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Visitor center features Kaibab National Forest, A Historic Snap Shot display
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Visitor Center is featuring a showing of historical images, maps and documents of the Kaibab National Forest from the late 1880s to 1960 as part of the Kaibab National Forest, A Historic Snap Shot visual display, which will be available for public viewing through this summer.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Out of the past: Education, school buildings and a new theater in early 20th century Williams (part 2 of 3)
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In 1925 Al Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket, Ben-Hur was released, the cost of a first class stamp was 2 cents, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was published, Benito Mussolini took over Italy, Richard Drew invented Scotch Tape, Johnny Carson was born, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators (4-3) in the World Series.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Out of the past: a brief history of Williams and 121 years of education (part 1 of 3)
The Anasazi and Sinagua and later the Hopi, Navajo and Havasupai people of Arizona were some of the original inhabitants of northern Arizona.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

65 years ago May 10, 1945
• The annual meeting of the Williams Rodeo Association, Inc., will be held on Tuesday evening of next week at city hall at 8 o'clock. The purpose of this annual meeting is to elect officers for the year, to hear reports on the condition of the association and to decide if Williams is to have a Labor Day Rodeo.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

65 years ago May 3, 1945
• The Williams Lions Club decided at Monday evening's meeting to make its contribution to National Youth Week by sponsoring a kite contest. The kite contest will be staged at Weber Field starting at 10 a.m. Saturday with prizes to be awarded for the largest kite that will fly, the smallest kite that will perform a similar feat and the best constructed kite.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

65 years ago April 26, 1945
• The Williams Country Club season is off to a flying start with every prospect of proving as popular this summer as last. A few stragglers were out a week ago Sunday to try out the golf course, but it was not until the past Sunday that early seasoners took on the proportions of a crowd.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

65 years ago April 19, 1945
• The old municipal reservoir filled during the weekend and the Dogtown Wash reservoir added another 50 million gallons to increase the water in storage there to approximately 200 million gallons, or slightly more than half full.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

65 years ago April 12, 1945
• The Lonely Hearts Club, an organization of high school girls who vow they are very lonely, held its weekly luncheon meeting Thursday at the Beacon Café.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

65 years ago April 5, 1945
• A former world champion steer roper, Ezra Cannon, is now a resident of Williams. He is employed here as carpenter for the Santa Fe Railway. Mr. Cannon won the title in 1919, when he tied his steer in 19 seconds.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

65 years ago March 29, 1945
• The Lions decided to break the monotony of organizing with a purely social meeting Monday night and to insure the success of such an event threw the club's first Ladies Night.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

65 years ago March 22, 1945
• Continued cold weather during the past week is resulting in a slowing up of the thaw but has not stopped the runoff. A fairly large stream is entering the old city reservoir as well as the Dogtown Wash reservoir but this is all coming from the exposed areas of the watersheds as the snow covering the higher slopes has not begun to melt.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

65 years ago March 15, 1945
• The Girl Scouts Troop No. 1 of Williams has brought its circus out of winter quarters in preparation for the first big show this Saturday evening. The American Legion hut will house the big performance, which will include trained animal acts, tight rope walking, the flying trapeze and scores of other circus acts.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

65 years ago March 8, 1945
• The Red Cross production department recently made a large shipment of garments and comfort articles for hospital use. The shipment included five flannel bed jackets, 10 pairs outing flannel pajamas, 93 bedside bags, 34 unfilled kit bags and 105 pairs of men's slippers.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

65 years ago March 1, 1945
• The date of Thursday, May 17 has been decided upon as the evening which parents may visit the grade school for the purpose of viewing the exhibit of the year's work. As in past years, each room will have its individual exhibit so that parents will know into which room to go to see their own child's work.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

65 years ago Feb. 15, 1945
• Fire of undetermined origin leveled the garage at the Robert Brinias home to the ground late Tuesday afternoon. The building was completely engulfed in flames when the fire was discovered.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

65 years ago Feb. 8, 1945
• The 1945 "March of Dimes" netted $293.42 in Williams up to Wednesday afternoon, an increase of at least 200 percent over the total raised in any other "March of Dimes" drive. Schools, businesses and other organizations cooperated to realize this splendid success.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

65 years ago Feb. 1, 1945
• The high school staged a "March of Dimes" during the week that contributed $15.75 to the Infantile Paralysis Fund. This amount, added to the grade school's contribution of $31.88, makes a total contribution from the schools of $47.63.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

65 years ago Jan. 25, 1945
• Corporal Antonio Jaurez, of the Transportation Corps, U.S. Army, has sent home a German parachute, some 38mm shells and other souvenirs of his experiences, to relatives here.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

65 years ago Jan. 18, 1945
• Three-year-old Lynn Hulent Jr. was taken to the Shields Hospital Tuesday afternoon with a badly bruised arm as the result of a very keen sense of observation. The youngster watched his mother run clothes through the wringer and when she turned the switch and went to hand out the clothes, the youngster proceeded to switch the wringer on and put his hand between the rollers.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

65 years ago Jan. 11, 1945
• W. C. Rittenhouse has received the appointment of vice chairman of the Fish and Game committee of the 17th Arizona Legislature. He has also been named to the following additional committees: Appropriations, Education, Highways and Bridges.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


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