Cemeteries of Yavapai County, Arizona (Images of America Series)

Cemeteries of Yavapai County, Arizona (Images of America Series)

by Parker Anderson


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Cemeteries of Yavapai County, Arizona (Images of America Series) by Parker Anderson

Yavapai County, Arizona, is regarded as the most historically significant area within the state. After Arizona was proclaimed an American territory by Pres. Abraham Lincoln in 1863, it was here that the first territorial government was established. Yavapai County history and culture is reflected in its simple but deeply reverent burial grounds where many of Arizona’s early pioneers are buried. The county has many cemeteries, and this book focuses on the most historic of these, from Prescott to Southern Yavapai ghost towns, where people ranging from Big Nose Kate to Sharlot M. Hall are interred, and examines the Old West’s attitudes toward death and burial.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467130387
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Arizona historian Parker Anderson, coauthor of the Arcadia book The Elks Opera House, has gathered these compelling photographs and stories of pioneer cemeteries, both past and present. Anderson resides in Prescott, where he is a local author, playwright, performer, and historian of the Elks Opera House. Photograph preparation, layout, and graphic arts were handled by David Schmittinger, a Prescott-area photographer and history enthusiast.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Citizens Cemetery 9

2 Pioneers' Home Cemetery 31

3 Jerome "Hogback" Cemetery 47

4 Jerome Pioneer Cemetery 59

5 Clarkdale Valley View Cemetery 65

6 Skull Valley Cemetery 75

7 Congress Pioneer Cemetery 79

8 Congress Cemetery 87

9 Isolated Burial Spots 93

10 Ghost Towns 99

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