Shilo Inn & Best Western InnSuites Hotels
April 27--29, 2000
3:00 P.M.-- 5:00 P.M. - Registration. Location: Shilo Inn Lobby.
Booksellers set up. Location: Shilo Inn Desert Room & Lobby.
6:00 P.M. Outdoor Barbecue. Yuma Corral of The Westerners. Location: Yuma Crossing State Park, 201 N. 4th Ave. Please carpool.
Program: Carol Brooks, "Yuma in 1900"
8:00 A.M.-- 5:00 P.M. - Registration. Location: Shilo Inn Lobby.
Book Displays. Location: Shilo Inn Desert Room & Lobby.
8:00 A.M.-- 8:15 A.M. - Welcome. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.
8:30 A.M.-- 9:45 A.M.
Session 1A: - Water and the Development of Phoenix. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.
Chair: Shelly Dudley, Salt River Project
- Andrew M. Honker, "Flood Control or Water Storage? The 1891 Phoenix Flood and the Beginning of Reclamation in Arizona"
- Stephen Sloan, "Irrigation and Early Hydropower Development in the Salt River Valley"
- Ron K. Schilling, "Indians and Eagles: The Struggle Over Orme Dam"
Session 1B: - Bikers, Newsprint, and Schoolbooks. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.
Chair: Michael Amundson, Northern Arizona University
- Gary L. Kieffner, "A History of Women Motorcyclists from 1910 to Present"
- Rosemary Szczygiel, "Don't Stop the Presses, Just Add Humor: A Brief History of The Arizona Press Club, 1924-1950"
- Janolyn Lo Vecchio, "C. Louise Boehringer: Arizona's First Lady of Education"
Session 1C: - Travelers at Yuma Crossing. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.
Chair: Reba Grandrud, Arizona Historical Society
- John F. Keilch, "Southwest Passage: The Yuma Crossing from Aztlan to NAFTA"
- Jerry D. Thompson, "Samuel Peter Heintzelman and the Founding of Fort Yuma"
Bob Lenon, "Discrepancies in the Interpretation of Explorers' Routes: Kino and Manje at Yuma Crossing"
10:00 A.M.-- 11:15 A.M.
Session 2A: Native Americans. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.
Chair: Peterson Zah, Arizona State University
- Robert A. Trennert, "A Decade of Field Nursing Among the Southwestern Indians, 1928-1940"
- Gerhard Grytz, "The Yavapai of the Prescott Area: Cultural Transformation from `White Contact' to the Establishment of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation"
- Jere' Franco, "Stereotypes of Native American Women, 1930-1990"
Session 2B: - Entrepreneurs. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.
Chair: Tom Rushin, Yuma
- Earl Zarbin, "Moses H. Sherman: `Ruthless Capitalist'"
- Scott E. Fritz, "Arizona's Trade Sector, 1877 to 1884: A Comparative View of Merchants in a Territorial Economy"
- Barbara Marriott, "William Neal: Territorial Entrepreneur"
Session 2C: - Minorities. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.
Chair: Juti Winchester, Sharlot Hall Museum
- Janice Cleere, "The Black Pearl of Wickenburg, Arizona" (Elizabeth Smith)
- Michele J. Curran, "`Pinkie Dean!' Race, Gender, and Justice in the Arizona Territory, 1908-1910"
- Frank M. Barrios, "Gold Alley: Phoenix, 1914-1917"
Noon -- 1:00 P.M.
- Arizona Historical Society Al Merito Luncheon. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room.
At 1:30 P.M. Following the luncheon, Louis Kraft will be signing his newest book- Gatewood and Geronimo- at the Guidon Books table
2:00 P.M.-- 3:15 P.M.
Session 3A: - Kriegsgefangene: WWII Prisoners of War in Arizona. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.
Chair: Andrew Wallace, Northern Arizona University
- Lloyd Clark, "The Papago Park Prisoner of War Escape of 1944"
- Steve Hoza, "In Their Own Words: Former Prisoners of War Reflect on Their Time in Arizona"
- John Westerlund, "Rommel's Afrika Korps in Northern Arizona: Austrian Prisoners of War at Navajo Ordnance Depot"
Session 3B: - Natural Resources. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.
Chair: Lynn Haak, Globe
- Robert Jacobsen, "Save the Peaks 3: A Comparison of the Hart Prairie and White Vulture Mine Controversies"
- Scott Solliday, "E. W. Hudson: The Man Who Leveled the Salt River Valley"
- Bob Ring and Al Ring, "Life in the Oro Blanco Mining Camps in 1900"
Session 3C: - Politics and Justice. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.
Chair: Stan Brown, Payson
- Paul T. Hietter, "The Roots of Popular Justice in (what eventually became) Arizona Territory, 1856-1863"
- Robert F. Palmquist, "`Day of Reckoning'? The Collapse of the Cochise County `Ring,' 1883"
- Tom Prezelski, "`Behold Our Ticket! It Means Victory!' Electing the `Thieving Thirteenth' in Pima County, 1884"
3:30 P.M.-- 4:45 P.M.
Session 4A: - Arizona Political Culture, 1950s-1990s. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.
Chair: James E. Babbitt, Flagstaff
- Jack L. August, Jr., "The Hayden v. Mecham Campaign of 1962: Old Arizona and the New Conservative Agenda"
- Roy Elson, "Managing Carl Hayden's Last Campaign: The U.S. Senate Election of 1962"
- Evan Mecham, "Wrongful Impeachment and the Phoenix 40"
Following the session, Evan Mecham will be signing his book
Session 4B: - Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona (CCHA) - Preserving the Past: Collecting and Caring for Family and Community Records. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.
This session is intended for family researchers, community historians, and anyone who is interested in documenting the history of individuals, families, and community events. It will focus on why family/community histories are important and what types of documentary materials to collect. Attendees will also learn basic preservation tips and techniques.
5:30 P.M.-- 7:00 P.M. Arizona Historical Society Director's Reception. Century House Garden, 240 Madison Avenue. Refreshments and entertainment. Please provide your own transportation.
8:00 A.M - 12:00- Registration. Location: Shilo Inn Lobby.
Book Displays. Location: Shilo Inn Desert Room & Lobby
8:30 A.M.-- 9:45 A.M.
Session 5A: - Characters Along the Colorado. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.
Chair: William Porter, Kingman
- Jeff Malcomson, "Arizona's Water Crusader: Fred T. Colter and the Colorado River Controversy"
- Brian Sandwich, "Sarah Bowman: `The Great Western,' Yuma's First Citizen"
- Lee Hanchett, "Jack Swilling: A Man to Remember"
Session 5B: - Indian-White Relations. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.
Chair: Mark Santiago, Arizona Historical Society
- H. Henrietta Stockel, "Chiricahua Apache Relations, 1600-1800: The Spanish Colonial Frontier"
- Trina A. Smolen, "Camp Grant: Conflict and Consensus"
- Louis Kraft, "Gatewood's Quest to Find Geronimo"
10:00 A.M.-- 11:15 A.M.
Session 6A: - Curios and Concrete. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.
Chair: Katherine Morrissey, University of Arizona
- Kathleen L. Howard, "Benham, Barnes and Brizard: `The Curio,' A Study in Early Arizona Entrepreneurship, 1895-1908"
- Charles A. Hoffman, "The Arizona Rancho: A Lot of History for a Little Place"
- Erik Berg, "Pavement, Politics, and Postcards: The History of the Superior-Miami Highway"
Session 6B: - Racial Tensions, Politics, and Struggles for Equality. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.
Chair: Bill Phillips, Arizona State University
- Mary Melcher, "Fissures in a United Front: Race Relations in Arizona During World War II"
- Jean Reynolds, "Battling for Justice, Freedom and Democracy: The Tony F. Soza American Legion Post, 1945-1950"
- Andrew L. Johns, "Desert Hawks: Arizona Republicans and the Vietnam War, 1960- 1969"
Noon -- 1:00 P.M. - Luncheon. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room.
2:00 P.M.-- 5:00 P.M. - Field Trips
1922 Pullman Coach Train Ride along the Colorado River. Buses will leave the Shilo Inn at 1:45 P.M. and return at about 5:00 P.M. The cost is $20.00 per person.
Walking Tour of historic houses on Orange Ave. Bus will leave the Shilo Inn at 2:00 P.M. and return at about 4:30 P.M. The cost is $10.00 per person.
Museum Tour of Yuma Territorial Prison, Yuma Crossing Park, and Century House Museum. Sponsored by Arizona State Parks and the Arizona Historical Society. Bus will leave Shilo Inn at 2:00 P.M. and return at about 5:00 P.M. The cost is $10.00 per person. Check at the registration table for details.
6:30 p.m. - No-host cocktails. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room Patio.
7:00 p.m. - Awards Banquet. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room.
Speaker: David Miller, Cameron State University, "Balduin Mollhausen: Colorado River Artist"
Convention attendees who wish to stay over on Sunday are invited to board the boat at Martinez Lake for a fully narrated tour through the wildlife refuge and stops at a variety of historic sites, including a 19th-century miner's cabin, Indian petroglyphs, and Norton's Landing. The bus leaves the Shilo Inn at 8:30 A.M. and will return at 3:30 P.M. Cost is $60.00 per person, which includes lunch.
Shilo Inn, 1550 S. Castle Dome Ave. (I-8 & 16th St.). $60.00 plus 10.25% tax. $5.00 per night for second person; $20.00 per night rollaway charge. Make reservations by April 1. (520) 782-9511, or 1-800-222-2244.
Best Western InnSuites Hotel, 1450 Castle Dome Ave. (I-8 & 16th St.). $60.00 per night, plus 10.3% tax. $5.00 per night for second person. Make reservations by April 1. (520) 783-8341, or 1-800-922-2034.
Please identify yourself as attending the Arizona Historical Convention. Both hotels include free cocktails and breakfast buffets. For information call Nancy Stonehouse or Bruce Dinges at (520) 628-5774.