Sep 032014

By Linda Kor

Navajo County has a broad and interesting history that encompasses everything from ranching and railroading to life on the Native American reservations. Archiving that history is important for future generations in order to understand how this county was shaped through the years and by whom.

The Navajo County Library District is seeking historic photos that depict life in the county throughout its history. Those photos can be brought to the district’s office, located at 121 W. Buffalo St. in Holbrook, during business hours to be scanned with a high speed scanner while you wait. They may also be emailed to Library District Director Geneva Durkee at These photos can be of buildings, businesses, family members or events that took place throughout the county.

The library district has a collection of historic photos available online that represent communities throughout Navajo County, as well as Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache life and culture. The collection of photos, and a timeline and history of Navajo County may be found at the library district’s website at, under Navajo County History. For more information, call (928) 524-4747.