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  1. History of the Discovery of Tombstone, Arizona, as Told by Edward Lawrence Schieffelin

    Edward Schieffelin, 1847-1897, was a prospector and discovered the silver mines of the San Pedro Valley, which led to the establishment of Tombstone, Ariz. A version edited by Ben Traywick, was published by Red Marie's, 1988.Typescript, accompanied b ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-07 13:06

  2. Papers of Joseph Thomas McKinney

    Joseph Thomas McKinney was a pioneer and law enforcement officer in the Arizona territory. He was born June 20th 1858 in Arkansas. He arrived in Arizona around 1885 and worked for the Wabash Cattle Company above St. Johns in Apache County for about a year ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-07 13:17

  3. The Story of Patchy

    Typescript of unpublished manuscript, with photographs, concerning the story of Apache May, a young Apache girl found in May, 1896, by Cochise County cattleman and former sheriff, John Slaughter, in an abandoned Apache camp. She lived with the Slaughters ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-07 15:05

  4. Diary of Louis John Frederick Jaeger

    Two holograph notebooks cover Mar. 1, 1875-Apr. 7, 1880, and Feb. 11 to Mar. 25, 1892; personal entries relate weather conditions, work accomplished, money owed or paid, and daily events. Accompanied by 500 page transcript and photocopy. Included material ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-19 14:45

  5. Account books of Louis John Frederick Jaeger

    Louis John Frederick Jaeger, 1824-1892 was a ferryman and adventurer; operated ferry across Colorado River at Yuma, Ariz., 1850-1877. This collection contains four holograph financial account books for 1860-1861, 1876, and 1891 consist of amounts paid and ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-19 14:51

  6. Record of Weather and Stages of the Colorado River

    Fragment of weather records and states of the Colorado River, kept by Jaeger at the Yuma Ferry, April 1854 to Jan. 1856. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Explorers/Pioneers Environment Collection Area: Arizona & Southwest 1854 to 1856 Numb ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-19 14:54

  7. Docket of Preliminary Hearings

    Louis C. Hughes, 1844-1915 was an Arizona pioneer, lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician. Hughes established the Arizona Daily Star in 1877 and published it until his death. He served as district attorney, probate judge, attorney general for Arizona ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-26 13:13

  8. Manuscripts of John L. Riggs

    John L. Riggs was a local historian in Mohave County, Arizona. Collection includes holograph articles concerning Mohave County, Ariz. history, including Walapai Indians, William H. Hardy, turquoise mines, the Silver Hill Massacre, and the killing of the L ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-26 17:13

  9. Report of the Charles L. Bernheimer Expeditions

    Photocopy of report of expeditions sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Also consists of daily journal describing camps, travel conditions, and scenery during annual summer expeditions in Arizona and Utah between 1922 and 1930. Included ma ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 10:13

  10. Diary-Journal of Events, etc. on a Journey from Missouri to California

    Daily journal describing conditions and events of journey from Missouri, through New Mexico and southern Arizona, to California, Apr. 23 to Dec. 6, 1849. Contains references to San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Ariz., and Apaches. Includes tables of distances f ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-11 13:57

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