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    • Oral History with Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010

    • Oral History with Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010
    • Matus, Guillermo; Yourgules, Mike
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Mining camps--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Mowry Mine (Ariz.); Patagonia Mine (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Ghost towns--Arizona; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Mike Yourgules and Guillermo “Memo” Matus are longtime residents of Patagonia. Both men grew up in the area, and have held various jobs throughout the region. In this interview, the two men talk about growing up and working in Santa Cruz...
    • Buell Family History, Part 2

    • Buell Family History, Part 2
    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Whiteriver (Ariz.);
    • In Part 2 Ed and Ted Buell continue remembering growing up in Pinetop, Arizona during WWII, and of attending high school in nearby McNary, Arizona. When Ed graduated, the Korean War was on, so he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became a flight...
    • Gardner Frost Family History, Part 1

    • Gardner Frost Family History, Part 1
    • Frost, Nella
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography; McNary (Ariz.) -- History; Lakeside (Ariz.); Pinetop (Ariz.); Railroads -- Arizona -- History; Electric cooperatives
    • Nella’s great grandmother Medlock immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah from England, pushing a hand cart across the United States. Joseph Albert Lewis, Nella's great grandfather, was born in Utah. They met and married there, and then moved to...
    • Gardner Frost Family History, Part 2

    • Gardner Frost Family History, Part 2
    • Frost, Nella
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography; McNary (Ariz.) -- History; Lakeside (Ariz.); Pinetop (Ariz.); Railroads -- Arizona -- History; Electric cooperatives
    • Part 2, Nella continues to talk about her father's contributions to the area, of his annual work as the cook feeding hundreds of Navopache Electric Co-op's customers and other community groups. She describes his full life to his death. Then she...
    • Russell Family History, Part 1

    • Russell Family History, Part 1
    • Russell, David
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Timber--Arizona; McNary (Ariz.)--History; African American families--Arizona--McNary
    • David Russell tells of how he came to the saw mill town of McNary, Arizona as a teenager, and how he worked his way into a variety of positions in the mills, in the forest, and on the Apache Railroad until he retired a supervisor and an active...
    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011

    • 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 William Bond, January 14, 2011

    • Oral History with William Bond, January 14, 2011
    • Bond, William
    • Schools--Arizona--Cochise County; Schools--Arizona--Santa Cruz County; Elementary school teachers--Arizona--Biography; Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Arizona Humane Society
    • William Bond was born and raised in New Mexico. He moved to Arizona about 1971 to take a teaching position at Pearce Elementary School in Cochise County. Mr. Bond also taught at Duncan and Saint Johns before going to the University of Arizona for...
    • Hansen Family History, Part 2

    • Hansen Family History, Part 2
    • Hansen, Don L.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona --Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Crook's Trail (Ariz.); Roads -- Arizona; Automobiles -- Arizona -- White Mountains -- 1900's;...
    • In Part 2, Don L. Hansen is 21 years old and now an adult applying for his own homestead of 90 acres. He would work at the sawmill during the day and then plow his fields by moonlight. Then for seven years he worked for his father's dairy. In...
    • Hansen Family History, Part 1

    • Hansen Family History, Part 1
    • Hansen, Don L.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona --Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Crook's Trail (Ariz.); Roads -- Arizona; Automobiles -- Arizona -- White Mountains -- 1900's;...
    • In Part 1, Don L. Hansen gives a brief history of his ancestors. He was born in 1900 to Niels S. and Rosebelle Gardner Hansen in Snowflake. His great-grandparents Hans and Sophia Hansen Sr. and her sister immigrated from Denmark to the United...
    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011

    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011
    • Morris, Cynthia Matus
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Ranching--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Cynthia Matus Morris was born in 1953 to Guillermo and Carmen (Rivera) Matus and has lived in the area around Patagonia, Arizona her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family history through grandparents, their holiday...
    • Webb Family History, Part 1

    • Webb Family History, Part 1
    • Webb, June and Webb, Cherie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormons--Biography; Mormons--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mesa (Ariz.). High School;
    • Part 1: June's grandfather, Edward Milo Webb Jr., was a blacksmith in Nauvoo, Illinois when the Latter-day Saints' migration to Utah began. He then immigrated to Woodruff, Arizona, but because he was a polygamist, was soon forced to move on to...
    • Webb Family History, Part 2

    • Webb Family History, Part 2
    • Webb, June and Cherie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormons--Biography; Mormons--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Lakeside (Ariz.);
    • Part 2: June and Cherie raised a family of 9 children. While Cherie raised kids, gardened, canned and raised beef and pigs, etc. June was busy in the woods with the family's sawmill operation. As June's brothers would acquire various timber...
    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 1

    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 1
    • Baeza, Jo
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Arizona Culture Keeper; Newspapers--Arizona; Pinetop, (Ariz.); U.S. Forest Service;
    • Part 1: Jo was born in Minnesota immersed in history and writing. Her great grandparents built one of the first hotels in the territory in 1854, encountering the Dakota-Sioux conflict on the edge of the frontier. Her grandfather Johnson was a...
    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 2

    • Baeza, Jo History, Part 2
    • Baeza, Jo
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Arizona Culture Keeper; Newspapers--Arizona; Pinetop, (Ariz.); U.S. Forest Service;
    • Part 2: In 1965, Jo moved to Pinetop, bought the only house for sale from Pearl Penrod, a house built by Ethel Stephens, the cook at the McNary Guest House. She also got the only job in town working for Bob Fernandez Realty. There were about 600...
    • Larson Family History, Part 1

    • Larson Family History, Part 1
    • Larson, Augusta
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Coconino County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona; Mormon women; Educators -- 20th Century -- Biography;
    • In Part 1, Augusta Larson tells of her affluent beginnings in Flagstaff, her education and her early career as a schoolteacher in Holbrook, Arizona. She recalls what influenced her to convert to the Latter-day Saints' religion, and of meeting and...
    • Larson Family History, Part 2

    • Larson Family History, Part 2
    • Larson, Augusta
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona; Mormon women; Educators -- 20th Century -- Biography;
    • in Part 2, Augusta Larson continues to talk about her life as the wife of Wallace Larson, her growing family and her teaching career in Snowflake, Lakeside, and Whiteriver schools. She tells of her husband's meteoric rise from getting his high...
    • Larson Family History, Part 3

    • Larson Family History, Part 3
    • Larson, Augusta
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona; Mormon women; Educators -- 20th Century -- Biography; Mormon women--Political activity--United States--History.
    • In Part 3, After Augusta Larson describes other early Lakeside residents, she briefly describes her career as an Arizona State Legislator.
    • Buell Family History, Part 1

    • Buell Family History, Part 1
    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History;
    • Ted and Ed Buell tell about their mother's family coming to Bisbee, Arizona at the turn of the century and their father's arrival shortly after WWI. Alice Anderson was a young teacher when she met Ed Buell on a blind date in Globe, Arizona. The...
    • Crozier Family History

    • Crozier Family History
    • Crozier, Harriet
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Nurses and nursing -- West (U.S.A.); McNary (Ariz.) -- History; Pinetop (Ariz.);
    • Hattie tells of her coming to work as a nurse at the little hospital in the logging and sawmill town of McNary, Arizona just after WWII. She describes the company town, tells us how she met and married her husband, and tells of their lives...
    • Mounce Family History

    • Mounce Family History
    • Joe Mounce and Christie Lavin
    • 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
    • The Mounce family came to Globe in 1876 with an enormous herd of cattle. The original ranch ran cattle from the Salt River to the Gila River. Another Mounce family ranch was located in Geronimo, AZ. The family's ranching lifestyle continues...

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