October 23, 2016
The Haunts of the Jerome Grand Hotel
Many have heard that the Jerome Grand Hotel is haunted--it's been featured on cable television.
But few know exactly what kinds of paranormal activity to expect if he or she is brave enough to stay there.
Would you spend the entire night if the following creepy things happened to you?
Posted by Drew Desmond at 10:37 AM No comments:
Labels: Arizona, buildings, business, ghost towns, ghosts, haunted, History, Jerome, mining, oral history, paranormal
Location: Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
October 16, 2016
Viola Jimulia: America's First Chieftess
In the 1930's, when the Prescott Yavapai were down to a population of around 50, Viola took over the role of chief (mayora,) of the tribe, even before her husband, Chief Sam "Red Ants" Jimulla, (pronounced gee-mew-LAH,) passed away in 1940, when he fell off his horse. (*1)
In fact, a December, 1936 Arizona Highways article stated: "As far as is known, Viola is the only woman in America to hold the position of tribal head;" (while the story curiously never mentioned Sam it all.) (*2)
Posted by Drew Desmond at 9:14 AM No comments:
Labels: Arizona, biography, History, horses, oral history, Presbyterian Church, Prescott, Sharlot Hall Museum, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe
October 9, 2016
The Terrible, Shoddy Construction of the Old Courthouse
The construction of the "Old" (2nd) Yavapai County Courthouse was so terrible, so shoddy--even slapstick--that a sane man might wonder if the Three Stooges didn't paste it together just prior to landing their gig on vaudeville!
Here now are seven cases in point:
October 2, 2016
The Forgotten Ghost Town of Placerita
|Old Stone Cabin at Placerita, AZ.|
Since this picture was taken, the roof reportedly has collapsed.
Then there are the ghost towns located on dirt roads that still might have a ranching community or even a bar, like Cleator.
Finally, there are the true ghost towns that sit in the middle of the wilderness and are only accessible by foot trail.
Placerita, Arizona is one such "true" ghost town and offers a colorful history of gold, goats and several killings.
Posted by Drew Desmond at 11:46 AM No comments:
Labels: agriculture, Arizona, buildings, crime, ghost towns, gold, hiking, History, mines, mining, placer gold, Prescott, Prescott National Forest, ranches, ranching
Location: Placerita Gulch, Arizona 86332, USA
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