Aerial view of "The Fry Recreation Center" known to the Ft. Huachuca soldiers as the Green Top. This 1949 image shows the green dome, which was covered with green asphalt roofing and also shows the Green Top Apts. The left of the photo is the Military Inn and the far right is Finley Tourist Cabins and Trailer Court. Courtesy Virginia Sherbundy Rogers/Henry Hauser Museum.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fry Army Recreation Center dedicated on March 27, 1943.....

 .....a silent partner and contributor for the rec center, Heavy Weight Champion Joe Louis Barrow  made an appearance for the dedication. Photos courtesy April 3, 1943 Bisbee Daily Review.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


    Close up view of the Fry Recreation Center, left, shows just how big the "dome" actually was in comparison to  the larger vehicles (buses) that were parked at the Green Top. The GT Apartment building is on the right. Henry Hauser Museum photo.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

1943 Fry, AZ

Aerial view of Fry, AZ shows a rare image, a little blurry, of the new Fry Recreation Center aka The Green Top. Courtesy Henry Hauser Museum.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Early 60s...

Neighborhood kids pose, with their books they received in Bible Study, in the backyard of Willie Mae Williams' (back row, with glasses) home on 10 W. Whitton St.. Courtesy The Bellantoni Family.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sue & Herbs September 1958

                       Gateway Times article.

YWCA March 1960

                     .....was located on Kayetan Dr. where the Pepsi warehouse is today. 
                      Gateway Times article.

YWCA February 1962

                   Gateway Times article.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

1943 Fort Huachuca..... of the New Cantonment Area on the east side of post. Fourteenth St. is now known as Brainard Rd. Outside the main gate (Fry gate) was the overland bus depot at the Canteen, a package liquor store that Paul Wolfe and Fred Whitton built in 1942. In 1944 Clarence Sherbunby bought the business from Mr. Whiiton and  became Sherbundy's Canteen Drug store. The map also shows the Gate Theater, the NCO building and The Fry Rec Center, better known as The Green Top. Courtesy Fort Huachuca Historical Museum.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

200 North Ave. .... photo church members break ground for the First Baptist Church of Fry, Arizona on February 27, 1955. The church was built soon after. Courtesy First Baptist Church.

Now.... is The Pantano Christian Church.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


...lunch time at (the old) Buena High School. Yearbook photo.