May 31, 2020

The Prehistoric Residents of Mayer, AZ

The modern town of Mayer, AZ was not the first time this area was inhabited; at least three times previously the area was settled by indigenous, prehistoric peoples. Radiocarbon dating revealed human activity between the 6th century, AD and 1800 AD.

May 24, 2020

Prescott 1933: A Story in Pictures

Gurley Street, 1933
It was the poorest of times. It was the richest of times. Despite being in the depths of the Great Depression, Prescott would rise above of its trials.

Here now are 24 more images that will give the reader a taste of what is was like to live in Prescott in 1933...

May 17, 2020

Railroad's Arrival Brought a Gala Day in Prescott

Prescott's 1st depot for the Prescott & Central Arizona RR
As the last month of 1886 began, anticipation in the young capital of Arizona had never been higher. The Prescott and Central Arizona Railroad was inching its way south from the main Atlantic & Pacific line. It would open up Prescott to the world.

May 3, 2020

Electricity Comes to Prescott...Gradually

When electricity came to Prescott, it was not fully embraced. Instead, the illumination of the city came with fits and starts.