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Out of the past: Lost Canyon Ranch and turkey hunters

Out of the past: Lost Canyon Ranch and turkey hunters

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Out of the Past: Christmas wishes from the 1940s

A holiday card from Y. C. Shen depicting Bill Williams Avenue (Historic Route 66) looking east from Second Street, circa 1940.

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Out of the past: Hunting expeditions

On March 5, 1964 Williams members of the McNelly and Theroux families display a mountain lion after a hunt.

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Out of the Past: Do you know these ladies?

The Ladies' Garden Club plants a tree in front of the Williams Hospital circa 1950.

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Out of the Past: Harvey Girls

Sid Terry with two Harvey House food servers, often referred to as Harvey Girls in Williams, circa 1918. (Williams Historic Photo Archives)

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Out of the past: Early gas station and attendant

A gas pump and service attendant at the Clark Car Camp service station, which was located on the east side of Williams. circa 1928.

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This month in history: Williams-Grand Canyon News

A collection of articles taken from the Williams News historical archives

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Out of the past: The Johnson Canyon Tunnel

Construction begins on a tunnel and trestles in Johnson Canyon, between Williams and Ash Fork, Arizona.

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Out of the past: A train crash near Williams

A train crash near Williams on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.

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piece of the past: Williams hero visits Whiteman Air Force, sees ‘completely different’ type of bomber

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — After spending most of his life on military bomber airplanes, 96-year-old Walter Olmsted Jr. of Williams, Arizona, recently got his first up-close look at the Air Force’s youngest bomber: the B-2 Spirit.

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Out of the past: Williams builds its first school

According to the minutes of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors in late 1892, a special election was held to determine if bonds should be issued to provide funds for a new school.

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Out of the past: The Grand Hotel in the early 1900s

Jack Otter is photographed in front of the Grand Canyon Hotel in the early 1900s.

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This month in Williams history: August 2, 1918

This month in Williams history August 2, 1918

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Out of the past: A gathering at the Catholic Church in Williams

A group of people in front of the Catholic Church in Williams.

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Out of the past: Williams' World Famous Sultana Bar

The interior of the World Famous Sultana Bar in Williams.

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Out of the past: 1940s Williams parade

Out of the past: 1940s Williams parade

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Out of the past: Williams High School drummetts

Williams High School drummetts Norma McDowell, Rosemary Grace, Janelle Owens, Sandra Schnell and Harriet Wilson.

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Out of the past: Williams in the 1950s

Vehicles line Route 66 through Williams in the mid 1950s. Below: A golfer lines up to putt on the green at Elephant Rocks Golf Course in the 1950s.

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Williams aviation history part V: The significance of H.A. Clark to Williams aviation

Despite the excitement when Webber Field was dedicated in Williams in 1925, the following years saw the deterioration of the airfield.

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Out of the past: 1930s sunbathers at Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks are a geologic feature consisting of about a half dozen basalt boulders spread out in a small area that resemble elephants and are located at the present day Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams.

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Out of the past: Williams in the 1920s

A family stands in front of their car in Williams in the 1920s.

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Out of the past: Children during the 1920s

Children wait for their picture to be taken during a winter snowstorm in Williams in the 1920s.

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Aviation aviation history part III: Williams airstrip used by famed Grand Canyon aviator

The year 1921 stands unique in the history of United States aeronautics. World War I had just ended, and a stimulus of popular curiosity emerged regarding the aircraft that essentially won the war.

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Williams aviation history Part II: Where was the Spirit of St. Louis?

When Charles Lindbergh landed at Webber Field in Williams in April 1928, dozens of residents came out to witness the landing, including local resident E.O. Messimer.

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