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    • Cotton Bales

    • Cotton Bales
    • Unknown
    • Agriculture -- Arizona -- Tempe
    • "Cotton bales awaiting shipment. Tempe, In Early Twenties."
    • Terraces of the Gila River

    • Terraces of the Gila River
    • Unknown
    • San Carlos Apache Tribe; Indians of North America--Arizona; Apache Indians--Arizona; San Carlos Indian Reservation (Ariz.); Gila River (Ariz.)
    • "Terraces of the Gila R. seen from the terrace at San Carlos, Ariz. Looking up River. Homes and f... of Apache Indians. 192?"
    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1

    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1
    • Terry Wheeler
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Southern...
    • Terry Wheeler talks about the history of his great gandparents, Irish emigrants, who came to Arizona working on the railroad in the late 1800s. Terry's mother told him stories about Pancho Villa and of seeing Geronimo, captured and waiting for...
    • Henry Elmer Cook farming

    • Henry Elmer Cook farming
    • Unknown
    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Cook's 1912 homestead extended from the base of Table Mountain and spread across 160 acres of Grasshopper Flat. His son, Jay, homesteaded another 160 acres nearby that later become the Sedona West subdivision. When Henry and wife, Effie, moved...
    • 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...
    • Scottsdale Ginning Company Cotton Gin

    • Scottsdale Ginning Company Cotton Gin
    • Unknown
    • Photographs -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Photography -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History -- Photographs
    • Cotton was Scottsdale's largest cash crop from about 1913 through World War II. Cotton had become so important to Scottsdale farmers that local businessman and rancher E.O. Brown, with partners, built Scottsdale its own cotton gin circa 1920. ...
    • Scottsdale High School

    • Scottsdale High School
    • Unknown
    • Photographs -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Photography -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History -- Photographs; Education -- Arizona -- History
    • Scottsdale High School opened in September 1923. The new school was located on the north side of Indian School Road on land previously owned by Scottsdale businessman and rancher Charles Miller, who also served on the Scottsdale School Board. ...
    • A Walpi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 424

    • A Walpi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 424
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “There are now eight Hopi pueblos, all of them on the tops of mesas. On East mesa are Walpi (‘gap place’) and Sichomovi (‘flower mound place’); on Middle mesa, Mishongnovi, Shipaulovi, and Shongopavi (‘rush spring place’); on West...
    • At the Trysting Place, Portfolio 12, Plate 416

    • At the Trysting Place, Portfolio 12, Plate 416
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “Since they first appeared in history in the sixteenth century, these Indians have occupied their present habitat in northeastern Arizona. Their neighbors on the north, west, and east were the predatory Navaho, alternately hostile and friendly,...
    • Hopi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 420

    • Hopi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 420
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • In this physiognomy we read the dominant traits of Hopi character. The eyes speak of wariness, if not downright distrust. The mouth shows great possibilities of unyielding stubbornness. Yet somewhere in this face lurks an expression of masked...
    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434

    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • “In the art of weaving, knitting, and embroidery the Hopi are preeminent. In ancient times they wove their cultivated cotton into fabrics the fitness of which excited the comment of the early Spaniards, and indeed the cloth remnants found in the...
    • Depositing a Prayer-Stick, Portfolio 12, Plate 433

    • Depositing a Prayer-Stick, Portfolio 12, Plate 433
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • Round, painted sticks with feathers attached by cotton cords are deposited in various places, particularly in springs and at shrines, in supplication to the spirits associated with the locality.
    • The Water Carriers, Portfolio 12, Plate 435

    • The Water Carriers, Portfolio 12, Plate 435
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The reservation of 3863 square miles lies in the eastern watershed of the Little Colorado, but at no point does it extend to the river. In fact there is no perennial stream within its borders. The country is typical of the semi-arid...

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