Sunday, February 19, 2012

John Slaughter on Main Street, Bisbee, Az

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paint can pinhole camera, 2 1/2 minute exposure, paper negative, developed in Caffenol C

John Slaughter undoubtedly looked better when he was living- because at least then he had his head! Oh well- when you don't have a viewfinder, you sometimes don't get ''em all aimed just right. (-:

Here is the life-sized historic photo of Mr. Slaughter on Main Street in Old Bisbee, Arizona, where he is on display this month, as part of the Cochise County History On The Move centennial project. My son is keeping him company on the bench to the left..

John Slaughter was born and raised in Texas, and was a Texas Ranger before relocating to Arizona in 1877. He carried a sawed-off shotgun which he called "the equalizer", and is credited for bringing much law and order to the wild Arizona Territory. He was the 4th Cochise County Sheriff, beginning with his election in 1886.

Mr. Slaughter was also a rancher on his beautiful San Bernardino Ranch near Douglas, Az. (iti s now a historical landmark, and we have enjoyed visiting it several times) He was also key in establishing the community of Douglas.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed how the city of Bisbee set up the History On The Move display- as they placed each figure somewhere along Main Street. Finding each figure is like discovering items on a treasure hunt! What fun!

As for John Slaughter's head- I'll try my best to capture it at the next location of the History On The Move Display. (-:

Thomas Jonathan Jeffords at Atalanta's Book Store, Main Street, Bisbee, Az

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picassocam pinhole camera, 2 1/2 minute exposure, paper negative, developed in Caffenol C

Thomas Jonathan Jeffords, toting his trusty iron, in front of Atalanta's in 2012???? I hope I fooled you! (-:

This is actually a life-sized historic photo of Mr. Jeffords, affixed in front of the store, with his biographical information. It is part of the Cochise County History On The Move Project- a display to celebrate some of Cochise County's early influential individuals.

Mr. Jeffords is known to have earned the friendship of Cochise, the last free leader of the Chiricauhua Apache.

It is noted that the talks between Jeffords and Cochise helped to secure a peace treaty in the area in the late 1870s.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed how the city of Bisbee set up the History On The Move display- as they placed each figure somewhere along Main Street. Finding each figure is like discovering items on a treasure hunt! What fun!

image made February 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lorna Lockwood- in the flesh??!!??

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homemade "picassocam" pinhole camera, paper negative, developed in caffenol C

Hello Everyone! It's good to see you again!

Everything is fine, it's just that children grow up, and keep you busier as they get older!

The state of Arizona turns 100 years old in 2012, and the centennial projects and celebrations abound around here! The Cochise County History On The Move Display is one such centennial project.

This project features life-sized (or nearly so) rigid historic photographs of folks who paved the way in Cochise County, Arizona's early years. The display will travel around to different locations throughout the year.

Here is one photo-tribute: her name is Lorna Lockwood, and she lived from 1903-1977. She was Arizona's first female chief justice in a state supreme court, serving in the position in two terms.

Did I fool you into thinking this is the real Lorna Lockwood? It's actually her life-sized black and white photo, set against the backdrop of Cochise College- Sierra Vista campus. (-:

image made January 30, 2012

I hope to capture the many other honored folks in this display as it travels around the county this year.