SUSANNAH CARNEY and BRUCE CARL ERTMANN Every day Particular
100 years in the past
1922: With the daybreak of a brand new yr, Flagstaff appears to be like to the longer term with boundless optimism and confidence. Flagstaff has by no means loved a real growth, as that phrase is usually used, however the regular progress from yr to yr locations us ready to be envied by different cities in northern Arizona and, in in actual fact, your entire state. Our progress is sluggish and regular. Yearly sees quite a lot of new residences, renovations, expansions, and development of companies, homes, paved roads, and the overall enchancment of town and its look. Within the coming yr we will see the identical program carried out right here with in all probability extra development than in any yr previous, for the longer term appears to be like very vivid with a basic revival of enterprise in each line.
The invention of bedrock within the Colorado River at Glen Canyon at a depth of 67 ft nearly ensured the development there of a giant dam and reservoir for energy and irrigation functions. Such work means lots to Flagstaff. Highway enhancements are continuing at a superb tempo. The intense mileage of the roads on this county in comparison with the taxable property has all the time been an issue on this matter, however we’re regularly overcoming the issue. Within the coming yr, we’ll see continued progress in the best way of excellent roads. Whereas there may be nothing to be seen on the map at the moment concerning a brand new lodge for Flagstaff, there isn’t a doubt that will probably be however a short while till the expansion and significance of this level will deliver what’s extra these of us in want. at the moment. The smart individuals of Flagstaff, the individuals who have lived right here for a few years and watched our progress yearly, predicted many issues for the close to future, and plenty of of them took snaps of actual property in residential properties, assured doubtless about the way forward for our small metropolis.
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75 years in the past
1947: A break-in at a service station on the east fringe of Flagstaff and an obvious break-in at a second on the west edge are presently being investigated by the Sheriff’s Workplace. Georgelin’s station on Nickerson’s courtroom 2 miles east of town was entered someday throughout the night time and the tire taken, in keeping with a report acquired by the Sheriff’s Workplace. Kuhn and Preston’s station, on the western entrance to town, was the second of the 2 to obtain consideration from fraudsters. Station operators discovered a pane of glass in one of many station’s doorways damaged, however the thieves had been unable to open the door and stopped.
A Christmas social gathering, which is able to embody transferring footage and the distribution of candies, apples, and oranges, will probably be held on the Armory on Tuesday night for all Flagstaff youth enrolled in grade. one to 6 in any faculty. The hosts are native veteran teams, together with the Purple Coronary heart, whose members first began a Christmas social gathering for younger individuals final yr, the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of International Wars and the American Legion. The social gathering will start promptly at 7. It’s estimated that there are near 1,000 eligible youth in Flagstaff to attend this free social gathering.
50 years in the past
1972: Gadgets are being hunted for the sixth annual Audubon Christmas fowl rely to be held Dec. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to five p.m. at an space inside a 15-mile radius of Mount Elden in Flagstaff.
“Final yr we counted a report variety of species — 46 — and we must be forward this time,” stated Russell Baldo, ornithologist at Northern Arizona College.
This yr is predicted to be a superb yr for northern wintering birds in Flagstaff. Baldo and Dr. John Hildebrand, a Flagstaff doctor and surgeon, coordinators of the Audubon rely within the Flagstaff space and is once more in search of skilled fowl watchers to function volunteer census takers. There have been a complete of 14 volunteers final yr — greater than any earlier rely. Guardians work in teams. Individuals within the Flagstaff space concerned with collaborating within the Dec. 29 census ought to contact Baldo at 774-5494 for full info and directions. The outcomes of the Flagstaff census, in addition to counts from greater than 300 different native areas throughout the nation, will probably be revealed within the April concern of American Birds.
State narcotics brokers seized greater than $6,000 price of medicine and arrested three Northern Arizona College college students after a search Tuesday of their Flagstaff residences. The three had been charged with possession and possession on the market of 45 kilos of marijuana and peyote. Two others are wished in reference to the case. Authorities reported that Division of Public security officers, assisted by officers from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Flagstaff Police Division and the deputy county lawyer, searched twenty second St. residences underneath a warrant approved by Superior Court docket Decide Laurence T. Wren.
25 years in the past
1997: Arizona Public Service held a groundbreaking celebration Friday for Arizona’s first business solar energy plant. The general public is invited to the celebration, which is able to embody displays by Mayor Chris Bavasi and different officers. This system will start with excursions of the APS Flagstaff solar energy plant, positioned at 2250 E. Huntington Drive. It’s one block south of Route 66, east of Enterprise Drive and subsequent to the Vacation Inn. That is the testing floor for the statewide program that APS is beginning. APS selected Flagstaff for testing as a result of individuals right here assist a clear atmosphere. Greater than 450 Flagstaff residents have signed up for photo voltaic power.
All occasions are taken from problems with the Arizona Every day Solar and its predecessors, the Coconino Weekly Solar and the Coconino Solar.