Tag: early arizona
- We offer a wide range of stories on Arizona Oddities catering to an eclectic group of fans from around the state. From history and recreation to artistic endeavors and those weird things you see along the highway, we’ve got it covered. Here, we’re showcasing our favorite 13 posts from 2013 (in no particular order).
- Quite naturally, it was only a matter of time before disputes over boundaries of mining claims and real estate properties required the presence of the much-maligned frontier lawyer. Litigation became the single most lucrative, money making scheme among this frontier society dedicated to the principles of getting rich without working.
- DOUGLAS -- The first North American international airport dedication ceremony was held in Douglas in 1933, and it was a non-alcoholic affair. The airport began operations in 1929 and had an international designation because it was connected to the airport in the border city of Agua Prieta, Mexico, by a common runway.
- Not all of Arizona's lost treasures are mines. Somewhere near Happy Jack, a small lumber town between Flagstaff and Clints Well, lies a quarter million dollars in gold coin taken during a stage robbery. Back in 1879 a stagecoach carrying a secret shipment of gold from Santa Fe to Prescott, was waylaid...
- The historic Pinal Cemetery, ca. 1880 to approximately 1920, served the residents of Pinal and the mill workers from Silver King Mine. Following the mine closure in 1888, Pinal was depopulated but the cemetery was still used by the residents of the new copper camp, Superior.
- Bet you've never heard or read much about Mary Katherine Harony, right? It's probably because she was more commonly known as Big Nose Kate, the one time consort of Doc Holliday. A native of Hungary, she moved with her family to Mexico but when her parents died she was placed in a foster home...
- At the Laramie County Courthouse, Tom Horn, legendary government scout, Pinkerton detective, champion rodeo cowboy, and range regulator was taken from his cell and led into the courtyard and up the scaffolding steps to the gallows platform where a hangman's noose was waiting.
- WINSLOW -- Most Chamber of Commerce office buildings are just that -- office buildings. But the structure that houses the Winslow Chamber of Commerce is an important slice of history.
- Test your knowledge of Arizona history with this short quiz, originally published in Marshall Trimble’s Official Arizona Trivia. Don’t scroll down too quickly. The answers are posted shortly below the questions. When you’re finished, leave a comment with your score.