Show Low, Arizona (Images of America Series)

Show Low, Arizona (Images of America Series)

by Jani Huso, Catherine H. Ellis
     
 

In true Old West fashion, Corydon Cooley and Marion Clark decided ownership of their ranch in the White Mountains with a game of "seven-up." Cooley turned over the winning low card, and the name, Show Low, became history. Today the main street is the "Deuce of Clubs," and visitors learn the town was "Named by the Turn of a Card." Mormon settlers and Apaches,

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In true Old West fashion, Corydon Cooley and Marion Clark decided ownership of their ranch in the White Mountains with a game of "seven-up." Cooley turned over the winning low card, and the name, Show Low, became history. Today the main street is the "Deuce of Clubs," and visitors learn the town was "Named by the Turn of a Card." Mormon settlers and Apaches, sawmills and logging, hunting and fishing, and rodeos and ranching all add to the history of this tiny community. When Highway 60 was completed through Salt River Canyon in the 1930s, adequate access from Phoenix and the nation was finally available. At an elevation of 6,500 feet, there is usually a slight wind moving through the ponderosa pines, and Show Low stands ready to welcome visitors.

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Title: Local authors will sign books at WM Roundup

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: The White Mountain Independent

Date: 7/21/09

It's not always easy to find books written by local authors or books with a regional theme in local stores. For the fourth year, the White Mountains Roundup is presenting a local authors' book signing and sale, as well as books and CDs by the cowboy poets who are performing this weekend.

The Book Signing and Sale takes place July 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Show Low Intermediate School Multipurpose Room. The book signing room is just down the hall from Steve Taylor's Western Art Invitational.

This year's featured book is a brand new publication about Show Low from Arcadia Publishing. It is well illustrated with more than 200 vintage photos of Show Low people and places.

The book was written by two authors who know what they are writing about. Jani Huso was born and raised in Show Low. She provides a personal touch to the book.

Co-author Catherine Ellis is best known for her other Arcadia history books on local towns. As a bonus, there is a foreword by Gordon Kearl of the Show Low Historical Society.

"Show Low" is 128 pages, soft cover and sells for approximately $22. It is part of the "Images of America" series.

Highlights of "Show Low" include Mormon settlement, Apache people, sawmills, logging, hunting and fishing, rodeos and ranching.

The book also has photos of the completion of US 60 through the Salt River Canyon in the 1930s that finally provided reliable access from the White Mountains to the Salt River Valley. The book is available at area bookstores, independent retailers and online retailers, through Arcadia Publishing at 1-888-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com. It is also for sale at the Show Low Historical Society Museum.

Other authors expected at the book signing are: Miles Gilbert, "Bison Slaughter"; Gary Holdcroft, "Walking Through the Ashes"; Carol Pennington, "High Altitude Cooking"; Gene Luptak, "Top O' the Pines" and "Fish Catches Man"; Mary Stuever, "The Forester's Log"; Steve Taylor, "Time Was...!" and Jo Jeffers, "Ranch Wife."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738571386
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/13/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,200,121
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Jani Huso and Catherine H. Ellis are Arizonans whose families have lived in Navajo County since 1880. Bill and Irene Huso sold Hallmark cards, Shell gas, Levi's, Tony Lama boots, sportsmen supplies, chainsaws, and Maytag appliances at the Show Low Supply and Huso Shoes; Louise Hunt taught fourth grade in Show Low for 20 years. Using generously shared images from the Show Low Historical Society and from descendants of early pioneers, an engaging portrait emerges of this "White Mountains Crossroads."

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