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
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)
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Labels: agriculture, Arizona, Chamber of Commerce, disasters, ecosystem, History, plants, Prescott, Prescott National Forest, wildlife
October 8, 2017
May 9, 1911: Two Capital Murders in One Afternoon
Both suspects would face the gallows as the newborn State of Arizona grappled with the question of the death penalty.
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Labels: Arizona, crime, death penalty, Gov. Hunt, guns, History, Prescott, ranching, saloons, Suicide, Tom Campbell, Yavapai County, Yeager Canyon
Location: Prescott, AZ, USA
October 1, 2017
Story Behind the Names: Dewey-Humboldt
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.
Posted by Drew Desmond at 9:18 AM No comments:
Labels: Dewey, farming, History, Humboldt, mines, mining, place names, ranches, ranching, stage stop, town names
Location: Dewey-Humboldt, AZ, USA
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