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No Y19C problems 100 years ago

Dec 18, 1999 12:01:00 PM

By Richard Gorby 

On January 1, 1900, Prescott was thirty-six years old, and apparently not much interested in the arrival of a new century. In the Arizona Journal-Miner: 

"There will be midnight services in the Catholic church tomorrow night - - the last service of the old and the first of the new year." And: 

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Posted in 1999 By LaDawn Dalton

A Theatre Steeped in History

Dec 11, 1999 12:02:05 PM

By Zach Hirsch 

As audiences sit to view a play or listen to a concert at the Prescott Fine Arts Association theatre at 208 North Marina, they little realize the structure has a 104 year history. It is a prime example of the renovation of an historically significant building with adaption for re-use for the benefit of the community.

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Posted in 1999 By LaDawn Dalton

By Nancy Kirkpatrick Wright 

Have you seen any sun dogs recently? Sun dogs or mock suns are rainbow-like spots of light and color which appear about 22 degrees to the left or right of the sun on days when whispy, cirrus clouds float near the sun at sun set or sun rise. Ice crystals, too light to fall to the ground, work like prisms, reflecting and refracting the sunlight to produce glowing halos or arches of color. When we see them, we usually experience small spasms of delight and a feeling of serendipity, along with a desire to share the experience with someone.

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Posted in 1999 By LaDawn Dalton

by Al Bates 

As important as Fort Whipple (the VA now sits were the old fort was situated) was to the area, relations between the civilians and the military were sometimes strained. Two particular incidents could have escalated into serious conflict between the miners and the military but for the timely intervention of Governor McCormick. 

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Posted in 1999 By LaDawn Dalton

By Mona Lange McCroskey 

It took three health-seeking trips to Prescott to convert Will "Gib" Gibson into a permanent resident. In 1902, at age sixteen Will traveled to Arizona from Morgantown, Indiana, seeking relief from "bronchitis." He rode the narrow gauge railway to Poland where he worked for a summer in the Bashford-Burmister store for James A. Whetstine (later mayor of Prescott from 1943-1947).

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by Kate Robinson 

The Depression settled more slowly and quietly into the West than the urban, industrial areas east of the Mississippi. Folks were used to living at survival levels. Arizona paid little attention to the crash of 1929 despite a significant decline in the mining industry.

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Posted in 1999 By LaDawn Dalton

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