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Author Archives: Arizona Capitol Reports Staff

Antelope (Old Town) Spring (access required)

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Ed Whipple was born in Iowa in 1856. He ran away from home at an early age to seek his fortune in the West. Like most men of his era, Whipple met the demands of the frontier with wit and versatility.

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Pearce Mining Metropolis (access required)

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This board and batten shack at the mining camp of Pearce in southeastern Arizona was photographed sometime after 1894, the year of a gold and silver strike there. The shack appears to have been built in two pieces – an addition is tacked on to the side of the main room with a one-by-four. The incongruous address above the doorway suggests that the shack was hauled from another location – perhaps Tombstone. The seated man is identified as Monte Montgomery.

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No Ordinary Street (access required)

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This is Tombstone’s Allen Street, looking west from Fifth Street in about 1880. The building in the foreground at right would soon be rechristened the Crystal Palace Saloon, and would become one of the best known drinking and gambling establishments in the Southwest.

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Grieving for Greer Lodge (access required)

Greer is nestled in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and is known for its untouched beauty and abundant wildlife. SR373, Arizona’s “Road to Nowhere,” terminates there, depositing travelers onto the town’s main street, which is lined with lodges, cabins, restaurants, a library, two fire stations, and sadly, since May 10, the smoldering remains of the Greer Lodge.

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