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School bus accident

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Tragedy was averted and only minor injuries were sustained when a Tombstone school us was hit by a car, according to this April 1, 1965 Tombstone Epitaph article. The car ran a stop sign and blinking red light at an intersection in Huachuca City.


Enjoying dinner out

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This photo in the August 26, 1965 Tombstone Epitaph shows a group enjoying dinner out. Included in the picture is Huachuca City teacher Sondra Archer.


Wool contest

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This article in the Tombstone Epitaph tells about two Tombstone high school students, Brenda Phillips and Jackie Pitts, who won first and second prizes in the senior division of the district wood contest. All entries were made of 100% American manufactured woolen fabric.


Speed trap charges

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Huachuca City has long had a reputation for being a “speed trap.” This September 14, 1967 article in the Tombstone Epitaph describes charges the Arizona AAA made that Huachuca City was planning to increase significantly revenues from speeding tickets by operating a speed trap. Huachuca City manager Lisandro Gonzales disagreed, saying the town was going to enforce the 45 mile per hour speed limit, but would give a 10 mile per hour margin.

Even today, Huachuca City is often accused of being a speed trap, even when they are just enforcing posted speed limits.


Huachuca City Schools staff

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The Huachuca City School staff gathered for breakfast to honor two teachers who were leaving, according to this November 22, 1967 article in the Tombstone Epitaph.


Huachuca City park dedication

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This Tombstone Epitaph article details the dedication and public picnic held for the Huachuca City park area behind city hall on April 28, 1968. The city, the school, and a group of volunteers worked together on a master plan for the recreation area.


Snowy day - January 2, 2019

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The Town of Huachuca City rarely gets snow like it did on January 2, 2019. This storm brought three inches of snow and closed county offices as well as Fort Huachuca.


City hall in the snow - January, 2019

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The Town of Huachuca City rarely gets snow like it did on January 2, 2019. This storm brought three inches of snow and closed county offices as well as Fort Huachuca.


Elmer Urda Citizen of the Year Award

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In 2005, Elmer Urda was named the Huachuca City Citizen of the Year, an award that now carries his name. Urda was a long-time Huachuca City resident known for his community service. He volunteered the for fire department, the police department, the planning and zoning commission, and the senior center.

Subject award winners have been Lena Morlock, Gene McCullough, Keith Arnett, Janice McCullough, Bob Fenimore, Laura Wallace, Lyn Braswell, Francis Urda, and Jim Halterman.


Elmer Urda

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Elmer Urda was a long-time Huachuca City resident known for his community service.

Born in Pennsylvania, Urda served in the US Army from 1953-1975 and served in South Korea and Vietnam. After retiring to Huachuca City, he volunteered the for fire department, the police department, the planning and zoning commission, and the senior center. In 2005, Urda was named the Huachuca City Citizen of the Year, an award that now carries his name.

Urda passed away in 2018 at age 87.


May, 1963 ballot for special election on sewer bonds

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On May 27, 1963, Huachuca City held a special election on sewer bonds. The first question was for or against bonds in the maximum principal of $250,000. The second question was for or against bonds in the maximum principal of $175,000.

The outcome of this election was that the bond was passed at $250,000. There were 64 votes for and 50 against.


Nerhan press release

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This press release from the Town of Huachuca City was sent out after the passing of George Nerhan in September, 2018.

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. He was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Martha Montevallo interview - October 21, 2019

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This is a 45 min. 35 sec. video of an interview with S. Martha Montevallo in her home. At age 97, Ms. Montevallo reflects on her coming to Huachuca City, her time in the WACs in World War II, raising her children, and her early days in Huachuca City. This interview was recorded on October 22, 2019.

(All content and interviews contained on this site are as supplied by the contributors. They have not been fact checked and do not represent the views of the Town of Huachuca City.)


Wooden nickel from RP's Roundup Bar

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This is a free drink token from RP's Roundup Bar, located at 1000 Arizona Ave. on Highway 90. The establishment was approximately 3000 square feet and operated as a country western bar. In its early days, well drinks were 75 cents and beers were 35 cents.

RP’s Roundup Bar was opened by Bobbie Pratt (Williams) in 1979. Pratt later opened BJ’s Cantina located where Dusk Till Dawn was more recently.


Wooden football chart - 1937

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This wooden board shows the plays in a Nov. 20, 1937 high school football game between Tombstone High School and Bisbee High School. The final score was Tombstone 19 to Bisbee 7. The coach was Joe B. Wisdom. On the team was David Sulger who would become the first mayor of Huachuca City.


Relay race baton - 1940

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This wooden relay race baton commemorates the Tombstone High School's first place at the conference and state 880 relay race in 1940. The time was 1 minute 36.9 seconds. The coach was J.B. Wisdom. On the team were T. Castro, L. Schrader, R. Escalante, and L. Martins.


Card catalog

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This old wooden card catalog is from the old Tombstone High School. Before computers, card catalogs were used in libraries to keep track of the books in stock.

The original Tombstone High School was constructed in 1922 and was open until 2006, when the school moved. Under the leadership of teacher Mary Perez, a museum of items, in which this is housed, was created to preserve the history of the old building.


School furniture from old Tombstone High School

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This old desk and storage hutch is from the old Tombstone High School. It is now in the new high school library and houses various historical artifacts from the school.

The original Tombstone High School was constructed in 1922 and was open until 2006, when the school moved. Under the leadership of teacher Mary Perez, a museum of items, in which this is housed, was created to preserve the history of the old building.


Wooden furniture from old Tombstone High School

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This filing cabinet and storage hutch is from the old Tombstone High School. It is now in the new high school library and houses various historical artifacts from the school.

The original Tombstone High School was constructed in 1922 and was open until 2006, when the school moved. Under the leadership of teacher Mary Perez, a museum of items, in which this is housed, was created to preserve the history of the old building.


Plaque at Tombstone High School history museum

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This plaque tells about the museum at Tombstone High School. It is located in the new high school library and houses various historical artifacts from the school.

The original Tombstone High School was constructed in 1922 and was open until 2006, when the school moved. Under the leadership of teacher Mary Perez, a museum of items, in which this is housed, was created to preserve the history of the old building.