Early Arizona Aviator Ralph Vaughan
Ralph Vaughan came to Arizona in 1929 to open a commuter air service from Globe to Phoenix. As a young adult, he became interested in flying and decided to make a career out of it.
Arizona Firsts: Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido, M.D.
Rosa Goodrich Boido was born in Navasota, Texas, Feb. 24, 1870, to Briggs Goodrich and Rosa Meador. Briggs Goodrich served as Arizona Territory’s attorney general from 1887-1888, and his brother, Ben Goodrich, represented Cochise County as a member of the Territorial Legislature in 1909.
Godfrey G. Sykes: An Englishman Comes to Arizona
Godfrey G. Sykes was a man of many talents. Trained as an engineer in England, he made use of that education in the construction of many buildings and facilities in Arizona. His strong sense of adventure led him to explore parts of Arizona and the world.
Heinrich Balduin Möllhausen: German writer, Arizona’s unlikely explorer
Long before movie cowboys like John Wayne, Gary Cooper and Randolph Scott arrived on the scene, Arizona hosted a different brand of frontiersman. One unlikely adventurer, Heinrich Balduin Möllhausen, was among the first to sketch the Grand Canyon, paint watercolors of the Cocopah, Mojave and Navajo Indian tribes, and recount his observations for a world audience. Möllhausen’s biographer, Preston Barba, referred to him as the James Fenimore Cooper of Germany.
Gossip about the Pimas
Inscribed “Pima Buck,” this meticulously posed photograph of a young Pima man was taken in 1894, probably in a Tucson studio. While inherently demeaning, the photo was indicative of the “noble savage” motif then popular among Easterners and others.
Will C. Barnes
Will Croft Barnes is best remembered for his concluding opus, “Arizona Place Names,” a book published in 1935, preceding his death a few months later. The book is still in print, which is a testament to its enduring value to both readers and scholars.
Rations Day at San Carlos
With little else to look forward to, rations day on the San Carlos Apache Reservation was an event. As evidenced by this photo, taken about 1895, men, women and children, on horseback, muleback, and accompanied by their dogs, converged on agency headquarters to receive their weekly allotment.
Navajo County Sheriff Joseph F. Woods
Etched into a piece of glass at the Navajo County Historical Society in Holbrook is the name Joseph F. Woods, sheriff, an artifact from his tenure as Navajo County sheriff.
Arizona Diary: Del Rio Springs
Del Rio Springs, near Paulden in Yavapai County, is a historic locale that has been continuously in use for thousands of years.
Fairbank Commercial Company
The Fairbank Commercial Company was a 19th century emporium that thrived as long as the town thrived.
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