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Drew Desmond
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A Blogger of Prescott & Yavapai County History
A Blogger of Prescott & Yavapai County History

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The story of a group of squatters who tried to take ownership of Prescott, AZ's public Plaza in 1867.
1867: Squatters Try to Purloin the Plaza
1867: Squatters Try to Purloin the Plaza
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The history of Horsethief Basin, AZ. including its shady past, failed plans to make it a resort, and how it became a recreational area in the Prescott National Forest.
Horsethief Basin: Heart of a Rustlin' Racket
Horsethief Basin: Heart of a Rustlin' Racket
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Brand New Article Today!

The "Shirley Temple of Silent Films" Was a Prescott Girl
https://prescottazhistory.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-shirley-temple-of-silent-films-was.html
The early life of child actress Virginia Lee Corbin (1905-1941) who was born in Prescott, AZ.
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True crime story of Phillip Arnold and John Slack who walked away a half-million dollars richer orchestrating a diamond swindle in 1872.
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Prescott’s Plaza Pets
https://prescottazhistory.blogspot.com/2019/01/prescotts-plaza-pets.html
The stories of three beloved Prescott community animals: Mike the dog, Old Joe the horse, and Stub the cat.
Prescott's Plaza Pets
Prescott's Plaza Pets
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"Wild Wagoner AZ: Founded 1864"
https://prescottazhistory.blogspot.com/2018/12/wild-wagoner-az-founded-1864.html
The complete, colorful history of the gold mining "town" of Wagoner, AZ.
Wild Wagoner AZ: Founded 1864
Wild Wagoner AZ: Founded 1864
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Christmas 1909: Big Snow, Big Gifts
https://prescottazhistory.blogspot.com/2018/12/christmas-1909-big-snow-big-gifts.html
Christmas 1909 in Prescott AZ would be remembered for a large blizzard and two generous gifts by railroad entrepreneur Frank Murphy.
Christmas 1909: Big Snow, Big Gifts
Christmas 1909: Big Snow, Big Gifts
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The story of Christmas 1918 in Prescott, AZ. World War 1 was over, but Spanish influenza caused people to stay close to home.
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The origin and early history of the Smoki people of Prescott, AZ.
1921: The Birth of the Smoki People
1921: The Birth of the Smoki People
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Descriptions of the first Thanksgiving Day celebrations (and eventual lack there of) from 1866-1870 in Prescott, AZ.
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