125 YEARS AGO
From 1892: We are glad to see that a number of our prominent citizens are taking an interest in the matter of incorporation.
Robert Bell has his herd of sheep at Ash Fork and commenced shearing this week.
The pupils of the Flagstaff Public School will give an entertainment at Powell’s Opera House on Friday night. It will be free and is open to the public.
Will and Ed Watson who recently homesteaded on Section 22 south of this place and were occupying the cabin of John Beel on the adjoining claim, lost all their clothing and other possessions by destruction of the cabin by fire Thursday night. They estimate their loss at about $500.
J. Lyon, wool buyer, has purchased during the past 8 days the clips of Hart & Campbell near Winslow 25,000 pounds, Campbell & Francis at Walnut 60,000 pounds, and a few smaller clips. Prices range from 3 to 4 cents lower than last year.
The Del Monte Hotel is being painted in neat colors with asbestos paint.
Adam Mohlenpah, the buyer for the Blanchard Meat Company of Albuquerque, is here making contacts.
John Abul has rented the room next door to his store and will remove the partition in order to enlarge his present store room.
John D. Hall, the asbestos manufacturer, left for home on Sunday. He is highly pleased with the asbestos properties in the Grand Canyon and will return here in a few weeks if satisfactory financial arrangements can be made to do considerable development on these claims.
100 YEARS AGO
From 1917: With the arrival of warm weather one naturally thinks of cool soft drinks as a refreshing pleasure. You will find our Drum and Ramsey fancy soft drinks to be most appetizing and the healthful of all refreshments. You will find the best Ices and bottled drinks for home and social events at the Confection Den.
The new Busy Bee (next door to Finley’s) is now open under the management of Camille Tally. If it’s good to eat, we have it. Meals served at all hours.
75 YEARS AGO
From 1942: Remember the Sears Victory Garden Contest. $45 in prizes will be awarded. 115 N. Leroux St. Phone 97.
The National Housing Authority has approved the local building of low-rent dwelling units for Defense Workers with $175,000 in funds from the slum clearance fund. Some time ago they had purchased an option on land south of the houses on South San Francisco Street.
The Victory Garden Booklets are proving to be very popular. Three additional printings in English and one in Spanish are now being made available through the efforts of Mrs. Louise Kerr Chairman of the Coconino County Commission and A. R. Kallaus member of the Board.
There’s to be a free show presented by the Arizona State Patrol at the High School on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on First Aid, Street Fire Bombs and traffic control.
The Southwest Mill is to begin work by May 1 according to Vice President C. J. Warren…