August 26, 2018
The Adventures of Prescott's First Motorcycle Club
Still, like the automobile, motorcycling proved popular and on March 10th, 1911 a number of enthusiasts formed the Yavapai Motorcycle Club.
August 19, 2018
Arizona's First Masons Helped Steer Early Prescott
|1907: Masons lay the cornerstone for their lodge on Cortez St.|
The Masons were the business owners, lawyers, doctors and politicians.
Indeed, organizing a Masonic Lodge in Prescott, (the Territory's first,) was considered so important that one was quickly established before the appearance of a denominational church!
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Labels: Arizona, buildings, business, Capital, Goldwater, Governors Mansion, History, Indian Wars, Masons, Prescott
Location: Prescott, AZ, USA
August 12, 2018
Clever Young Forger Meets His Day of Reckoning
In mid-February, 1918, he informed people that he had received a telegram notifying him "that his aunt who had raised him was seriously hurt in an automobile accident, requesting him to come to Seattle immediately."
In fact, this was a ruse. Frye was attempting to evade the police before an act of embezzlement in Seattle caught up with him. Additionally, he was planning another caper in New York City where he would walk out of local banks there with the equivalent of $500,000 today.
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Location: Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
August 5, 2018
1933-41: Army of Young Men Save & Improve the Prescott National Forest
The CCC enrolled unskilled and unemployed men between the ages of 18 and 25. The men primarily came from families on government assistance.
Each worker received $30 per month (that's $600 today) plus room and board at a work camp. However, the men were only allowed to keep $5 of their pay. They were required to send the rest back home to help support their needy families.
The Prescott National Forest had many of these work camps and the legacy of their work is still with us today.
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Labels: agriculture, Arizona, buildings, camping, Chamber of Commerce, ecosystem, Frontier Days, History, Prairie Dogs, Prescott, Prescott National Forest, ranching, saloons, wildfires
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