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  1. Scrapbook of Verda Lee Ludy Parrick

    Jacob E. Ludy (1858-1921) was born in Mercer County, MO. He was a civil engineer who moved to Yuma, AZ in 1898 to survey for the Irrigation, Land and Improvement Company, where he later became the general manager and vice president of the company. He is ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-01 18:02

  2. 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, AZ. The collection contains a typescript of the accounts of discovering the area now known as Tombstone, ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-04 18:27

  3. Papers of John J. Wingar

    John J. Wingar, (1833-1907), was a Methodist clergyman and Arizona pioneer. Wingar moved to Prescott in 1877, and later lived in Florence, Pinal, Globe, and Tempe. He was active in establishing a school at the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. The ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-05 15:08

  4. Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings

    Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to Hughes' political career. Also includes various telegrams congratulating Hughes on his election to governor of Arizona. In three volumes. ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:38

  5. Letter Book of Louis C. Hughes

    Correspondence with Louis C. Hughes dating from his time as Governor of Arizona Territory, 1893-1896. ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:40

  6. The Story of Patchy

    The collection contains a typescript of an unpublished manuscript, with photographs, concerning the story of Apache May (Patchy), a young Apache girl found in May of 1896 in an abandoned Apache camp by John Slaughter, a Cochise County cattleman and former ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:54

  7. Papers of Joseph Thomas McKinney

    Autobiographical sketch, letter, and documents. The 19-page sketch includes his involvement as a law enforcement officer in the Graham-Tewksbury feud; and a letter, dated 1927, to his son describes a hanging at the Arizona State Prison at Florence. Also ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 17:13

  8. Canadian History

    Sarah Ellen Roberts was a pioneer near Stettler, Alberta, Canada from 1906 to 1911. The collection contains a photocopy of a manuscript accompanied by a typed transcription. The manuscript is an autobiographical account of the homesteading experiences of ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-13 18:31

  9. Blazer Family Papers

    Dr. Joseph Hoy Blazer was a New Mexican pioneer, dentist, merchant, and sawmill owner on the Tularosa River, within what became the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation. Blazers's daughter, Emma, married Dr. John Howard Thompson, who was a physician ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-15 16:25

  10. Comments by James Hancock on Walter Noble Burns' Book Tombstone

    James Hancock lived in Tombstone at the time of the O.K. Corral gunfight. Notes indicate his comments were written in Paradise, Arizona on March 30 and 31, probably in the 1930's. Typescript (carbon) prepared by Guy J. Giffen, California author, of ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-04 14:16

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