November 19, 2017

Indians Save Lost Anglos

Thomas Ward and Alex Douglas couldn't be more relieved. They were finally on a train completing their trip from the Colorado River to Jerome Junction. They had been caught in a heavy snow storm and had become hopelessly lost.

Both men were now eager to tell anyone who'd listen how their lives were saved by several Indians.

November 12, 2017

2 Large Meteor Strikes Within 8 Months & 150 Miles!

Although tons of material regularly enters earth's atmosphere, very little reaches the ground. In fact, the number of all witnessed and recovered meteorite strikes on the entire planet is only around 1100! So when two meteors strike 150 miles apart separated by a mere eight months--it's nearly unbelievable.

Yet in 1911-12 this did happen near a small railroad stop called Supai, east of Ash Fork and later over Aztec, another stop on the same railroad line! The explosive force of each was colossal and caused great panic and alarm for all who experienced it.

November 5, 2017

Brave Woman Fights Off Indians in Granite Dells

It was September, 1867. Lewis A. Stevens must have been anxious about leaving his wife at their ranch in the Granite Dells (then known as Point of Rocks.) He was required to go to Prescott to serve in the 4th Territorial Legislature and Indians had been raiding all around the vicinity recently.

As he passed by Fort Whipple (now the VA,) on the way to Prescott, he hoped that its proximity to his ranch might be a deterrent to an Indian raid.

It would not...

October 29, 2017

Popular Preacher Struck Down by Lightning

"His death (was) all the more dramatic for the reason that he held in his hand a bible which he had been reading."

Shocking, isn't it?

October 22, 2017

Historic News Clips of 1911

As this author researches newspapers for this blog, he finds some stories that are historic or interesting, but individually would be too short for a full blog. So then, here is a pictorial blog presenting these news stories.

October 15, 2017

1917-1940: Twig Blight Threatens the Prescott National Forest

By 1935 the slow-moving disaster had become genuinely alarming. "The possibility of the absolute destruction of the Prescott National forest through Twig Blight disease is foreseen by officials of the Bureau of Pathology, unless intensive energetic work is conducted immediately to stifle this deadly disease," the newspaper reported. (*1)

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)