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    • Aerial Of Farmland

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    • Aerial photography -- Michigan; Farms
    • "Fruit orchards, vineyards, small farms. S. Mich.-Lake Mich. just beyond."
    • Rogue River Valley

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    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Oregon -- Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County); Medford (Or.)
    • "Rogue R. Valley-10,000 A. in pear orchards. Medford ships 3,500 carloads annually. Regiments of pear trees near Medford, Ore."
    • Out West: Essays

    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • West (U.S.) – In literature; American literature – West (U.S.); Western stories; West (U.S.) – Literary Collections; Arizona – Description and travel
    • A booklet containing a scholarly essay entitled “Out West,” by Paul Carter, that examines the origins of the mythology of the west, viewed through the lens of the region’s distinctive biophysical environment, and rooted in the brief period in...
    • State Seal

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Arizona Capitol Museum Division.
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • The state's key enterprises are symbolized on the Arizona state seal. In the background is a mountain range with the sun rising behind the peaks. At the right side of the mountain range is a storage reservoir and a dam. Irrigated fields and...
    • History of the Arizona State Seal

    • Department of State, Secretary of State’s Office
    • Arizona; Signs and symbols; Seals and labels
    • Document published by the Arizona Secretary of State describing the storied past of the State Seal of Arizona.
    • The Thunderbird (magazine), Volume 02, Number 03

    • 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...
    • Edith Smith harnesses  a farm goat

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Children were involved in the work and responsibilities of area homesteads. The Abraham Lincoln Smith family arrived in Sedona in 1915 to put their children in school. Edith was a Smith granddaughter, in this case taking a spin in a farm cart...
    • The Hart children haul wood

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • L.E. 'Dad' Hart and family arrived about 1909-10, and bought land and cattle. Although Dad's store would be the first to have electricity in town, that was almost 25 years into the future, so the Hart children were tasked with gathering wood for...
    • Henry Elmer Cook farming

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    • 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...
    • Erwin and Fred Schuerman, ca. 1928

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Erwin was the Schuerman's eldest child. He homesteaded in 1908 and died in 1929. His widow, Mabel, married Albert Purtymun and they stayed on the place until her son, Fred, reached the age of majority (21 years) and took over the farm. Fred...
    • Apple cider party

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Cider presses were common at Oak Creek orchards. Apples were the most popular fruit for juicing, but the Dumas family also pressed blackberries. If the juice was allowed to ferment in a crock or barrel in a cool dry place, it would become cider.
    • The Jordan waterwheel, early 1930s

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • The Jordan brothers each built irrigation systems; George's included this large waterwheel. Walter researched the design and George patterned the wheel from a picture in a catalog. The overshot wheel, 20 feet in diameter, was powered by ditch...
    • The David Dumas farm

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • The Dumas family moved next door to the Schuermans in 1905. They grew peaches, apples, apricots, plums and blackberries in addition to large gardens. David and Margaret Dumas were known throughout the valley for their warm hospitality,...
    • Red Rock fruit display at the county fair, 1930

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Fruit from the Schuerman place, among others, was selected by fair organizers to make up this incredible display at the Yavapai County Fair. Note the photos of Courthouse Rock (now referred to as Cathedral Rock). Red Rock fruit and vegetable...
    • Walter  pruning in the orchard

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Orcharding required work in the field year round. Pruning was one of Walter's specialties. When the pruning was done, there was spraying for pests, spreading fertilizer, monitoring the weather for moisture and killing frost, smudging, caring for...
    • Mechanized  apple sorting machine

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • The apple sorting machine in Walter's fruit packing shed was state of the art in 1948. It was not uncommon for it to run 8+ hours per day during harvest, stopping only for the packers to catch up when their bins became too full. Peaches were...
    • Will Steele and Joe Farley try out a new piece of equipment

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • In 1924, Joe Farley learned his old homestead was for sale, so he and Sarah moved back with their daughter, Minnie, and her husband, Will C. Steele. They split the purchased property, with the creek as the dividing line. The Steeles developed a...
    • The Walter Jordan place

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    • Farms--Arizona--Sedona
    • Many orchards are still visible in photos, especially aerial photos of Sedona, into the 1970s. But the influx of retirees in that decade brought a transition from an agriculture-based economy to one of development and tourism. Walter and Ruth...
    • 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,...

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