Named for a historian, William Hickling Prescott whose findings were confirmed by “Aztec memorials” in the area. The town has a prominent history as the territorial capital from 1863-1867 and again from 1877-1889 and it is also home to the first rodeo held in 1888 and now an annual tradition on the 4th of July.
Citation: Byrd H. Granger, Arizona's Names: X Marks the Place (Tucson, AZ: Falconer Pub., 1983).500.CountyYavapai CountyStateArizonaCountryUnited StatesGeographic Coordinates
Al Aldolph (left) and Carson Shade (right) stand beside the remains of the four engine converted Navy bomber they had been piloting over forest fires in Arizona. The plane ran out of fuel causing the pair to execute a "belly landing."
49th Highway Geology Symposium : proceedings & field trip guide : Prescott, Arizona, September 10-14, 1998
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