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Explorers/Pioneers

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Portrait of a Teacher; Mary Elizabeth Post and Something of the Times in Which she Lived

    Mary Elizabeth Post (1841-1934) was an amateur historian, teacher and pioneer of education in Arizona. Originally from New York, Post moved to Yuma, AZ in 1872 and opened the third official school in the state. The collection contains a bound typescript ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 12:00

  5. Correspondence of Bryan Ward Tichenor

    Bryan Ward Tichenor was an attorney, stenographer, notary public, and court reporter of the First Judicial District, Arizona Territory. The collection includes a holograph and typescript correspondence, both personal and professional, chiefly relating to ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-24 10:28

  6. Record of Weather and Stages of the Colorado River

    Louis John Frederick Jaeger (1824-1892) was a ferryman and adventurer. He operated a ferry along the Colorado River in Yuma, AZ from 1850 to 1877. The collection contains a fragment of weather records and states of the Colorado River kept by Jaeger at the ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-24 10:57

  7. Diary of Louis John Frederick Jaeger, 1849

    Louis John Frederick Jaeger (1824-1892) was a ferryman and adventurer. He operated a ferry along the Colorado River in Yuma, AZ from 1850 to 1877. Frederick’s collection contains a holograph notebook describing his voyage as a passenger on the ship Mason ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-24 11:01

  8. Account books of Louis John Frederick Jaeger, 1860-1891

    Louis John Frederick Jaeger (1824-1892) was a ferryman and adventurer. He operated a ferry along the Colorado River in Yuma, AZ from 1850 to 1877. This collection contains four of his holograph financial account books for the years 1860 to 1861, 1876, and ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-24 11:02

  9. Diary of Louis John Frederick Jaeger, 1875-1892

    Louis John Frederick Jaeger (1824-1892) was a ferryman and adventurer. He operated a ferry along the Colorado River in Yuma, AZ from 1850 to 1877. This collection contains holograph notebooks spanning Mar. 1, 1875 to Apr. 7, 1880 and Feb. 11 to Mar. 25, ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 12:33

  10. Derrotero de los Padres Fray Francisco Atanacio Domínguez, and Fr. Silvestre Vélez, de Escalante, en sus exploraciónes, desde las missiones de Zuñy del Nuevo Mexico, hasta las ymmediaciones de Monte Rey de California

    Collection includes eighteenth-century copy of the diary kept by Vélez de Escalante on his expedition with Dominguez through the four corners area of the American Southwest, July 29, 1776 to Jan. 2, 1777. Although unsuccessful in their mission to find a ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-26 10:07

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