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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Papers and Photographs of Cornelius Bennett

    The Bennetts and the Morrills were related pioneer families in Silver City, New Mexico. Cornelius Bennett was a town founder, and served as a school trustee and probate judge. John B. Morrill was a councilman, and operated the general store J.B. Morrill a ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:11

  7. Reminiscences of Nancy Melvina Foster

    One holographic manuscript, probably written in 1937. In it, Nancy Melvina Foster recounts her experiences, from 1871-1921, of homesteading in Arizona, farming in California, and life in the mining camps of Arizona and New Mexico. Genealogy sheet enclosed ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-22 13:39

  8. Affidavit: the Route Followed by Fray Marcos de Niza Which Led to the Discovery of Arizona

    Typescript (carbon) affidavit eight pages, citing, in part, from da Nizza's 1539 "Relacion". Accompanied by Fray Marcos de Niza Monument Association brochure. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Explorers/Pioneers Collection Area: ...

    castanoe - 2014-02-21 15:27

  9. Papers of John Clum

    John P. Clum was the Indian agent at the San Carlos Indian Reservation, 1874-1877; later newspaper editor, postmaster, and mayor of Tombstone, Ariz., as well as postal inspector and lecturer in Alaska. His son, Woodworth Clum, was a newspaper editor of th ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 13:13

  10. John Philip Clum Collection

    John Philip Clum served as Apache agent on the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona Territory. He adeptly handled the Apache outbreaks from the reservation by asking the military to withdraw to a distance of five miles from the reservation. To limit c ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 13:12

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