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Notice to voters - 1962

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This notice to voters about the proposed franchise for Huachuca City with the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative appeared in the newspaper in 1962.

At this time, all voting in the town was done at the community center at 201 Yuma Street.


Huachuca City Fire Department

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Huachuca City had a volunteer fire department which was first organized in 1959.

The first fire chief was Robert J. Lancaster, and Bob Fenimore was one of the early fire chiefs.

In 2019, after legal problems and financial challenges, the town contracted out with the Whetstone Fire District to provide fire and first response services to residents of the town.


Senior Center dedication - 1989

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The original Huachuca Senior Center was located in the community center at 201 Yuma in lower Huachuca City.

When the library got its own building in 1979, the senior center was moved into that building on Gonzales.

Then in 1989, an Arizona Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant was awarded for the construction of the building at 504 Gonzales where the senior center is currently located. The grant was for $197,000 which the town combined with $152,500 in other funds to construct a 2,100 square foot center with a kitchen, accessible bathrooms, and a paved parking lot. The grand opening for this facility was held on March 24, 1989 and took place under the leadership of Mayor Carole Vaughn.

The center offers seniors in town meals and other social and recreational services.

The senior center discontinued operations for nine months in 2019 when management was transferred from an outside group to the town and then again in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mudder, Bailey, and Upchurch interview - July 9, 2020

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This is an interview with Sharon Sulger Upchurch, Brenda Phillips Bailey, and Jane Castleberry Mudder, who grew up as childhood friends in Huachuca City in the 1960s and have remained friends since then. In the interview, they talk about their families, growing up in Huachuca City, early businesses there, going to school in Tombstone, different people they remember, and Sierra Vista (Fry) in the 1950s and 60s.



(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.)


Sharon Sulger Upchurch interview - July 9, 2020

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This is an interview with Sharon Sulger Upchurch. Upchurch’s father, Dave Sulger, was the first mayor of Huachuca City, and her mother, Elaine (Costello) Sulger was the town’s first postmistress. In this interview, Upchurch talks about how her grandparents came to this area, her early memories of her parents, and early memories of the town.



(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.)


Ken Taylor - 2016

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Ken Taylor was the mayor of Huachuca city from 2013-2018. He became nationally prominent when he refused an invitation to the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association in Laredo, Texas in 2016.

In an email to that organization's executive director John Cook, Taylor was reported to have said "I will NOT attend a function that is sent to me in Spanish/Mexican. One nation means one language and I am insulted by the division caused by language."


Mayor Allie Kimbrell - 1969

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Allie Kimbrell was elected as mayor of Huachuca City by city council in 1968 after the previous mayor Morton Milliken resigned.

Kimbrell grew up on a farm in Arkansas and worked in the civil service in the 1950s. He transferred to Fort Huachuca in 1961. He went on to be active in the volunteer fire department, the Lions Club, and city council in Huachuca City.

In 1972, Huachuca City park Kimbrell Field was dedicated to honor Kimbrell who was a supporter of the town's Little League program.


Annie Glee

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Annie Glee served on the Huachuca City Council from 1987-2001 before being appointed as the first African American mayor in Arizona and Huachuca City in 2001. She was appointed mayor by Carole Vaughn.

Glee was born in Mississippi and spent many years in New York, before moving to Arizona in 1967. She worked at Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista Public Schools, as well as being active in many community organizations including her church.


Huachuca United Methodist Church

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This is the Huachuca United Methodist Church, one of the oldest churches in Huachuca City, located in lower at 506 N Gila Road near Skyline Road. Shown in front of the church is Mike Hessock as a child.

This picture was taken before the later addition.


Huachuca United Methodist Church

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This is a contemporary picture of the Huachuca United Methodist Church, one of the oldest churches in Huachuca City, located in lower at 506 N Gila Road near Skyline Road.

In 2018, the church was destroyed by an arson fire.


What makes Huachuca City special?

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This is a compilation video of various Huachuca City residents talking about what makes the town special to them.