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    • Lewis and Hughes Family Histories

    • Woodrow and Camille Hughes Lewis
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County.
    • Woody tells of his family, miners who first came to McMillanville and Copper Hills, mining towns near Globe that no longer exist. The subsequent generation were ranchers around Globe. Woody grew up in Globe, except when his father took them to...
    • Mary Vail Wilkinson Oral History Interview

    • Wilkinson, Mary Vail
    • Empire Ranch (Ariz.); Ranches--Arizona
    • Mary shares remembrances of her life as a child on the Empire Ranch. Born in 1887, Mary Vail was Walter and Margaret Vail's daughter and lived at the Empire Ranch until the Vail family moved to Los Angeles in 1896. This file is an excerpt from...
    • Wilbur Family History, Part 1

    • Wilbur, Tilden and Wilbur, Carol
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; St. Johns (Ariz.); Prescott (Ariz.)--History; Verde Valley (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers--Apache county--Biography;
    • Part 1: Tilden's grandfather, John Brown, was sent by Brigham Young to St. Johns in the 1880's to set up the school systems for St. Johns and the academy at Snowflake. Jo (Josie) Brown, Tilden's mother, went to business school in Salt Lake City,...
    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 1

    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Cooley, Corydon E. (Corydon Eliphalet), 1836-1917; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Wars; Apache Indians--Women;...
    • Part 1: Glenn and Lonnie West tell the history of their mother's grandparents, Corydon E. and Mollie Cooley. Corydon E. Cooley came west from Virginia when he was 20 years old, before the Civil War. He first moved to Santa Fe, but then followed...
    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 2

    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Women; Snowflake (Ariz.); Lakeside (Ariz.); Sheep ranchers--Arizona--Biography;...
    • Part 2: Glenn and Lonnie West tell the history of the Amos family, their great grandparents and grandparents on their mother's paternal side, and of the West family, their father's ancestors. In 1874, Milton and Allie Amos migrated from Missouri...
    • Map of Arizona

    • W.W. Elliott & Co.
    • Arizona; Maps
    • Map of Arizona, 1 map,photocopy, 47 x 34 cm., map indicates roads, railroads, mines, reservations, rivers, ranches and bodies of water
    • Arizona Business Directory 1881 (Part 2 of 4) - About Arizona

    • W. C. Disturnell
    • Arizona -- Directories; San Francisco (Calif.) -- Directories;
    • This section of the Business Directory contains topography, climate, resources, mining districts, mining superintendents, quartz mills, counties and county officers, Indian reservations, ancient ruins, how it (Arizona) derived its name, railroads,...
    • Reverend A. Lessier

    • Usui
    • Priests; Portraits
    • Headshot of Fr. A. Lessier looking off to the left of the camera
    • Colonel Moses H. Sherman

    • Unknown
    • Sherman, Moses H. -- US Military--National Guard--Arizona--Adjutants General
    • Colonel Moses H. Sherman was Adjutant General for the Territory of Arizona from March 1, 1883 to March 10, 1887.
    • Colonel William C. Bashford

    • Unknown
    • Bashford, William C. -- US Military--National Guard--Arizona--Adjutants General
    • Colonel William C. Bashford was Adjutant General for the Territory of Arizona from October 27, 1878 to the Fall of 1880.
    • Colonel Clark Churchill

    • Unknown
    • Churchill, Clark -- US Military--National Guard--Arizona--Adjutants General
    • Colonel Clark Churchill was Adjutant General for the Territory of Arizona from the Fall of 1880 to April 30, 1883.
    • Colonel William O. 'Bucky" O'Neill

    • Unknown
    • O'Neill, William O. "Bucky" -- US Military--National Guard--Arizona--Adjutants General
    • Colonel William O. O'Neill was Adjutant General for the Territory of Arizona from April 8, 1889 to some time in the Spring of 1891. He resigned his post in order to enlist in the Spanish-American War under Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough...
    • Colonel Samuel Hughes

    • Unknown
    • Hughes, Samuel -- US Military--National Guard--Arizona--Adjutants General
    • Colonel Samuel Hughes was Adjutant General for the Territory of Arizona from February 1, 1871 to February 12, 1873 and again from from February 1, 1877 to October 26, 1878.
    • Cochise County

    • Unknown
    • Mining--Arizona; History--Arizona, History--Cochise County
    • A brief history of the mining, agricultural, cultural and social history of Cochise County at the beginning of the 20th century. Note: File size is 13 MB requiring several minutes to download.
    • July 1881, American Flag cover with hand cancel

    • Unknown
    • Postmarks—Arizona
    • Cover sent from American Flag to Cleveland, Ohio. Note the handwritten cancellation, dated July 7th. The American Flag Post Office was established on December 28, 1880 and was discontinued on July 16, 1890. This is one of the earliest known...
    • Sept 1881, American Flag cover

    • Unknown
    • Postmarks—Arizona
    • Territorial cover addressed to Columbus, Ohio, with an American Flag cancellation of September, 1881. The first postmaster, Peter H. Loss, would have been running the post office at that time, and earning an annual compensation of $3.77.
    • Sarah Fisher Goldwater (1859-1934)

    • Unknown
    • Goldwater family
    • Known as Aunt Sallie, wife of Morris, she was the daughter of a pioneering family who came to the Prescott area from Missouri. She was a widow who ran a boarding house. She and Morris married late in life.
    • Early Bisbee Arizona

    • Unknown
    • Arizona--History; Cities and towns
    • Site of "The Bisbee Massacre" December 8, 1883 at the Castenada and Goldwater Store run by Joe Goldwater. During the store robbery, three men and a pregnant woman were killed.
    • Baron Goldwater (lower right) 1866-1929

    • Unknown
    • Goldwater family
    • Barry Goldwater's father in his early years. Baron was charming, suave, and a dedicated bachelor until he met Jo Williams shopping in the Goldwater Store.
    • Michel Goldwater (1821-1903)

    • Unknown
    • Goldwater family
    • "Big Mike," Barry's grandfather, fled Russia for France to avoid police reprisals and conscription after becoming involved with underground Jewish dissidents. He later sailed for England where he married Sarah Nathan.
    • Berta Coveney

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • This photograph, while undated, was probably taken during the 1880's. Though Ms. Coveney's personal history is unknown, her father was James M. Cotton, a businessman in Phoenix during the last half of the 19th century. He and George E. Mowry were...
    • Lottie Whiteside

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Women in Medicine -- Arizona
    • During Arizona's territorial period many women were recognized as "doctors." One such woman was Lottie Whiteside. Dr. Whiteside of Wickenburg did not possess a professional degree; however, she skillfully cared for the sick. Like many of the women...
    • March 19

    • Unknown
    • Fort Lowell (Ariz.)--Photographs
    • On this date in 1873, the Tucson army camp was moved to a site on Rillito Creek where a permanent post was built and named Fort Lowell. This photo shows what was called Officers Row in 1888.
    • March 20

    • Unknown
    • Stagecoach robberies--West (U.S.)--History.
    • On this date in 1889, the Atlantic & Pacific train was held up at Canyon Diablo, 26 miles west of Winslow. This undated photograph shows the posse, including Sherrif Bucky O'Neill (second from right), that apprehended the train robbers in Utah...
    • March 30

    • Unknown
    • Flagstaff (Ariz.)--History.
    • On this date in 1890, fire destroyed an entire business block in Flagstaff. This 1882 photograph shows the town of Flagstaff before the fire.
    • January 12

    • Unknown
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Company; Railroads--West (U.S.)--History
    • The Southern Pacific Railroad tracks were completed on this date in 1883 so that Tucson could be reached from the east coast by way of San Antonio. This photo shows the railroad track crew celebrating as the Sunset route is completed just west of...
    • April 24

    • Unknown
    • St. Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson was opened by the Sisters of St. Joseph on this date in 1880. This photograph shows how the new hospital looked in 1880.
    • May 26

    • Unknown
    • Flagstaff (Ariz.)--History
    • The town of Flagstaff was incorporated on this date in 1894. This photograph is identified as a view of Flagstaff in 1885.
    • May 30

    • Unknown
    • Prescott (Ariz.)
    • A group of residents along Granite Creek met on this day in 1864 and established the town of Prescott, named after historian William Hickling Prescott. This 1884 view is identified as Prescott, look west down Gurley Street.
    • September 8

    • Unknown
    • Geronimo, Apache chief, 1829-1909
    • Geronimo and his band were assembled and marched from Fort Bowie to Bowie Station on this date in 1886 where they boarded trains bound for Florida. This photo shows Geronimo, first row third from right, and Chief Naiche, first row third from left,...
    • September 12

    • Unknown
    • Apache Kid, b. ca. 1860
    • On this date in 1893, cattlemen and farmers of Cochise County were warned to go armed at all times as the Apache Kid was believed to be in the area. This circa 1888 photograph shows the Apache Kid as he appeared while a he was a prisoner in Globe....
    • October 26

    • Unknown
    • Tombstone (Ariz.)--History--19th century
    • On this date in 1881, Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp along with Doc Holliday faced off against the Clantons and McLaurys in what has become known as the Shootout at the OK Corral. Three men were killed and two wounded in less than a minute. This...
    • December 10

    • Unknown
    • Railway mail service--Arizona--History
    • The first railway service in the Territory was established between Tucson and Los Angeles on this date in 1880. This 1881 photo shows one of Arizona's other early railroad lines between Benson and Nogales.
    • June 11

    • Unknown
    • Chiricahua Indians--Relocation; San Carlos Indian Reservation (Ariz.)--History
    • On this date in 1876, the Chiricahua Apache Indians were moved from their reservation in Cochise County to the San Carlos Reservation. This photograph is identified as San Carlos in 1887.
    • June 13

    • Unknown
    • Mines and mineral resources--Arizona--Mowry mine
    • On this date in 1862, Sylvester Mowry's silver mine at Patagonia was confiscated and Mowry arrested on charges of being a Confederate sympathizer. This engraving of the Mowry Mine originally appeared in the book "A Tour Through Arizona 1864" by J....
    • June 23

    • Unknown
    • Tombstone (Ariz.)--History; Fires--Arizona--Tombstone; Bars (Drinking establishments)--Arizona--Tombstone
    • On this date in 1881, a barrel of whiskey exploded in a Tombstone saloon, starting a fire that destroyed the business section of town. This photograph is identified as a view of Tombstone after another large fire swept through the town in May of...
    • July 22

    • Unknown
    • Nogales (Ariz.)--History
    • On this date in 1893, the City of Nogales was incorporated. This photograph, showing the International Hotel and Odd Fellows' Hall, a Second Hand Store/Tienda de Segundo Mano and a moored hot air balloon, is identified as a view of Nogales in the...
    • July 29

    • Unknown
    • Owens, Commodore Perry, 1852-1920; Sheriffs--Arizona--Apache County
    • Commodore Perry Owens, the famous longhaired, straight-shooting sheriff from Holbrook was born on this date in 1852. This photograph is identified as a portrait of Owens taken circa 1885 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • August 12

    • Unknown
    • Coaching (Transportation)--Arizona--History; Robbery--Arizona
    • Both the Florence to Globe stage and the Prescott to Ash Fork stage were held up on the same night in 1883. The shotgun messenger on the Florence to Globe stage was killed. This photograph showing a typical stage coach is identified as the...
    • August 25

    • Unknown
    • Geronimo,1829-1909; Gatewood, Charles B.; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925; Apache Indians--Wars, 1883-1886
    • On this date in 1886, Lt. Charles B. Gatewood, accompanied only by two Apache scouts, entered an Apache camp in the Sierra Madre Mountains south of the Mexican border and persuaded Geronimo to surrender to General Nelson A. Miles. This photograph...
    • November 21

    • Unknown
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--Photographs--19th century
    • On this date in 1902, the Arizona Daily Star reported that Tucson was known far and wide as a health resort and as a center for agriculture, cattle ranching and mining. This photo shows Tucson circa the 1880s.
    • Fort Bowie, Arizona Territory

    • Unknown
    • Fort Bowie (Ariz.)
    • Fort Bowie in historic Apache Pass, Arizona, established by the "California Column" in 1862. Geronimo and Naiche arrived at Fort Bowie after agreeing to General Miles' terms to end hostilities in 1886.
    • Chiricahuas Preparing to Board Trains at Holbrook, Arizona Territory

    • Unknown
    • Apache Indians -- Wars, 1883-1886 -- Photographs; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- Photographs
    • Photograph of a drawing by an unknown artist of the U.S. military escorting members of the Allied Tribes to trains in Holbrook, Arizona. The trains were bound for Florida to take tribal members into exile.

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