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By Norm Tessman

It's an icy January evening in mile high Prescott, and the contra crowd arrives in sweaters and winter jackets.  In the old armory on East Gurley Street, a band is warming up, and people chat excitedly as they wait for the dance to start.  Perhaps the only uniformity in dress is that many of the women sport longish floral-print skirts, the better to swirl when you swing.  Guys wear wash pants and cotton shirts, or t-shirts and jeans, with their emphasis on comfort

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By Marilys Johnson

If you live in Yarnell you’ve probably seen her – the quiet 85-year-old lady who walks to and from the post office every morning.  You probably didn’t notice her, but don’t take her for granted.  She has contributed much to Arizona, and has many fascinating stories to tell.

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By Rob Bates

Printed matter comes to us daily in large doses, and much of it goes unread.  This was hardly the case when territorial secretary Richard C. McCormick brought his Ramage Washington hand press with old, worn, metal type to Ft. Whipple.  Brought from Santa Fe, the path typically taken by these wood and iron heavyweights (1200-1500 lbs.) on their way west, the press' arrival meant that the forces of civilization had reached Prescott, A.T., in January 1864.

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By Nancy Burgess

In 1994, Citizens Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Prescott Armory National Register Historic District.  The listing of the cemetery in the National Register affords a certain prestige which can enhance and raise community awareness and pride in the historic value of the property.  The National Register is the Nation's official listing of prehistoric and historic properties worthy of preservation.  The documentation necessary for listing in the Register provides a detailed history of the site, which contains vast amounts of historical information about our community.

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By Michael Wurtz

As archivists at the Sharlot Hall Museum we have a responsibility to correct the misinformation that can often plague the community.  My New Year's Resolution is to get Yavapai County residents to understand three things: William O'Neill nickname is "Buckey" with an "e", there is no "False Thumb Butte" in Chino Valley, and there are no tunnels under Prescott.

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By Sue Willoughby and Terry Munderloh 

The simple task of preparing meals or doing laundry today is an easy job compared to the travails women faced in the barren and hostile environment of the early west. In addition to providing the basic sustenance's for their families, many of these frontier women made time to spin and weave, make their families' clothes and quilts, teach their children to read and write, feed ranch hands and animals, grow gardens, keep diaries and provided art and culture to the community. 

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By Anita Zeller

Memories are a big part of the Christmas season. They link the past with the present, preserving tradition in the heart, as well as the mind.

While memories may not always record history with pinpoint accuracy, they can offer an overall view of a time now gone, and give warm insight into the nature of the person who is recalling and translating the past.

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By Sandra Lynch

Imagine what it would be like in a natural world, a world where your pantry was filled with wild seeds, wild animals and stone. In this pantry was everything you needed to live, if you had the resourcefulness to use it. Your livelihood depended on your skills to know the right plants to seek for calories and vitamins. If you were wily enough to trap and kill a few animals, you could get protein and fat to sustain your life.

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By Richard Gorby 

At 7:50 a.m. in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Admiral of the Pacific Fleet Kimmel was putting on his white uniform in preparation for a pleasant Sunday when he heard explosions. Rushing outside, he saw airplanes overhead, the Japanese Rising Sun on their wings. They circled and began diving on the battleships in the harbor. Kimmel looked on in horror as a neighbor cried, "There goes the Arizona!"

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By Bob and Candy Heath and Betty Correll 

While attending the Memorial Day Services at Citizen's Cemetery a year ago, Bob and Candy Heath along with Candy's mother, Betty Correll, were asked to adopt a gravesite. They willingly agreed, but asked if it could be a grave of a California veteran, as all their relatives were in California.

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