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Mar 252011
Looking Back: Falcon Restaurant Opens For Business

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum July 9, 1955, was an exciting day for Winslow and Route 66, for that was the day the Kretsedemas brothers opened the Falcon Restaurant at 1113 E. Third St. For many years they provided fine homestyle meals to thousands of travelers and generations of families. The Falcon Restaurant Read More…

Mar 182011
A Look Back At Holbrook's Downtown

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society As Holbrook grew, the center of commerce gradually shifted from south of the railroad tracks to north. A building on the corner just north of the tracks has housed a variety of businesses throughout the years, including a theater, a cafe and the Scorse General Store during Read More…

Mar 112011
20-30 Club

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum Beginning in July of 1930, a group of men known as the 20-30 Club organized a three-day rodeo called the Meteor City Roundup. They dressed like gamblers and gunslingers, and stirred up the town as best they could. In this publicity photo taken in 1932, some of Winslow’s Read More…

Mar 042011
Holbrook Gun Club In 1916

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society Among those photographed at the Holbrook Gun Club in September 1916 was Charlie Cooley (front row, left), son of Colonel Corydon Cooley, former head of the Apache Scouts for whom the old Arizona town of Cooley was named. Others in the photo include Dick Grigsby (front row, Read More…

Feb 252011
Cecil Creswell

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum In the winter of 1918, a young woman by the name of Olive Van Zoast arrived in Winslow from a farm in South Dakota. She had been hired and trained by the Fred Harvey Company to be a waitress and her first assignment was in the booming town Read More…

Feb 182011
Looking Back, Week of Feb. 14

75 Years Ago Holbrook merchants met and decided not to close on Feb. 22 in honor of Washington’s birthday, because “it would be unfair to some people who might drive a hundred or more miles here to do their trading and find the stores closed.” Sheriff O.C. Williams and Undersheriff Lafe Hatch drove a man Read More…

Feb 112011
Summer Of 1912

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum Before computers and television, kids spent a lot of time outdoors playing games and riding bicycles or wagons. These little Winslow girls, including (left to right) Mildred Shaw, Vivian Armstrong, Marie Drumm and Virginia Shaw, look like they were having fun in the summer of 1912 as they Read More…

Feb 042011
First Airplane Lands In Holbrook

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society — The first time an airplane landed in Holbrook was in 1922. Dozens of residents young and old lined the runway to witness the historic event. Once the plane was safely on the ground, observers lined up to take pictures with the aircraft. The pilot was Merle Read More…

Jan 282011
Early Roads Not Easy To Travel

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum The roads were still fairly primitive in the early 1900s and getting stuck was not uncommon. In this circa 1920s photograph, Winslow residents (left to right) David Figg, Gus Hanson, Joseph LeChance and Bill Kelly looked happy, but a little worse for wear after their car was pulled Read More…

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