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May 072015

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society The H.H. Scorse Store was a popular stop for early residents of Holbrook. The store was owned and operated by Henry Hudson Scorse, one of the first settlers at Horse Head Crossing on the Little Colorado River and one of the leading businessmen in Holbrook.

May 012015
Our Heritage In Photos: Joseph City's Early Years

Photo courtesy of Amber Fish Joseph City was a bustling community in the early years when Route 66 was the only road through town. This photo was taken looking west down Route 66 near where the old LDS church stood and where Hansen’s Automotive now stands.

Mar 302012
Looking Back: Holbrook High School Drum Corps

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society The Holbrook High School Drum Corps marched down the streets of Holbrook in full regalia to raise money to charter a bus for a trip to Phoenix in 1946.    

Mar 092012
Looking Back: 'The Awakening of Spring'

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum — The cantata The Awakening of Spring was presented on May 21, 1931, in Winslow, with 400 children from Washington School making up the cast, each dressed in brightly colored, handmade crepe paper costumes. The children were costumed to represent snow, winter wind, rain, flowers, butterflies and fairies Read More…

Jan 202012
Merriam Elk In Arizona

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum By 1898, the last Merriam elk in Arizona had been killed. In 1912, the Elks Clubs of Arizona decided to raise funds to begin a project to re-establish the herds and Winslow Elks Lodge No. 536 agreed to take on the responsibility of working out the details. Eighty-six Read More…

Jan 132012
The Argus, 1895

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society The Argus was one of Holbrook’s early newspapers, with its first edition published Dec. 12, 1895. According to H.A. Pease (left), who would become an editor of The Argus, publisher Albert Franklin Banta started the newspaper to “offer opposition to the St. Johns Herald.” The last edition Read More…

Jan 062012
West End Camp

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum Ben and Nancy Harris are at the West End Camp in Winslow, where gasoline, groceries and dry goods could be purchased in the early 1900s. In those days fuel was pumped through visible gas pumps, with a clear glass cylinder, usually five or 10 gallons on top of Read More…

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