Wildlife / Ecosystem

PRESCOTT'S ECOSYSTEM

Here's a listing of all the Prescott, AZ History articles that are about the area's ecosystem, both past and present.

CLICK ON THE TITLE of the story you wish to read


The astonishing story of a frog that survived millions of years embedded in sandstone.


How prairie dogs were made extinct throughout Yavapai County in the first third of the 20th century and the consequences.


An informative listing of 9 cryptozoological animals that have been seen in Arizona. Includes a Bigfoot update near Prescott.



2 Large Meteor Strikes Within 8 Months & 150 Miles!
True description of 2 meteor strikes that happened only 8 months apart in 1911-12 between Ash Fork and Holbrook, AZ on the same Santa Fe Railroad line.




The wet winter of 1915 brought a new resident to the Prescott National Forest: the white-tail deer.


1917-1940: Twig Blight Threatens the Prescott National Forest
Story of a mysterious fungus that caused Twig Blight in the Prescott National Forest from 1917-1940. Offers a suggestion as to how the disease may have first entered Yavapai county.




The birth of Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona brought a region-wide celebration. It was originally intended to irrigate grain crops!


The story of one of the wettest winters in Yavapai County history and its consequences.


The story of the only known onyx quarry ever discovered on earth and its history in Mayer, Yavapai county, Arizona.