Sierra Vista, Arizona History
This is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by William E. Scott that measured 50 inches by 113 inches. Mr. Scott was the artist who painted the same image as a 120 foot mural with the same theme "New Peace With Victory" inside the Fry Army Recreation Center, also known as The Green Top. The GT was dedicated on March 27, 1943. Image provided by David Simpson.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
.... that was built and ran by John Bonet from Bisbee, AZ. The first broadcast was July 30, 1957 as a daytime only station with a power of 1000 watts from their studio on 700 N. Carmichael Ave. The last three of the call letters stood for: H-istorical; F-ort; H-uachuca. On September 5, 1962 the studio moved to their transmitting site, 2300 E. Busby Dr. John Meadors bought the vacated building and opened Meadors Grocery on September 19, 1963. KHFH changed their call letters to KTAN on September 28, 1973. The bottom photo taken in 1968.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
1) Carmichael Ave to honor Margaret and Bill Carmichael.
2) Fry Blvd to honor Erwin Fry and his pioneer family.
3) Keating St. in honor of Paul Keating, the third mayor of Sierra Vista, 1961-65.
4) Jean Randle Way in recognition of Jean Randle, the first woman elected as mayor of Sierra Vista by the public, served from 1983-87.
5) Sherbundy Street for Clarence and Margaret Sherbundy. Mr. Sherbundy was Sierra Vista's first police chief.
6) Steffen St. in honor of Rudolph Steffen, Sierra Vista's first mayor.
7) Lenzner Ave to honor General Emil Lenzner, who became Fort Huachuca's post commander two weeks after reactivation on Febraury 1,1954.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
.......was located on the corner of Fry Blvd and Carmichael Ave. the current location of the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. Left image circa 1970. Right, August 1955 image shows the MI's seven foot wall to hold their dances under the stars. Courtesy The Bellantoni Family.
Menu obtained by David Simpson from a man who's name is Les, who lives and works in Tombstone. Les was working at the MI and left when he joined the Army in 1966. Les also donated a copy of this menu to the SV Henry Hauser Museum.
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335 N. Garden Ave. is aka the Daisy Mae's Steak House building.
433 E. Fry Blvd. directly west of La Casita Restaurant.
264 W. Fry Blvd. was in The El Rancho Shopping Center.
316 E. Fry Blvd. is where Sparks Furniture is now.
96 S. Carmichael Ave. the now location of Sierra Vista Food Co-op.