By Michael Wurtz 

Each month the Sharlot Hall Museum LIbrary and Archives acquires documents, images, and oral histories which describe a Yavapai County that seems, to some, long gone. Other material shows us that we have not lost what makes this area a great place to live. Currently, we house over 500 feet of documents, 4000 maps, 300 oral histories, and 93,000 photographic images.

A couple of years ago the City of Prescott Parks and Recreation Department was cleaning out some old photographs that used to be on the walls of their offices. All photos were taken by someone named "Jones," but we have no first name. Of the seven images donated, three were easy to identify. The late 1930s pictures show the newly constructed Goldwater Dam, Granite Creek near the Granite Street crossing, and Country Club Drive, then Crest Drive, from Park Avenue.

However, after some searches around Prescott, we have not been able to get the exact location of the print shown here. If you know for sure the exact location of the following bridge, please contact Michael Wurtz at the Museum at 445-3122 or Also, please contact us if you think you have material that documents Yavapai County's past and should be shared with all residents of the area. 

Michael Wurtz is the Archivist at the Sharlot Hall Museum.

Illustrating image

Sharlot Hall Museum Photograph Call Number: (br105p)
Reuse only by permission.

Bridge with moving car: Many bridges in the Prescott area were built by the WPA (Work Progress Administration) in the 1930s. This may be in the Miller Valley area, but the exact location is not known.