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Paving improvement letter - 1972

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This letter from the M.M. Sundt Construction Co. to property owner Arlene Castleberry at 111 Navajo in Huachuca is regarding an assessement covering paving improvements done.


Paving improvement bill - 1972

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This is an assessment bill M.M. Sundt Construction Co. to property owner Arlene Castleberry at 111 Navajo in Huachuca City was was for paving improvements done.


Correspondence to county - 1975

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This is a letter to the Cochise County Recorder requesting that a "Satisfaction of Mortgage" form be recorded and returned. The fee was $2.


Mortgage bill - 1975

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These are mortgage payment records to Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company from Arlene Castleberry for the house at 111 Navajo in Huachuca City. The monthly mortgage payments were $61.17 and $63.17.


THS girls volleyball - 1963

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This is the 1963 Tombstone High School girls volleyball team, which included Sharon Sulger (Upchurch) and Brenda Phillips (Bailey)


THS school board - 1963

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This is a picture of the Tombstone Unified School District in 1963, which included Elaine Sulger. Mrs. Sulger was the first Huachuca City postmistress and the wife of the first mayor, Dave Sulger.


Mr. Shed

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This is a picture of the main office of the Mr. Shed business in Huachuca City, located at 129 S. Huachuca Blvd. This business was founded in 1990 by Jim Goad and a partner who he later bought out. Mr. Shed manufactures and installs sheds, garages, and cabins throughout Cochise County.


Mr. Shed

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This is a picture of the main office of the Mr. Shed business in Huachuca City, located at 129 S. Huachuca Blvd. This business was founded in 1990 by Jim Goad and a partner who he later bought out. Mr. Shed manufactures and installs sheds, garages, and cabins throughout Cochise County.


Johann Wallace interview - June 10, 2020

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This is an interview with Johann Wallace, mayor of Huachuca City from 2018 through the time of this video in 2020. Wallace talks about growing up in Huachuca City, his time as mayor, the relationship between council and mayor, and what makes Huachuca City special to him.

(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.)


Bill Stein interview - June 24, 2020

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In this interview, former Huachuca City council member Bill Stein talks about how he came to Huachuca City and his time on the city council from 1994-2000. He also talks about the many recalls of council members and mayors, his memories of mayors George Nerhan, Carole Vaughn, and Annie Glee, the recycling center and landfill, the Industrial Development Authority, and what makes Huachuca City special to him.

(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.)


Donna Johnson interview - July 9, 2020

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This is an interview with Donna Johnson, Huachuca City council member and mayor pro tem at the time of this interview in 2020. Johnson has been on the council for 17 years, and she talks about early businesses in the town and shares her memory of various mayors and initiatives. She also talks about the town history with the Dust Till Dawn bar and the departure of fire chief Jon Allmon. She talks about her personal philosophy of leadership and what makes Huachuca City special to her.

(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.)


Letter to Dept. of Health regarding library - 1979

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This letter from the town clerk of Huachuca City to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare asks for more time in procuring a surplus building from Fort Huachuca to serve as the new library.

The Huachuca City Library was begun in 1958 and was originally housed in the community center building in lower Huachuca City. The library was later moved to the Huachuca City School. Then in 1979, as described in this letter, the city bought a surplus Apache Flats building from Fort Huachuca and relocated it to Gonzales Street to house the library in its own building.

In 1992, that building was sold to Michael Sherman, and it was moved. At that point, a new building was built on Gonzales, and that is where the library is currently located.


Resolution 266 regarding library - 1979

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This town resolution authorizes the acquisition of a surplus building from Fort Huachuca to serve as the library.

The Huachuca City Library was begun in 1958 and was originally housed in the community center building in lower Huachuca City. The library was later moved to the Huachuca City School. Then in 1979, as described in this letter, the city bought a surplus Apache Flats building from Fort Huachuca and relocated it to Gonzales Street to house the library in its own building.

In 1992, that building was sold to Michael Sherman, and it was moved. At that point, a new building was built on Gonzales, and that is where the library is currently located.


Agreement to purchase library building - 1992

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This is a legal agreement between the Town of Huachuca City and Michael Sherman for Sherman to purchase and remove the old library building for $1,752.

The Huachuca City Library was begun in 1958 and was originally housed in the community center building in lower Huachuca City.

The library was later moved to the Huachuca City School. Then in 1979, the city bought a surplus Apache Flats building from Fort Huachuca and relocated it to Gonzales Street to house the library in its own building. In 1992, that building was sold to Michael Sherman, and it was moved. At that point, a new building was built on Gonzales, and that is where the library is currently located.


Huachuca City Library

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The is the current location of the Flora M. Jackman Library in Huachuca City at 506 Gonzales Boulevard.

The Huachuca City Library was begun in 1958 and was originally housed in the community center building in lower Huachuca City. It was started by the Huachuca City Ladies Club with donated books. Early librarians were Alta Leffingwell and Minnie Schaffer. Elaine Sulger was also involved, serving on the board and helping set up the library.

The library was later moved to the Huachuca City School. Then in 1979, the city acquired a surplus Apache Flats building from Fort Huachuca and relocated it to Gonzales Street to house the library in its own building. The senior center was also housed in that building.

In 1992, that building was sold to Michael Sherman , and it was moved. At that point, a new building was built on Gonzales, and that is where the library is currently located.

The library is named for Flora Jackman, a former librarian at Fort Huachuca and in Huachuca City. K.C. Cooper was the librarian from 1996-2007. Suzanne Harvey became Library Director in 2017 after serving as the Children’s Librarian for three years.


Vote for Verna Barnes - 1963

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This flyer asks Huachuca City residents to vote for Verna L. Barnes and elect her as the first female council member for the town. Mrs. Barnes was defeated.

Later, in 1971, Mrs. Barnes donated a triangle-shaped piece of land that was approximately one quarter of an acre to the city. The land adjacent to the north gate of Fort Huachuca became McCrey Park. It was named after Barnes' aunt who was one of the first residents of the area.

The first female council member for the town and also the first female mayor was Margaret Jones. She was appointed to council in 1974 and chosen as mayor in 1977.


Hideout Bar

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This is a picture from 2020 of the Hideout Bar now closed. This bar was located adjacent to the old Campstone rail station on Railroad Drive on the west side of Highway 90. Known as a "biker bar," this popular establishment was frequented by a variety of patrons and also served food.

The bar was owned and operated by the Rimmers from 1984 until 2004.


Huachuca City

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This is the seal of the town of Huachuca City.

Huachuca City started out as a stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad with the Huachuca Siding, renamed in 1926 to Campstone. The railway went from Tombstone and Patagonia and is no longer in operation today.

The town had many names including Campstone Station, Sunset City, Star Route, and Huachuca Vista. With the re-opening of Fort Huachuca in 1954, the area began to grow. It incorporated as Huachuca City in 1958. The first mayor was Dave Sulger.

The town’s nickname is the Sunset City.


Huachuca City town hall

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This is a picture of the Huachuca City town hall building at 500 Gonzales Boulevard.

Huachuca City started out as a stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad with the Huachuca Siding, renamed in 1926 to Campstone. The railway went from Tombstone and Patagonia and is no longer in operation today.

The town had many names including Campstone Station, Sunset City, Star Route, and Huachuca Vista. With the re-opening of Fort Huachuca in 1954, the area began to grow. It incorporated as Huachuca City in 1958. The first mayor was Dave Sulger.

The town’s nickname is the Sunset City.


Old railroad building

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This is a 2020 picture of the old railroad building, which is no longer operational, located on Railroad Drive on the west side of Highway 90. The Huachuca Siding, as it was originally known, transported soldiers to Fort Huachuca about six miles south of there. In June, 1926, the station's name was changed to Campstone.

Huachuca City started out as a stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad. The railway went from Tombstone and Patagonia and is no longer in operation today.