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    • Navajo Long Walk

    • Marcek, Lisa
    • Navajo Long Walk, 1863-1867; Navajo Long Walk to Bosque Redondo (Ariz. And N.M.); Carleton, James Henry, 1814-1873; Carson, Christopher 1809-1863; Fort Sumner (N.M.); Fort Grant (Ariz.); Manuelito, Navajo chief, 1818-1893; Navajo History; Navajo...
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    • Oral History with Patricia Egan, January 26, 2011

    • Egan, Patricia
    • Navajo Indian Reservation--Schools; Navajo Indian Reservation--Social life and customs; Northland Pioneer College;
    • Patricia Egan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1989, she moved to Arizona to teach at Dilkon Elementary School on the Navajo Reservation. Ms. Egan talks about the cultural differences between herself and her students and how those...
    • Oral History with Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011

    • Ellis, Janie
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Artist colonies--Arizona--Scottsdale--History; Curtis, Philip C.; Costume design--Arizona; Carpentry--Arizona
    • Janie Ellis was born in 1942 to George and Rachel (Murdock) Ellis. Her parents founded the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Ellis talks about the many artists who have spent time at Cattle Track. She also talks about her...
    • Oral History with Kathy Engle, April 15, 2011

    • Engle, Kathy
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Journalism--Arizona
    • Kathy Engle was a reporter with the "Green Valley News" in Tucson, Arizona from 1981 to 2006. In this interview, Ms. Engle talks about her childhood, education, and early career in journalism. She discusses many of the newspapers and journalists in...
    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • 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 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 Maxine Huff, May 11, 2011

    • Huff, Maxine
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); United States. Army--Officers; Dance teachers--Arizona; Dance Masters of America
    • Maxine Huff has lived many places around the world with her husband, who was a career U.S. Army officer. His last station was at Fort Huachuca, outside of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Huff retired in Sierra Vista in the 1960s, where she...
    • Oral History with Robert Kravetz, April 21, 2011

    • Kravetz, Robert
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Physicians--Arizona--Biography;
    • Dr. Robert Kravetz was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. He is a specialist in Gastroenterology (digestive diseases). Dr. Kravetz first came to Phoenix in 1961 as part of Public Health to work at the Phoenix Indian Hospital for two...
    • Oral History with Dan Narramore, April 27, 2011

    • Narramore, Dan
    • Palo Verde (Ariz.)--History; Farming--Arizona--Maricopa County
    • Dan Narramore was born and raised in the Palo Verde Valley of Arizona. In this interview, he talks about growing up in Palo Verde, continuing to work the family farm, and his hobby of competing in roping contests. Mr. Narramore's family helped...
    • 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  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...
    • Oral History with Irene Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Aja, Irene; Aja, Basilio
    • Basque Americans--Arizona; Sheep--Arizona
    • Irene (Escheverria) Aja discusses her family and their work in the sheep industry in Arizona. Both of her parents immigrated from the Basque region of Spain. Mrs. Aja talks about growing up in Winslow, Wickenburg and Phoenix as her family traveled...
    • Oral History with Frank Krentz, June 25, 2012

    • Krentz, Frank
    • Cattle.; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Ranch life--Arizona.; Ranch life.; Ranchers; Ranching--Arizona--History.; Oral history.;
    • Frank and Ben Krentz are cousins in their mid-20s who both live and work on the Krentz family ranch. Frank’s father was tragically shot by a drug smuggler two years previously. They were interviewed at the same time and place, one after the...
    • Oral History with Bill MacDonald, June 27, 2012

    • MacDonald, Bill
    • Cattle.; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Ranch life--Arizona.; Ranch life.; Ranchers; Ranching--Arizona--History.; Oral history.;
    • Bill MacDonald is one of the leading ranchers in a cooperative partnership between ranchers, conservation groups, state and federal agencies (the Malpai Borderlands Group) whose aim is to better manage the security and condition of ranch land in...
    • Oral History with Casey Murphs, April 4, 2012

    • Murphs, Casey
    • Cattle.; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Ranch life--Arizona.; Ranch life.; Ranchers; Ranching--Arizona--History.; Oral history.;
    • Murph begins by describing the history of his grandfather, who was a freight hauler before he began ranching, then his own earliest memories of growing up on the ranch – which included being expected to help with all the cattle work from when he...
    • Oral History with Katie Orme, March 31, 2012

    • Orme, Katie
    • Cattle.; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Ranch life--Arizona.; Ranch life.; Ranchers; Ranching--Arizona--History.; Oral history.;
    • At 27, Katie Orme is the eldest of the three Orme children – all girls. After describing her family she talks about what it was like to grow up on the ranch and her first horse. She then gives a fair amount of detail on her family’s history in...
    • Oral History with Bert Randall, June 13, 2012

    • Randall, Bert
    • Cattle.; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Ranch life--Arizona.; Ranch life.; Ranchers; Ranching--Arizona--History.; Oral history.;
    • An oral history from Bert Randall on his life living as a rancher in Arizona. He talks about the ranch life, his family, cow handling, memories of his dad, the rodeo scene, horses, and the Mormon faith. (58 mins, 35 secs)
    • Oral History with Sam Udall, March 22, 2012

    • Udall, Sam
    • Cattle.; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Ranch life--Arizona.; Ranch life.; Ranchers; Ranching--Arizona--History.; Oral history.;
    • Sam Udall gives one of the most characterful interviews. Although his family owns a small ranch he has primarily spent his life cowboy-ing for other operations – teaching school full time, to support that lifestyle. Udall begins by telling about...

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