One hundred forty years ago, twenty-eight individuals stopped their wagons, weary from 22 days of travel from the Show Low area, very happy to be at their new home previously searched out and set aside for them. This original group consisted of thirteen adults and fifteen children. Their arrival date was April 8, 1879, having left Cooley Ranch on March 17.
The Eastern Arizona Museum & Historical Society of Graham County, Inc. sponsors Heritage Days annually in observance of this founding. The two day event is filled with activities, great food and lots of visiting.
The theme “ When Yesterday was Today” is being carried out through heritage displays. Highlighted are the families of Beals-Cluff-Anderson-Blake-Claridge-McEuen-Porter & Willis. Various historical books will be for sale, along with Commemorative Copper Coins. The Quilt Show at the LDS Cultural Hall is well worth a “look”, as is Randy Hawkins’ Chuckwagon. Loretta Graves’ Ragtime Piano on Saturday is not to be missed.
Clint Colvin’s barbeque dinner Friday night and the traditional cowboy breakfast Saturday morning are both “looked forward to” as not only is the food delicious, but that is where lots of visiting takes place. Throughout the celebration raffle tickets will be offered for a queen-size quilt made by Kerma Matthews, an Aspen Walking Stick by Chuck Maxwell and a stunning blue jewelry set by GaelSong.
Schedule of Events:
Barbeque Dinner – Friday, April 12, 2019, 5 – 7 pm at the Pima School Cafeteria
Cost: Age 12 and over – $10.00
Age 11 & Under – $7.00
Cowboy Breakfast, Saturday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. at the W.M. Carter Farm Museum
Breakfast will start with the National Anthem and blessing on the food.
Cost: Age 12 and over $5.00
Age 11 and under $3.00
Quilt Show & Heritage Displays – LDS Cultural Hall on Highway 70 in Pima
Friday, April 12, 1 – 5 pm
Saturday, April 13, 9 am – 3 pm
For further information call Shawn Wright 965-1050, Clint Woods 322-4993 or Anna Jane Jarvis 965-2413.