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Huachuca City welcome sign

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This sign is on the highway entering Huachuca City from the south.


WAC detachment at Fort Riley

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A photograph of a WAC unit, including S Martha Montevallo, at the Cavalry Replacement Training Center at Fort Riley, Kansas, circa 1943.


Miss Huachuca crown

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This is a crown made by Lee Gonzales and his wife for the Miss Huachuca City contest. It is made of Bisbee blue turquoise, and the original is on display at the Huachuca City Public Library.


Motor Transport Class of WACs at Fort Ogelthorpe, Georgia, circa 1943

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A photograph of the Motor Transport Class of WACs, including Martha Montevallo, at Fort Ogelthorpe, Georgia, with handwritten notes from various members, circa 1943. Ms. Montevallo is the fourth from the left in the second row from the bottom.


Plaque commemorating Martha Montevallo

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This plaque commemorates S Martha Montevallo and her time in the US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Born in 1922 in Opelika, Alabama, Montevallo had training in Fort Oglethorpe, Kansas and went on to serve at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a driver. She was honorably discharged in 1946 and went on to raise a family in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.


Martha Montevallo driving an army truck

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This picture shows Martha Montevallo driving an Army truck at Fort Riley. This was a 5 ton truck that the Army was considering buying. It was taken for test drives to see its capabilities.


American Legion event recognizing Martha Montevallo

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On November 3, 2019, American Legion Post 52 recognized 97 year old Huachuca City resident Martha Montevallo for her service in the Army from 1942-1946. The event began with an American Legion Riders procession from Ms. Montevallo’s home to the American Legion Post in Sierra Vista.


American Legion event recognizing Martha Montevallo

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On November 3, 2019, American Legion Post 52 recognized 97 year old Huachuca City resident Martha Montevallo for her service in the Army from 1942-1946. The event began with an American Legion Riders procession from Ms. Montevallo’s home to the American Legion Post in Sierra Vista. At the Post, Ms. Montevallo was recognized and celebrated by her family, friends, and Legion members.


American Legion event recognizing Martha Montevallo - short version

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On November 3, 2019, American Legion Post 52 recognized 97 year old Huachuca City resident Martha Montevallo for her service in the Army from 1942-1946. The event began with an American Legion Riders procession from Ms. Montevallo’s home to the American Legion Post in Sierra Vista. At the Post, Ms. Montevallo was recognized and celebrated by her family, friends, and Legion members.

This is an abbreviated version of the event video (4 min. 19 sec.).


American Legion event recognizing Martha Montevallo - long version

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On November 3, 2019, American Legion Post 52 recognized 97 year old Huachuca City resident Martha Montevallo for her service in the Army from 1942-1946. The event began with an American Legion Riders procession from Ms. Montevallo’s home to the American Legion Post in Sierra Vista. At the Post, Ms. Montevallo was recognized and celebrated by her family, friends, and Legion members.

This is a full version of the event video (20 min. 2 sec.).


July 4, 2018 celebration with George Nerhan and the Lohse's

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This photo taken at the Huachuca City July 4th celebration in 2018. Shown in the picture (left to right) are John Lohse, George Nerhan, and Sharon Lohse. Mr. Nerhan donated watermelon and soda to the event. He was generous and always supported the 4th of July celebration.


Huachuca City incorporation flyer

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This brochure promoting a YES vote on incorporation for North Gate areas as Huachuca City was published in the Tombstone Epitaph on November 1, 1958, prior to the election on December 2, 1958. The brochure lists many advantages to residents, including economic growth, more services, increased property values, local control, and a descriptive town name. A sample monthly financial statement for the town, tax implications, and voter requirements were included in the brochure.

In the December 2, 1958 election, voters approved incorporation by 125 to 43, making Huachuca City the seventh incorporated city in Cochise County.


"North Gate Votes for Incorporation"

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This December 4, 1958 article in the Tombstone Epitaph tells that voters of Huachuca Vista and Huachuca Village communities voted 124 to 43 for incorporation as Huachuca City. This created the seventh incorporated city in Cochise County.


Legal notice for election regarding incorporation

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This was the legal notice published on November 20, 1958 in the Tombstone Epitaph regarding the special election to decide whether or not the area described would be incorporated as the “City of Huachuca” in Cochise County Arizona.


Dave Sulger Named First Mayor

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This December 11, 1958 article in the Tombstone Epitaph tells that Dave Sulger was unanimously selected by the new Huachuca City town council to be the first mayor.

The council, named by the county board of supervisors, included Dave Sulger, John M. Houston, Jesse Goddard, Harvey Thompson, and Leroy Bickmore. William Hardy was appointed town clerk, magistrate and director of civilian defense. William Shelton was chosen to head the planning committee.


Top Scholars

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This photo in the Tombstone Epitaph on June 11, 1959 shows eighth grade salutatorian Anne Wilson and valedictorian Suzanne Leadlove at graduation exercises at WJM auditorium.


School renovation

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This photo in the Tombstone Epitaph on September 7, 1961 shows the renovation of the Tombstone High School surveyed by Superintendent James Clark and Ben Ridge.


Elaine Sulger gets postmistress job

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This article in the Tombstone Epitaph of April 19, 1962 tells that Mrs. Elaine Sulger was named to the be Huachuca City postmistress for the newly created post office.


1962 high school grad awards

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At the fortieth Tombstone High School commencement, 30 seniors graduated, according to this June 7, 1962 article in the Tombstone Epitaph. Patricia Ordonez was the valedictorian, and Betty White was the salutatorian. Nancy Meloa was given the DAR good citizen award and also won the faculty’s scholastic award.


Huachuca City Lions Club

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This photo in the January 14, 1965 issue of the Tombstone Epitaph shows Huachuca City Lions Club members reclaiming a Lions’ bell that had been taken in Tombstone.