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    • Oral History with Betty Grounds, July 8, 2011

    • Grounds, Betty
    • Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Mohave County (Ariz.)--Pioneers; Ranching--Arizona
    • Betty (Clark) Grounds was born in 1918 to the Clark family, a pioneer family in the Kingman area. She recounts her life growing up on a dairy ranch and attending school there. She married into another pioneer family, the Grounds.
    • Oral History with Paul Sapp, January 28 and February 3, 2011

    • Sapp, Paul
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Airplane ambulances--Arizona; Swimming pool industry--Arizona;
    • Paul Sapp grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, he talks about his family, the animals they raised, and the many people and businesses he knew growing up. Mr. Sapp graduated from North High School in 1958 and talks some about his school...
    • Oral History with  Bill Wooten, May 10, 2011

    • Wooten, Bill
    • Yavapai County (Ariz.)--History; Ford Motor Company; Automobile industry and trade--Quality control
    • Bill Wooten grew up in northern and western Arizona. He recounts his family’s ranch and history in the Prescott and Burro Creek areas. Mr. Wooten worked at the Ford Motor Company Proving Grounds in Yucca, Arizona and talks about the work he did...
    • Nelson Mitchell, Jr. Video Oral History Interview

    • Mitchell, Nelson, Jr.
    • Luke AFB; WWII; Navy; African American Armed Forces; Pearl Harbor; Phoenix, AZ
    • Video oral history interview with Nelson Mitchell, Jr. where he discusses his career in the US Navy during WWII.
    • Oral History with Basilio Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Aja, Basilio; Aja, Irene
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Sheep--Arizona; Ash Fork (Ariz.)
    • Basilio Aja has been a resident of Buckeye, Arizona for sixty years. In his interview, he talks of his childhood, education, and family. Both of his parents immigrated from Spain. Mr. Aja discusses his family’s involvement in the sheep industry in...
    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Stephens, Danielle
    • Mohave County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona; Cofer, Irene Cornwall, 1891-1977
    • Danielle Stephens' family settled in the Signal area of Mohave County. Her grandmother, Irene Cornwall Cofer, wrote a local classic, "The Lunch Tree." Ms. Stephens reminisces about life on the family’s ranches.
    • Oral History with Elena and Ramon Quiroga, January 4, 2011

    • Quiroga, Elena; Quiroga, Ramon
    • Patagonia (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Mining--Arizona;
    • Ramon and Elena (de la Rosa) Quiroga were interviewed by their son Herman Quiroga. Mrs. Quiroga is interviewed first. She was born in Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico in 1933 to Havalino and Angelia de la Rosa. She talks about living in Lochiel and then...
    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011

    • Chilcoat, Rob
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Rob Chilcoat was born and raised in the Kingman, Arizona area. He talks about the places his family lived while his father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Chilcoat joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and was stationed in England. He is the...
    • Oral History with Karl Deffenbaugh, February 24, 2011

    • Deffenbaugh, Karl
    • Superior (Ariz.); Mining; Agriculture; Cultural Diversity; Business
    • Karl Deffenbaugh was born and raised in Superior, Arizona, and has lived all of his life in Arizona. After retiring from the Sears Corporation, Mr. Deffenbaugh moved from Phoenix back to Superior. In this interview, Mr. Deffenbaugh tells about the...
    • Arizona Highways, April 1996

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, April 1996

      Contents:
      p. 2 Along the Way, The faithful seek miracles at Mission San Xavier, by Kathleen Walker.
      p. 3 Letters to the Editor.
      p. 4 DeGrazia: Portrait of a Colorful, Unorthodox Artist, by Karen...
    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011

    • Jordan, Don Greg
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Jordan, Ben; Teachers--Arizona--Phoenix; Library employees--Arizona--Phoenix--Biography; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Don Greg Jordan was born in 1946 in Colorado and came to Phoenix, Arizona with his parents, Benjamin Hutston and Naomi (Free) Jordan, in 1949. His parents were teachers; his father, Ben, taught at Phoenix Union High School, and his mother, Naomi,...
    • Oral History with C.J. and B.J. Smith, April 19, 2011

    • Smith, Clarence J.; Smith, Barbara J.
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Arizona--History; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Civic improvement--Arizona--Tucson; Rodeos--Arizona--Phoenix--History; Motion picture industry--Arizona
    • Clarence J. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Barbara J. Smith, go by their initials C.J. and B.J. Smith. C.J. was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1926. He talks about his father, also C.J. Smith, who worked for the United Fruit Company. Mr. Smith tells several...
    • Oral History with George Fass, January 26, 2011

    • Fass, George
    • World War II; Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.); Children and family; Ranching; Mining-Arizona
    • George Fass was born in 1929 and raised in Kingman, Arizona and has lived most of his life there. In this interview, Fass relates some of the changes in Kingman as it grew from a small town with only one stop sign and surrounded by ranches, to the...
    • Oral History with Jack Gable, July 21, 2011

    • Gable, Jack
    • Arlington (Ariz.); World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Cowboys--Arizona--Biography; Water rights--Arizona--Maricopa County; Schools--Maricopa County--History
    • Jack Charles Gable grew up in Arlington, Arizona. He talks about parents, Henry Carter "Jack" and Ethlyn Gable, and grandparents. His father was a cowboy, served as Mayor of Buckeye, and ran a store with his father in Arlington. The family owned...
    • Oral History with Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011

    • Ruiz, Manuel
    • Superior (Ariz.)--History; Magma Copper Company; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Ranching--Arizona; Mining--Arizona; Local government--Arizona
    • Manuel “Manny” Ruiz was born in 1933 to Manuel and Frances (Bertolio) Ruiz and grew up in Superior, Arizona. He played sports in high school and at the Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University). After graduating with a...
    • Oral History with Kenneth Kelley, July 7, 2011

    • Kelley, Kenneth
    • Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona; Agriculture--Arizona
    • Kenneth Kelley comes from a farming and ranching family. He learned how to be an earth mover during the winter when his family was not farming. He shares an interesting past since his birth in 1922.
    • Oral History with Frank Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Stephens, Frank
    • Wikieup (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona
    • Frank Stephens grew up in a ranch in Wikieup, Arizona. He reflects on his experiences of life in rural Mohave County.
    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011

    • Smith, Ernie
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--History; Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--Officials and employees--Biography
    • Ernie Smith is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was the first Fire Chief of the Lake Havasu Fire Department. Mr. Smith recounts the history of the first fire department in Lake Havasu City and his role as Fire Chief.
    • Oral History with Robert Smith, May 23, 2011

    • Smith, Robert L.
    • Gadsden (Ariz.); Farming--Arizona--Yuma--1930-1990; Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers—Arizona; Smith family; Pesticides---Arizona; Chavez, Cesar 1927-1993
    • Robert Smith was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. His family owned a farm east of Gadsden that Lee Consaul Company bought for them. He and his father were tractor drivers and worked in lettuce and melon harvesting. Mr. Smith’s father worked for...
    • Oral History with Alex Villa, May 26, 2011

    • Villa, Alex
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Korean War, 1950-1953; American Legion--Arizona
    • Alex Villa was born and raised in Buckeye, Arizona. In this interview, he talks about his family history. His maternal grandfather had a homestead in Tempe before moving to Buckeye. Mr. Villa attended Arizona State University for one year and...
    • Oral History with Vicki Schulz, June 24, 2011

    • Schulz, Vicki
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History
    • Vicki (Hunter) Schulz was born in Buckeye, Arizona in 1947 to Ralph Edward and Dorothy Imajean (McKee) Hunter. Her husband is Gene Schulz. In this interview, she talks about her family history and what it was like to grow up in Buckeye.
    • Oral History with Michael Tomooka, May 24, 2011

    • Tomooka, Michael
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Teaching--Arizona; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Sierra Vista Unified School District (Cochise County, Ariz.)
    • Michael "Mike" Tomooka is a long-time Spanish and Physical Education teacher and coach at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and talks about his family, past and present. Mr. Tomooka started at Buena High...
    • Oral History with Phillip Ganley, June 23, 2011

    • Ganley, Phillip
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Funeral homes--Arizona; Undertakers and undertaking--Arizona
    • Phillip M. Ganley is the funeral director and mortician for the Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1933 to Paul and Mary Ganley. His family moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 1939 where his father, Paul Ganley, opened a funeral home...
    • Oral History with José Burruel, April 22, 2011

    • Burruel, José María
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Phoenix (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--Arizona; Yakonan Indians; Mayo Indians; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Educators--Arizona--Biography; United States Commission on Civil Rights. Arizona Advisory Committee;
    • José Burruel was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1925. He relates what it was like growing up as a Mexican and Native American in a poor single-parent home in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mr. Burruel talks of the communities and neighborhoods he grew up...
    • Oral History with Paul Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Medlock, Paul
    • Superior (Ariz.)--Social Life and customs; Magma Copper Company; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    • Paul Medlock was born in 1949 and adopted by Ray and Grace Medlock. He grew up in Superior, Arizona, where he still lives today. Mr. Medlock related his early years living in "Smeltertown," a small housing project on the road to the Magma Copper...
    • Arizona Highways, April 1982

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, April 1982

      Contents:
      SPECIAL LAKE POWELL ISSUE

      03 POWELL IN PERSPECTIVE A history-rich saga of adventure.
      14 PLAYGROUND ON THE COLORADO A here’s how look at water sports on Arizona’s own “Great...
    • Arizona Highways, November 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, November 1991

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY They exist all right, but few fishermen have ever landed one of the lunker cats of the Colorado River.
      03 LETTERS
      04 TRAVEL. THE LURE OF COCHISE STRONGHOLD Text by...
    • Arizona Highways, April 1986

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, April 1986

      Contents:
      03 LIVING LONGER IN AMERICA
      23 SPRING COMES TO THE FOREST FLOOR
      31 MOUNTAIN PEOPLE
      44 ARIZONIQUES
      46 BOOKSHELF
      48 LETTERS
    • Arizona Highways, August 1982

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, August 1982

      Contents:
      02 ARIZONA - FOR NAUTICAL FUN IN THE SUN Over 70 man-made lakes and thousands of enthusiastic sailors are transforming the “land of little rain” into a veritable paradise for boaters.
      13 ...
    • Oral History with Elsie Needles, April 29, 2011

    • Needles, Elsie
    • Bullhead City (Ariz.)--History; Museum exhibits--Planning; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--History, Local
    • Elsie Needles is a member of the Colorado River Museum. She has a lovely interest in local history. Ms. Needles prepares special displays and presents programs for the museum.
    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010

    • Williams, Anna
    • Polygamy--Arizona--Short Creek--1950-1960; Polygamy--Arizona; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Children Family relationships; Short Creek (Ariz.); Religious tolerance
    • Anna Johnson Williams was born and raised near the Arizona/Utah Border. At the age of three, Anna, her mother, and her siblings were taken away from their homes during the raid of Short Creek, Arizona. After eight years apart, Williams and her...
    • Arizona Highways, October 1980

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation;
    • Arizona Highways, October 1980

      Contents:

      02 The American Nile A Saga of the Colorado River.
      12 Down the Lazy River Canoe adventure through Topock Gorge.
      18 Life on the American Nile Recreation fun on the Colorado.
      ...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...
    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011

    • MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; MacCollum, Nancy
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; United States. Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health;
    • David and Nancy MacCollum talk about growing up in Oregon before moving to Arizona in 1963. Mr. and Mrs. MacCollum talk about moving to Arizona and the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years around Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. MacCollum...
    • Oral History with Bill Gartside, February 17, 2011

    • Gartside, Bill
    • Phoenix (Ariz.); Schools--Maricopa County; United States Postal Service--Employees--Biography;
    • Bill Gartside was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Phoenix. Mr. Gartside worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He talks about the post offices around Phoenix and various...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Lucile Porter 2011-07-05

    • Porter, Lucile, 1913-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Volunteer workers in social service--Arizona
    • Lucille Porter recounts her life in Tucson, Arizona beginning with her relocation in 1966. Her experiences in Tucson include being a schoolteacher at the Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as being a student at the Southern Arizona Association for the...
    • Arizona Highways, September 1984

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, September 1984

      Contents:
      01 CONTENTS
      03 STAMPEDE! RECOLLECTIONS OF A HASHKNIFE COWBOY. A story by Stella Hughes. Drawings by Joe Beeler.
      05 ARIZONIQUES Edited by Robert J. Farrell. Designed by Lorna Holmes....
    • Oral History with  Dorothy Webb, February 15, 2011

    • Webb, Dorothy
    • Ranching--Arizona; World War, 1939-1945; Teachers--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; San Carlos (Ariz.)--History; Arizona Cattle Growers' Association; Art patrons--Arizona
    • Dorothy (Moore) Webb and her husband, Milton D. "Bud" Webb, were heavily involved in the ranching industry in Arizona. Mrs. Webb was born in 1921 and moved to Arizona when she was 4 years old. Her father worked for the railroad and moved the family...
    • The Thunderbird (magazine), Volume 01, Number 01

    • Southwest Airways, Inc.
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Military operations, Aerial--American; Military operations, Aerial--British; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; Southwest Airways--Periodicals; Southwest...
    • The Thunderbird magazine was published monthly by Southwest Airways, Inc. beginning in March 1943. The magazine documents the company's operations of four airfields across the Phoenix Valley, Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.), Thunderbird...
    • Arizona Highways, April 1997

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation;
    • Arizona Highways, April 1997

      Contents:

      02 Letters
      03 Along the Way For those in need of inspiration, check out this overachieving spider.
      04 COVER STORY Round a bout Paria Canyon "I was doing the Paria in my Own...
    • Arizona Highways, April 1985

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, April 1985

      Contents:
      SIXTY YEARS ON THE ROAD
      02 THE EARLY YEARS
      18 THE MIDDLE YEARS
      32 THE LATER YEARS
      40 SCENIC SEASONS
    • Oral History with Clyde Cobbin, March 25, 2011

    • Cobbin, Clyde
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Floods--Arizona--Maricopa County--1970-1980; Cotton pickers--Arizona
    • Clyde Cobbin moved to Arizona in the 1950s to work in the cotton camps around Buckeye. He talks about Allenville floods in the 1970s and the creation of Hopeville.
    • Oral History with Dolores Badilla Celaya, December 17, 2010

    • Celaya, Dolores Badilla
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Pima County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Farming--Arizona--Tucson
    • Dolores (Badilla) Celaya was born in 1927 and has lived in the Tucson, Arizona area her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family and life in the area. Her grandparents homesteaded in the Arivaca Valley. Ms. Celaya discusses...
    • Oral History with Burton Carter, July 11, 2011

    • Carter, Burton
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Arizona; Boy Scouts--Arizona; Explosions--Railroad facilities--Arizona--Kingman
    • Burton Carter grew up in Saint George, Utah and moved to Kingman, Arizona shortly after getting married in the 1960s. Mr. Carter discusses his tax, insurance, and securities business, his involvement in the Boy Scouts, and in the Latter Day Saints...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Louie Gradias

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Arizona Highways, February 1993

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, February 1993

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Lillian Wykoff—Jerome’s unheralded heroine.
      03 LETTERS
      04 TRAVEL ADVENTURE. JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN This desolate track through 250 miles of waterless desert where...
    • Arizona Highways, February 1984

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, February 1984

      Contents:
      01 CONTENTS
      03 LA CIUDAD. UNEARTHING THE FIRST PHOENIX. BENEATH A MODERN CITY AN ANCIENT CULTURE SURRENDERS ITS TIMELESS SECRETS. Story by Natalie Waugh. Photography by Jeff Kida.
      12...
    • Oral History with Mark Moss, May 18, 2011

    • Moss, Mark
    • Police--Arizona; Bullhead City (Ariz.)
    • Mark Moss is currently a Captain in the Bullhead City Police Department, having been with the department from its inception. He became a Captain by rising up through the ranks. He recounts his experiences as a law enforcement officer.

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