Painting progress at the Mammoth Historical Society

This last Friday (9/19/14) Diana Stirling, Richard Baeza, and Walter Jones went down to the Mammoth Historical Society and continued to paint the inside of the building. We all had fun, and if you’d like to have fun with us, we’ll be painting again this coming Friday (9/26/14) at 8AM. Come on down and see who we are and what we are all about and get involved in your community!

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Old Stamp Mill Items Found!

Richard Colvin recently unearthed some items from the old stamp mill, which used to be located on the San Pedro River in Mammoth.

Mr. Colvin’s property is on the old stamp mill site. While doing some excavation for improvements on the property, he dug up a variety of buckets, pump housings, and gears.

stamp mill items scattered on the groundOf particular interest is the bucket and length of cable. This is apparently part of the conveyor system that ran from the mine up on the hill down to the mill. 

stamp mill bucket

The bucket was built by the Trenton Iron Works, which, according to the Historic Marker Database, operated from 1847 to 1867. 

manufacturer's seal on stamp mill bucket

Recognizing the importance of the stamp mill in Mammoth history, Mr. Colvin contacted the Mammoth Historical Society and offered to donate some of these items. Some duplicate items were donated to the Oracle Historical Society.

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Thank you so much for you contribution to the preservation of Mammoth history, Mr. Colvin.

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Annual Report 2011

Mammoth Historical Society 2011 Annual Report

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Hot Dogs and Cool Times

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Hot Dogs and Refreshments

The Mammoth Historical Society is hosting a gathering 6 November at 1:00 PM on the patio of the Mammoth Library, free hot dogs and refreshments. Come join us and find what we are about. Share information with MHS about the history and sites of Mammoth and consider a membership.

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George Smalley picnics along the San Pedro River

Famous newspaper writer George Smalley and his wife, affectionately called Vieja, encountered highway bandits while picnicing near Mammoth beside the San Pedro River. The couple were prepared, but were not accosted.

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Charles Cushman Collection has photos of Mammoth!

Take a look at the four photos in this collection. Do you know any of these people or places? If you do, please leave a comment.

http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/results/result.do?action=browse&query=state%3A%22Arizona%22+AND+city%3A%22Mammoth%22

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