Oct 052011

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum Doctors Charles L. Hathaway and Ross Bazell, seen here in 1902, left the Santa Fe Railroad’s employ to open a private practice in this office on Kinsley Avenue in Winslow.


The Winslow Historical Society will present “The Sawbones and Stethoscopes that Kept ‘em Standin’ on the Corner” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, located at 523 W. Second St.

Historical Society members Barb Larremore and Vel Marcotte will present the program, which will feature some of the amazing feats delivered by the licensed (and unlicensed) medical practitioners in the thriving rail-road town of yesteryear. According to Marcotte, who is also on the board of the Winslow Historical Society, they’ll share “snippets, snapshots, and sagas about the ‘fixer uppers’ of the rootin’, tootin’ early days of Win-slow.”

Since Winslow was a Santa Fe Division point, it was one of the few towns in northern Arizona to have resi-dent caregivers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Doctors Oscar Brown, Charles L. Hathaway and Paul D. Sprankle, to name a few, often started out as Santa Fe physicians before opening private practices, and some-times went to extraordinary lengths to treat their patients.

The presentation is part of Second Saturdays in Winslow, the Winslow Historical Society/Old Trails Mu-seum’s year-long series of programs that explore Winslow’s diverse history, in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial on Feb. 14, 2012. Go online to www.OldTrailsMuseum.org for the latest exhibit and program in-formation.