Holbrook and the Petrified Forest, Arizona (Images of America Series)

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Largely a sea of sand and sand-turned-to-stone, the cold desert at the junction of the Rio Puerco and the Little Colorado Rivers seems an unlikely place for human settlement. Indeed, even the Puerco and Little Colorado seldom visit, and when they do, they sweep away dams and ditches and sometimes more. But with the coming of the railroad in 1881, the community of Holbrook became a hub of commerce for Mormons, cowboys, Native Americans, railroad men, and the military. Hashknife cowboys brought cattle to ship to ...
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Overview


Largely a sea of sand and sand-turned-to-stone, the cold desert at the junction of the Rio Puerco and the Little Colorado Rivers seems an unlikely place for human settlement. Indeed, even the Puerco and Little Colorado seldom visit, and when they do, they sweep away dams and ditches and sometimes more. But with the coming of the railroad in 1881, the community of Holbrook became a hub of commerce for Mormons, cowboys, Native Americans, railroad men, and the military. Hashknife cowboys brought cattle to ship to market and stayed to spend their money in saloons. Visitors from the East came to see the Triassic forest and stayed to eat in Fred Harvey's elegant dining room, a series of five boxcars on a sidetrack. Route 66 and the Santa Fe Railway defined this tiny town and made it a historic crossroads in northern Arizona.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738548852
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,432,706
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Long committed to preserving Navajo County history, author Catherine H. Ellis's family were among the earliest settlers in Holbrook and the surrounding towns. Showcasing photographs collected by Lloyd Henning and Garnette Franklin, now property of the Navajo County Historical Society and housed in the historic courthouse, as well as images from sources across the state and nation, this engaging retrospective pays tribute to Holbrook's colorful past.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Early Days     9
Navajos, Apaches, and Hopis     23
The Railroad and the Hashknife     39
A Civilized County Seat     55
Route 66 and the Petrified Forest     83
Yesterday and Today     103
Additional Reading     127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    HISTORIC PHOTOS

    I enjoyed reading the book but even more so were the collection of photos showing over 100 years of history in early arizona..A must have for anyone who has been a part of this wonderful state for generations

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