Hidden History of Prescott

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Prescott, known as the “First Capital of Arizona Territory,” has a history rife with colorful characters and notable events. The growing town included members of the Yavapai Tribe, early inhabitants whose reservation was established in 1935, and Chinese immigrants, who were rumored to have built an entire network of underground tunnels. Fraternal organizations and secret societies sought to wield influence over the community, including the Masons, who held their first meeting in 1865. Explore the origins of the controversial Smoki People and the rise and fall of the Prescott Rifles, a short-lived vigilante group. Join author and historian Parker Anderson as he delves into the fascinating past of this unique town.
ISBN: 9781467146807
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: Hidden History
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Parker Anderson is an Arizona native and a recognized historian in Prescott. He has authored the books Elks Opera House (with Elisabeth Ruffner), Cemeteries of Yavapai County, Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery, Wicked Prescott, Haunted Prescott (with Darlene Wilson) and Arizona Gold Gangster: Charles P. Stanton, as well as two self-published books, Story of a Hanged Man and The World Beyond. He also authored a number of Arizona-themed history plays for Blue Rose Theater in Prescott.
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