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Anton Trojanovich Sr. Oral History, Part 1/2
Part OfAnton Trojanovich Sr. Oral HistoryIntervieweeTrojanovich, JohnInterviewerMcBride, JoyceBrowse TopicBusiness and IndustryCommunity GroupsLaborLand, Environment, and Natural ResourcesSociety and CultureSubjectGlobe, ArizonaDescriptionThe story of the Trojanovich family is a deep root in Globe’s history, bearing several generations and connecting with many other deep rooted family lines. This interview included John Trojanovich, the grandson of Anton Trojanovich Sr. and Anna Pascoe, and his cousin Linda Griffin Brost, whose birthfather was the son of Louis Trojanovich and Hattie Beach. John tells the story of his grandfather Anton Trojanovich Sr., born March 5, 1872 in Yugoslavia/Austria, who migrated to America and to Globe, Arizona with his brother Louis in the mid-late 1800s and died in November 7 1945. Anton Sr. and his brother Louis Trojanovich came by ship to San Francisco in 1886, settled in Globe, Arizona. Anton started the first lumber company in Globe, called it Globe Lumber, operating at Broad and Cedar Streets. He developed saw mills to handle the timber industry behind it. He also showed interest in the mining industry, investing controlling interests in various mines in the area. He quickly became a millionaire. Anton Sr. married the widow, Mrs. Anna Pascoe Trevarthen. Anton was Catholic but Anna was a Methodist. Anna’s father, Thomas Pascoe, was an early sheriff, and known for riding with Apache County’s Commodore Perry to shoot up the Blevins outlaw gang’s headquarters in Holbrook. Anton Sr. and his father-in-law started the Arizona Consolidated Bank. When the Great Depression struck, in order to prevent a run on the bank, they personally guaranteed everyone that their money would be safe. Anton Sr. also advanced Globe the money in order to incorporate. Anton Sr. was a good and close friend of George W.P. Hunt, the future first governor of the State of Arizona. Anton relocated the Globe Lumber Company further down North Broad. He then sold the property on Broad and Cedar Streets to the Old Dominion Mine and built a commercial building that Hunt managed. He also was involved in the construction of the Palace Hotel across the street, where the company offices were located. He also owned 51 percent of the Dominion Hotel on South Broad Street across from the train depot and Holy Angels Church. John tells some tall tales about early Globe, passed down through his father Anton Jr. and his uncle Claude, depicting mining camp scenes of gamblers, prostitution, prohibition and of old hand drilling operations. Audio Length00:17:32Date Original2015-10-17Date Range1870s (1870-1879)1880s (1880-1889)1890s (1890-1899)1900s (1900-1909)1910s (1910-1919)1920s (1920-1929)TypeSound- NonmusicalOriginal FormatOral historiesLanguageEnglishContributing InstitutionGila County Historical MuseumCollectionOral Histories of Globe High SchoolRights StatementThe opinions expressed in this interview are those of the interviewee and interviewer only. They do not represent the views of the Gila County Historical Society of Globe High School. Please contact the Gila County Historical Society Museum, located at 1330 North Broad Street, Globe, AZ 85501; call 928-425-7385 or email [email protected] with questions concerning content or the use and reproduction of this resource.
Oral HistoryAnton Trojanovich Sr.
IdentifierTrojanovich, Anton Sr.mp3Date Digitized2015-10-17Digital FormatMP3
Anton Trojanovich Sr. Oral History, Part 1/2, [Trojanovich, Anton Sr.mp3]. Arizona Memory Project, accessed 27/01/2023, https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/nodes/view/149984