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Douglas history revisited in new local book
By Staff Writer   - 02/09/2009

Douglas Dispatch

With more than 200 vintage photos, the history of Douglas is revealed in a new book from local author Cindy Hayostek. “Douglas” presents an interesting look at the 100- year history of this community, dominated by two smelters- the Copper Queen and the Calument and Arizona.“Douglas” features photographs donated by the Cochise County Historical Society, Douglas Historical Society and private collections.

Join the author for a book signing on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas Art Association,625 E. 10th St. Douglas.

The author hopes “Douglas readers who live in the community or grew up here will find some tibdit of unknown history, and photos that will make them feel nostalgic.”

Highlights of the book are:

• Home to famous composers and their music including Stan Jones and “Ghost Riders in the Sky”, and Leonardo Yanez and “El Moro de Cumpas”

• The site of aviation firsts, including first aircraft in Arizona, first international airport in Americans, and routes for the Power Puff Derby, first passenger services, and first federal airmail service.

• Douglas was on Arizona’s first hard-surfaced highway and was site of the first U.S. Motel.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Cindy Hayostek is a lifelong resident of Douglas.

She credits the stories her father, John H. Davis Jr., told her about the times and people he know while growing up in Douglas as one reason for her interest in history.

In between those two graduations, Hayostek wrote and edited for a small daily newspaper, a trade magazine, and The Cochise Quarterly, a publication of the Cochise County Historical Society.




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