hotel and Atcheson, Topeka, and Santa Fe Rail Station. The hotel was operated by the Fred Harvey Company.
    • A Hunt in Williams

    • A Hunt in Williams
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • The photo was taken at the Saginaw-Manistee Box Company and includes U.S. Forest Ranger Willard Sevier and Gus Polson (brother of Frank Polson, co-owner of the Babbitt and Polson Store). According to the notes on the back of the photograph there...
    • A Panoramic Overview of the City of Williams

    • A Panoramic Overview of the City of Williams
    • Unknown
    • Williams (Ariz.)--history; Logging--Arizona--Saginaw Manistee Lumber Company--history; Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company--history;
    • Overview of Williams looking to the northwest at the mountains that are known as the Three Sisters. Note the Saganaw and Manistee Lumber Company Mill putting up smoke on the left side of the photograph. The Santa Fe Railroad Station, Fray Marcos...
    • A Performance by Dancers in the Street of Williams

    • A Performance by Dancers in the Street of Williams
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • This appears to be a performance of Native American or Hispanic Dancers on Bill Williams Blvd. in Williams, probably associated with the annual 4th of July parade. The photograph was likely taken from the balcony of the Grand Canyon Hotel.
    • A Variety Show in Williams

    • A Variety Show in Williams
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • Williams held many entertaining events such as talent and variety shows. This particular variety event in 1947 included an act with boys dressed up as ballet dancers. The dancers are, from left to right: Robert Negrette, Eddy Rekos, Pat O'Neill,...
    • Abandoned Logging Railway Engine

    • Abandoned Logging Railway Engine
    • Terry, Sid; Terry, Ann
    • Williams (Ariz.)--history; Logging Railroads
    • An abandoned engine on a logging railway line. Sid Terry is the man on the right.
    • American Red Cross Canteen in Williams

    • American Red Cross Canteen in Williams
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • A group photograph of the workers at the American Red Cross Canteen, which was estblished during World War I to serve the troops travelling on the trains.
    • An Early Gas Station on Route 66

    • An Early Gas Station on Route 66
    • Unknown
    • Tranportation; Roads America; Highways;
    • An early gas station after a snowfall. This building was originally a store front that was converted to a gas station. It later became a parts store and was recently refurbished and opened as a resturant. Its is located on the north east corner...
    • Babbitt-Polson Company Railroad Warehouse

    • Babbitt-Polson Company Railroad Warehouse
    • Unknown
    • Williams (Ariz.)--history; Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company--history
    • The Babbitt-Polson Company warehouse is one of the last remaining warehouses along the rail line. These were used to store supplies and merchandize for local businesses like the Babbitt-Polson General Store. This building has been moved to its...
    • Boating on Dogtown Lake

    • Boating on Dogtown Lake
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • Clyde Polson Sr., Burnette Summerson, and Helen Stark in a boat on Dogtown Lake.
    • Building the Johnson Canyon Tunnel

    • Building the Johnson Canyon Tunnel
    • Unknown
    • Williams (Ariz.)--history; Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company--history; Grand Canyon Railway--history
    • The construction of the tunnel and trestles in Johnson Canyon, located between Williams and Ash Fork, Arizona. The Johnson Canyon Tunnel was the only tunnel constructed on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.
    • Bunion Derby, 1928

    • Bunion Derby, 1928
    • Unknown
    • Tranportation; Roads America; Highways; Cross Country Running
    • The Bunion Derby, a foot race from Los Angeles to New York, passed through Parks, Ariona, located about 15 miles east of Williams. Route 66 was originally known as the "Old Trails Highway," as noted by the sign located above the runners. Number...
    • Cabinet Saloon

    • Cabinet Saloon
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • The Cabinet Saloon, located just south of the railroad tracks, was a part of what was once considered to be Williams' version of "Whiskey Row." The building now houses the Poncho McGuillicuddy's restaurant. The building with the Bath and...
    • Car Camp in Williams

    • Car Camp in Williams
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • Williams had two car camps to service travellers along Route 66 and those going to the Grand Canyon. A car camp consists of cabins that serve as both a garage and sleeping quarters.
    • Catholic Church in Williams

    • Catholic Church in Williams
    • Unknown
    • People and Places (Williams, Ariz.)
    • A group of people in front of the Catholic Church in Williams. The women appear to be in nurses uniforms and are holding a Red Cross banner. This building no longer exists.

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