April 29, 2018
Cowboy Escapades #2: Autos on the Range
Indeed, at least twice it was suggested to start using autos in traditional events during the Frontier Days rodeo!
April 22, 2018
Downtown Store Windows in the 1800s
Fortunately, the newspaper was keen to mention what was being displayed at stores--particularly when those same stores were regular advertisers. These mentions offer insight into what a 19th century visitor to Prescott would see as he walked around the square.
Posted by Drew Desmond at 9:14 AM No comments:
Labels: Advertising, Arizona, buildings, business, Chamber of Commerce, Christmas, Goldwater, History, old advertising, Prescott, stores, Yavapai County Courthouse
April 15, 2018
Dutch John: Prescott's Audacious Bootlegger
If it was prohibition in Yavapai county and one wanted a drink, then "the distinctly individual countenance of (Dutch John Berent was) well known to practically every person in Yavapai county," according to the newspaper.
Soon the sheriff's office would also become aware of Dutch John's notoriety and with the assistance of paid snitches and the employment of private detectives, John would find himself before the court judge.
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Labels: Arizona, biography, crime, Entertainment, History, Jerome Junction, Prescott, prohibition, railroads
Location: Prescott, AZ, USA
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