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  • Copyright: 2009-09-30
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Founded in 1880, Willcox became a major supply center for the military posts, the booming mining towns, and the huge cattle ranches in the surrounding area. Willcox is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges that are just a short trip, and yet a world away, from Tucson. Many historic buildings have been preserved and are now museums and stores, including the original Southern Pacific train depot and the oldest store in Arizona to remain in its original building. The high desert country of Sulphur Springs Valley attracts thousands of rare Sandhill Cranes, which draws birders to the Wings Over Willcox event every January. October brings the annual Rex Allen Days that honor one of Willcox's native sons and last of the silver-screen cowboys. The Old West still lives here through tales of Apache Indians, train robberies, and shootings-Warren Earp was killed at Willcox's Headquarters Saloon. Perhaps the area is most known, though, for its friendliness and Western hospitality.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
A New Town on the Tracksp. 9
The Law and the Lawlessp. 25
Cowboys and the Cattle Capitalp. 37
Doctors and Dentistsp. 45
Willcox Incorporatesp. 55
Schools and Churchesp. 63
Service Clubs and Organisationsp. 79
The 1920s and 1930sp. 89
The 1940s and 1950sp. 103
Willcox Todayp. 121
About Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Societyp. 126
About the Authorsp. 126
Bibliographyp. 127
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