As soon as news reached Prescott of William “Buckey” O’Neill’s death in Cuba, one of his closest friends, MJ Hickey, was inspired to see that a memorial to the late sheriff and mayor be made in his hometown. This idea of a memorial would quickly grow into a monument and its journey from conception to inception would grow monumental as well.
May 25, 2019
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May 19, 2019
|Old City Dam, 1920s|
By the time summer came along, water pressure had consistently fallen so low that everyone was required to boil it. Unfortunately, that did nothing to relieve its foul smell.
May 12, 2019
When scouting first came to Arizona, it started in Prescott and became hugely popular. Not only were boys of the proper age being turned away for lack of space, but the younger brothers of scouts became jealous of their activities and wanted a group of their own.
“These youngsters invaded the regular meetings of the various scout troops in such numbers that something just had to be done to keep them away from the regular Scout meetings,” the paper reported.
May 5, 2019
To be precise, these are the craziest stories that did not involve criminal intent. Those deserve tellings on their own.