October 15, 2017
The Bureau reported that: "Since the discovery of the disease on the Prescott Forest in 1917, it has spread from the 400 acres affected to about 38,000 acres on the Prescott National Forest.'" (*2)
October 8, 2017
Both suspects would face the gallows as the newborn State of Arizona grappled with the question of the death penalty.
October 1, 2017
With these two stories lies the account of the two major industries in early anglo Yavapai county history. Dewey was a ranching town providing the food, while her future husband Humboldt was a mining town earning the cold hard cash.
September 24, 2017
Teddy Roosevelt once said: "Chautauqua is the most American thing in America!" (*1)
"Chautauqua is an institution that began in the late 19th century to provide higher education opportunities through the combination of lectures, concerts, and public events." (*1)
It was also a grand celebration of the freedom of speech and in 1912, Prescott would climb aboard.
September 17, 2017
Knowing that Prescott's Whiskey Row is central to her history, it's surprising that it took until the 21st century for such an important subject to be addressed thoroughly in a book.
Bradley G. Courtney not only brings this significant story to light, but he does so in a cohesive and entertaining narrative commensurate with the professionalism of an author holding a master's degree in history and a doctorate in education.
September 10, 2017
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a superstar recognized by nearly everyone. So when the people of Prescott noticed him walking their streets, they were both surprised and excited.
However, Buffalo Bill did not come with his "Wild West Show." Instead he came with his mining engineer and they meant business.