Sesame Baked or Dutch Oven Chicken
Makes about 3 quarts of beans
Pinquito beans, (cover with water and soak overnight)
2 large onions, cut into 8ths
1 jalapeno chopped fine
1 large clove of garlic, chopped fine
1 pound hamburger
1 pound chorizo
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup dried oregano
1 Tbsp. sugar
Salt and pepper to taste AFTER the bean are cooked.
beans with water the night before. Water should be about 2 inches above
Next day; do not drain the beans. Add all ingredients
except the salt
and pepper. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer until beans are
tender, about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Then add salt and pepper.
Time: 15 min.
Cook time: approx. 1 1/2 hour
you add the salt before the beans are done, they get tough and hard.
Quick and-Easy Pickled PeachesPerfect for
Thanksgiving Dinner or a homemade Christmas Gift
1 can cling peach halves (drain and
1 cup 250 ml reserved peach syrup
1 1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 6 oz.
112 tsp Allspice
114 tsp Cloves (Ground)
Combine peaches, syrup and all
remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over
medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and
let cool. Place peaches and syrup in decorative containers (such as
old-fashioned canning jars). Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours
to allow flavors to develop. Peaches will keep in refrigerator up to
two weeks. Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 35 g
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 13 mg
- Dietary Fiber 1 g
Country Cottage - Triple Chocolate Brownies
Cream together sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until fluffy add dry
ingredients and mix until well blended, stir in chocolate chips and
With cooking spray coat a 9X13 baking cake pan. Spread mixture evenly.
Bake at 350* 30 minutes. Cool and frost if desired and/or drizzle with
fudge topping .
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cube margarine
1 8oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
With hand mixer beat well and frost brownies, drizzle with hot fudge
topping and sprinkle with chopped walnuts
Use a medium non – stick pan and mix together
1 can evaporated milk
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
3 Tbsp. margarine
¾ cup sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Cook on medium heat and bring mixture to a boil. Boil 3 minutes (use a
timer) then add 2 cups chocolate chips and 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir continually until mixture thickens. Pour in container and
refrigerate. Spoon out enough for desired use and warm in microwave
until melted, do not over heat.
1876 : Battle of Little Bighorn
June 25, 1876, Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy
Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel
George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana's
Little Bighorn River.
and Sitting Bull, leaders of the Sioux tribe on the Great Plains,
strongly resisted the mid-19th-century efforts of the U.S. government to
confine their people to reservations. In 1875, after gold was discovered
in the Black Hills, the U.S. Army ignored previous treaty
agreements and invaded the region. This betrayal led many Sioux and
Cheyenne tribesmen to leave their reservations and join Sitting Bull and
Crazy Horse. By the late spring of 1876, more than 10,000
Native Americans had gathered in a camp along the Little Bighorn
River--which they called the Greasy Grass--in defiance of a U.S. War
Department order to return to their reservations or risk being attacked.
In mid-June, three columns of U.S.
soldiers lined up against the camp and prepared to march. A force of
1,200 Native Americans turned back the first column on June 17. Five
days later, General Alfred Terry ordered Custer's 7th Cavalry to scout
ahead for enemy troops. On the morning of June 25, Custer drew near the
camp and decided to press on ahead rather than wait for reinforcements.
At mid-day, Custer's 600 men entered the
Little Bighorn Valley. Among the Native Americans, word quickly spread
of the impending attack. The older Sitting Bull rallied the warriors and
saw to the safety of the women and children, while Crazy Horse set off
with a large force to meet the attackers head on. Despite Custer's
desperate attempts to regroup his men, they were quickly overwhelmed.
Custer and some 200 men in his battalion were attacked by as many as
3,000 Native Americans; within an hour, Custer and every last one of his
soldier were dead.
The Battle of Little Bighorn--also called
Custer's Last Stand--marked the most decisive Native American victory
and the worst U.S. Army defeat in the long Plains Indian War. The
gruesome fate of Custer and his men outraged many white Americans and
confirmed their image of the Indians as wild and bloodthirsty.
Meanwhile, the U.S. government increased its efforts to subdue the
tribes. Within five years, almost all of the Sioux and Cheyenne would be
confined to reservations.
PUBLIC NOTICE: CONTEST
I arrived in the city under unknown circumstances. Traveling from Tucson
Arizona on the Bisbee stage April 12th of 1888 our coach was attacked by
a band of Pistoleros. As I attempted to assist Madam Debouch from the
coach I was pistol whipped from behind by a cowardly desperado.
The year that has ensued has provided me the
opportunity to remember most of my past. My former employ was the Ohio
News; the Nebraska Sentinel; and the Denver Nugget. I left Western
Pennsylvania in ‘66 and arrived in Hamilton, Ohio, where I started for
the Times typesetting. In ‘69 I became the editor due to an unfortunate
argument the former editor had over politics. Soon realizing I had the
same political views as my predecessor; not wishing to meet his fate I
resigned and headed west. July of ‘73 When the buggy wheel broke in
Broken Bow Nebraska I began working as a reporter for the Nebraska
In the summer of ‘81 I continued my westward journey.
During an exceptionally hard winter- over in ’84 at the trails west
junction in the shadow of Scotts Bluff in Nebraska I realized I was more
inclined to turn south toward Denver rather than north toward Deadwood.
Soon after my arrival in Denver I read the Nugget was looking for
reporters for of the mining camps to the south. I hired on for 1 year
and was assigned to the mining camp of Brownville to report for the
Denver Nugget. I arrived at this desolate outpost in the spring of ’85.
In the spring of ’86 I couldn’t pack the buckboard fast enough. I headed
south toward the new and expanding area of southern Arizona Territory
and Tucson looking for a position on Epitaph.
The one important aspect of me that I cannot yet
recall is my Identity. I implore those of you that know my given and sir
names please step forward and assist me in this endeavor.
This history of my experience along with the attached
photo is enclosed that you may help me find my identity.
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The Town Too Tough to Die!
Exciting destinations steeped in Arizona History
Edward Lawrence Shieffelin was born in 1847, died in 1892. In 1877,
he intended to go to California and find gold. He did not make it to
California. Instead, he became an Indian scout working out of Camp
Huachuca. He prospected in his spare time near the San Pedro Valley,
Arizona. The specific site of his exploration was a waterless plateau
called Goose Flats. The soldiers he scouted for would josh him about his
rock hunting; telling him "The only rock you will find out there will be
your own tombstone."
Prospecting Goose Flats, Shieffelin discovered a sizable vein of
silver. Remembering the jostling he took, he called the mine Tombstone.
In 1879, the town of Tombstone was founded. It boomed into a business
city and became county seat in 1882.
Franklin Leslie kills
Billy "The Kid" Claiborne
On this day,
the gunslinger Franklin "Buckskin" Leslie shoots the Billy "The Kid"
Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. Read all about it
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“The Elk in the Attic,” a book written for children by local author
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proceeds from sales of the book will be used to restore the Elks Opera
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NORTH WEST ARIZONA &
THE GRAND CANYON WEST EXPERIENCE
North West Arizona was
first explored just after the California gold rush as a means of
developing a quick route to the gold of California. The first
explorer to enter the scene was Captain Lorenzo Sitgraves with his
1851 topographic survey assignment. His survey expedition started at
the land of the Zuni (Zuni Pueblo; approximately 100 miles east of
current day Holbrook) with these instructions from his superior
Colonel J. Albert, Topographic Engineers: "You will therefore go to
that place, which will be, in fact, the commencing point of your
exploration…" "Pursue the Zuni to it’s junction with the Colorado,
determining its course and character… You will then pursue the
Colorado to it’s junction with the Gulf of California…" The course
taken was very close to present day Interstate 40.
The next exploration of Northern Arizona was by E.
F. Beale who arrived at the Zuni Pueblo August 29, 1857 with a
caravan of camels for the trek across the northern portion of the
new Arizona Territory. Beale believed the camel was the "beast of
burden" for the arid region Capt. Sitgraves had crossed 6 years
prior. His route was nearly identical to Sitgraves. Both routes
trekked through Sunset Crossing (Winslow); Leupp; Flagstaff; Mt
Floyd. Kingman and Sitgraves Pass (Oatman).
Following the footsteps of Sitgraves & Beale was
John Udall 1858 with a large emigrant train to California. His route
was similar to his predecessors. These hardy explorers developed the
general route that was to carry our modern "wagons" on Route 66.
Novel of an American Woman
by Marguerite Noble
This moving novel of pioneer life in
Arizona is destined to become a classic.
Based on the life of the author's
mother, it overturns every stereotype of
Comes closer to the truth and the
validity of the so-called winning of the
West than anything I have ever read. It
is terrifying, heartbreaking and
remarkable. . . .
Filaree is also one of the most
magnificent portraits of a woman that
exists in our literature. - Howard Fast
I didn't just read it, I crawled between
the pages and lived it."--Lily Tomlin
extraordinary performance. . . . a
powerful antidote to the romantic
illusions some people have about ranch
people and life on the range. . . . As a
writer, Mrs. Noble makes no compromises.
She tells her story in plain country
American dialect, offers no exaggerated
sex or violence, no vulgar talk. She is
a realist in the best sense, a breath of
fresh air in these free-wheeling times."
--C. L. Sonnichsen
o ". . . an engrossing tale . . .
recommended for historical fiction
readers." --The Midwest Book Review
o "Filaree . . . celebrates her
adaptability and accomplishment. This
novel is a spunky commemoration of the
stubborn spirit of the frontier to
resist, survive, and prevail." --Western
o "The literature style of Filaree
is simple, fitting to the people, time,
place." --Library Journal
Marguerite Noble passed away on January
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on rock. Full story?
Census figures presented in the
Historical Atlas of Arizona
Henry P Walker & Don Bufkin
Tombstone population in 1870 = 0
(Founded in 1878)
Peak population was about 10,000
around 1882-1884 non-census years.
1980 = 1,632
Tombstone the town too
tough to die....
West Gazette January 2007
October 26, 1881- 2007
126th Anniversary of the
the OK Corral
Yuma Territorial Prison 1875
Yuma Territorial Prison was commissioned in 1875 and operated until
1910, when the
prisoner built facility at Florence AZ was completed. Yuma
Territorial Prison was dubbed “The Hell Hole”. This nickname was not
as well deserved as many desperados would care to have us believe.
It was a well operated facility that housed a capacity population of
around 200. Throughout the entire operating period Yuma Territorial
Prison was at 120 to 130 percent over populated. More Yuma Territorial Prison History
Hamilton Dry Goods
FEATURE ARTICLES by
Montezuma Apache Doctor and Indian Activist
The historical and popular fiction of the ninetieth century southwest is
abundant with stories of hostility and savagery of the Apache
Indians attacking settlers and travelers on the frontier. In
Arizona and New Mexico, the army maintained an active force in the
field to control Indian hostilities by forcing the Apaches to be
confined on reservations.
More of this Carlos Montezuma story Continues
BOOTH, WAS HE SHOT, OR NOT?
Fictionalized Version of an Historical Account
By Howard (Gene) Herst
Corporal Timothy O’Rielly had been performing sentry duty along the
roads, bridges, and pathways outside of Port Royal, Virginia. He
would stop travelers, ask their names, where they lived, and
their destination. The infantry sentries and cavalry patrols
have been out on alert since the night of April 14, 1865; the
night President Lincoln was shot by the actor, John Wilkes
Booth. The military and Pinkerton agents have been monitoring
all the possible routes that Booth and his co-conspirators might
travel to escape deep into the ex-confederate states. Given one
week’s leave of his duties, O’Rielly, early this morning of
April 26, hitched a ride on a wagon heading for town. I about
three hours before sunrise, and O’Rielly laying on a sac in the
wagon bed, was attempting to doze over the jabbering of the
driver, Michael Wilcox, who was expressing concerns regarding
the future treatment of Virginians by them “scalawag
carpet-baggers” now that Lincoln was dead. As the mules trudged
along a muddy portion of the road, O’Rielly, attempting to cheer
up his companion, began reciting a humorous soldier’s jingle,
“Here I lay me down
In mud, that’s many
If I’m not here
when you awake,
Just hunt me up with
an oyster rake”
John Wilkes Booth story Continues
of the West
Live each day with
Take pride in your work.
Always finish what you
Do what has to be done.
Be tough but fair.
When you make a promise,
Ride for the brand.
Talk less and say more.
Remember that some
things aren't for sale.
Know where to draw the
Rough Riders -
from the Marguerite Noble Collection
Stories of Arizona Rough Riders,
under the leadership of Teddy Roosevelt, are well known.
February 25, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain. The
call went out for volunteers. In ten days Arizona's quota of 200
men filled, leaving 800 disappointed aspirants behind.
the distinction of being the first group of volunteers in the
U.S. to mobilize. In Cuba the death of their captain, Buckey
O'Neill, of Prescott, had a demoralizing effect on the Arizona
Arizona volunteers left the states, the Phoenix Chapter of the
Grand Army of the Republic presented them with a flag they had
hand sewn. This banner was the first to fly on Cuban soil. It
rests in the State Capitol Building - tattered, weather-worn,
and carrying three bullet holes.
trained in San Antonio. The citizens were tolerant of their
antics. William Owens, of Globe, shot out the lights in a street
car. No punishment. It earned him the name of Shoot-Em-Up-Bill.
issued them were not always under control. One man wrote' "some
of the damn horses bucked like hell." The cowboys of the
regiment earned extra money by breaking the horses for
inexperienced troopers at $10 a head.
Riordan Mansion State
Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural
and recreational resources for the benefit of the
people, both in our Parks and through our
The Arizona Rough
“The toughest set of men"
On August 19, 2007, Riordan Mansion State
Historic Park plays host to history. northern
Arizona’s very own "A" Troop will appear dressed in
authentic period dress of the famous Rough Riders,
with their ladies, carrying 100 year old weapons for
the public’s examination.
The Arizona Rough Riders is a commemorative group
that brings the Spanish/American War era (1898) to
life for audiences. The governor of Arizona has
given the Arizona Rough Riders a special commission
as the "Official Spanish/American War Reenactment
Group" for the State of Arizona. The troop depicted
came from Prescott 100 years ago, along with the
Flagstaff men who also went to the war in the famous
"cowboy cavalry". The Rough Riders are the most
famous of all volunteer unit' in the history of the
The Rough Riders were mostly ranchers and
cowboys, some 170 men joined from the Arizona
Territory, along with a sprinkling of daring
aristocrats from the East. The small northern towns
of Arizona, the legendary "A" Troop quickly filled
its quota and would soon serve with distinction in
the two main battles of the Cuban campaign: the
famous charge of the "Rough Riders” up "Kettle Hill"
and the heavily defended San Juan Heights. After
fighting ended the troop returned home where
regiment, “A” Troop disbanded on September 15, 1898.
With a special commission from the Governor of
Arizona, "A" troop again stands ready to serve. The
troop is a ceremonial and re-enactment unit whose
purpose is to honor all American War Veterans and to
portray, in a historically accurate way, the life,
and times of the Arizona Rough Riders. They will
describe the era, the war, and the effects of the
war on the community's social mores at turn of the
Arizona State Parks
Celebrating 50 Years, 1957-2007
Proud Past, Bright Future
Contemporary Western and
Historical Subjects by GAIL
A Native of northern Arizona, GAIL sculpts highly
detailed subjects living the Western life such as
“No Riding Job” which depicts a tired cowboy digging
post holes and “Spring Fantasy,” a cowgirl
bathing in a shallow stream.
See her work at:
Down the Street Art Gallery -Payson, AZ
Gold Nugget Gallery - Wickenburg, AZ
Myra’s Gallery - Pine, AZ
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery &
William Hart Alchesay
a forgotten part of arizona history
by Lee Sharpe
One day we took the
turnoff for Alchesay National Fish Hatchery, four miles north of
Whiteriver between Mileposts 342 and 343 of AZ 73. A signed paved road
heads northeast along Whiteriver a little over 4 miles
to the site. Dad wanted to show the kids where all of the fish we had
been catching and eating all summer came from. The Hatchery was magical
with millions of trout from tadpoles are raised to 6 to 8 inch fish
ready to be distributed in the local lakes and rivers.
We were camping
along Whiteriver for the summer. Dad went back to Phoenix to work during
the week while Mom and the kids stayed in a small trailer in a
campground. It was heaven on earth for kids. Dad would return with
supplies each Friday and take us on adventures. His knowledge of history
meant long talks about the various historical markers, camps and sites.
specializes in raising small native, rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout
of 6–8 inches. Visitors are welcome to view exhibits and stroll along a
self-guided tour on 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Alchesay was the
name of a famous Sierra Blanc Apache Indian Scout. Chief (Sgt.) William
b. 1853 d. August 6, 1928, served as a Sergeant in Company A, United
States Army Indian Scouts in the Wars with the Plains Indians. He was
awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor for his bravery during the
Winter of 1872-1873, in the Tonto Basin Campaigns. His citation reads
“Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches”. One of
14 Native Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor during the
Indian Wars, Alchesay’s Medal was awarded on April 12, 1875, the result
of a personal recommendation from General George Crook.
More Alchesay History
Recent Updates! New information!
Day of the American Cowboy
The National Day
of the Cowboy is
a day set aside
by the United
States Senate to
pay homage to
our Cowboy and
well as to honor
all others who
the Cowboy and
The purpose in
resolution is to
all the good
that the cowboy
hope to ensure
National Day of
level of public
stature; and is
42nd Annual Cowboy
Artists of America
Exhibition & Sale Rides Again
The most anticipated Western
American fine art event in the country, is the Phoenix Art Museum’s
42nd Annual Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition and Sale, will be
at the Museum’s Steele Gallery, October 20th, 2007 – November 18th,
The 42nd Annual Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition and Sale
presents a depiction of the West only the members of Cowboy Artists
of America can capture with such realistic skill and spirit. It is
presented each year by Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council, and
the Sale has become one of the Museum’s most successful fundraising
For more information about Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council,
call (602) 307-2060 or visit online at
www.mensartscouncil.com . For more
information about Phoenix Art Museum, visit its Web site at
www.PhxArt.org , or call the 24-hour
information line at (602) 257-1222.