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“Hot.

No water.

Getting Hotter.

By Brad Courtney


Cisterns all dry.

Bad time to have a fire.”

The above quote was published in the June 6, 1879, edition of the Miner, but it could have been describing any number of the late spring/early summers of Prescott, especially the summer of 1900.

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Posted in 2017 By Tom Schmidt

By Mick Woodcock

Although Congress approved a gradual expansion of the United States Army and National Guard in 1916, the numbers were very low when war was declared. The Army was at 121,000 men and the National Guard 181,000. This was much less than the target of one million. When voluntary enlistments produced only 73,000 additional servicemen, Congress passed the Selective Service Act of 1917.

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Posted in 2017 By Tom Schmidt

Amateur Historians Delve Deeper

May 31, 2017 12:29:31 PM

by Elisabeth F. Ruffner

 In the early 1970s, Florence B. “Pat” Yount, MD, a busy pediatrician, found her interest in Prescott history sufficiently strong to attract others to her causes, including Mayor Taylor T. Hicks, Sr., a practicing dentist, whose avocational interest in history matched Dr. Yount’s.  A number of other Prescott professionals and businessmen and women soon began studying the possibilities of historic preservation initiated when Congress provided for a National Register of Historic Places within the Department of the Interior in 1966.

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Posted in 2017 By Tom Schmidt

By Murray Smolens

Dr. Ken Kimsey had an idea. Angie Henrie had the drive to bring it to life. The result was Sharlot Hall Museum’s Folk Arts Fair, which will energize the institution’s normally quiet grounds next week for the 44th straight year.

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Posted in 2017 By Tom Schmidt

A Question of Patriotism

May 17, 2017 10:05:11 AM

By Mick Woodcock

The declaration of war by Congress on April 6, 1917, made unity of thought and effort a necessity in winning the war. While this applied to the United States as a whole, it was accomplished on the local level in every city, town and village in the country. Prescott, Arizona, was no exception.

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Posted in 2017 By Tom Schmidt

Memories of McCabe

May 10, 2017 9:20:12 AM

By Dana Brisendine Sharp

The group of mining claims known as the McCabe Group existed as a working mine for 110 years.  The town itself actually existed for about 27 years, reaching its height around 1900.  The Post Office closed October 31, 1917.

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Posted in 2017 By Tom Schmidt

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