Pacific Coast Business Directory

Arizona Territory Gazetteer

Agua Fria Valley, Yavapai County, P O
Matt Dennis J, postmaster

Antelope Creek, Yavapai County
Wilson George H, general merchandise

Apache, Yavapai County, P O 210 miles south east of Prescott
Harlow C E, postmaster, and general merchandise

Apache Pass, Pima County, 100 miles east of Tucson
Tally, Ochoa & Company general merchandise

Arizona City, Yuma County, (See Yuma)

Aubrey, Mohave County, P O
Mayne Leo, postmaster

Beale Springs, Mohave County, P O
Bettel A Rev. clergyman (Cayote Holes)
Jones A. T., liquor saloon
Pletz Charles, assayer (Sherman)
Ralph Jacob, postmaster, and blacksmith
Sherman B, lumber manufacturer (Sherman)

Bradshaw, Yavapai County, P O 40 miles south of Prescott
Sheekells Noah C, postmaster

Camp Alexander, Mohave County, P O address, Hardyville, 30 miles west of Cerbat
Harper Jesse, hotel

Camp Bowie, Pima County, P O 110 miles east of Tucson, is a strong military post in the once dreaded Apache Pass, and within the Chiricahua Indian Reservation, the Agency being twelve miles south of the Camp. This post is on a high plateau at the base of the Chiricahua range of mountains, and on the eastern border of Sulphur Spring Valley, having an elevation of 4,862 feet above the sea, in latitude 32° 40', and longitude 100° 30' west from Greenwich. The climate is very healthful and pleasant, the most extreme heats of summer seldom exceeding 100°, nor the winters cold below 20° of Fahrenheit. The neighboring Sulphur Spring Valley is one of the most important and valuable of Arizona, being over 100 miles in length and from 10 to 30 miles in width, of fertile soil and well-watered, and before the merciless, Apache commenced his depredations was the seat of many prosperous ranches, and the range of countless herds of cattle. The bordering mountains are seamed with veins of metaliferous ores, some of which have been worked in former times, but all this rich country, as large as a New England State, the best of Arizona, is condemned to a suite of wilderness and desolation at the demand of a few hundred barbarous and untamable Apaches, and in obedience to the temporizing policy of mistaken generosity on the part of the United States Government. The Chiricahua Reservation embraces an area of about 10,000 square miles of mineral-bearing mountain range and fertile valleys, rendered desolate by the Indians, and enriched by the blood of many peaceful settlers and travelers who have fallen victims to the most wily and blood-thirsty savages that ever devastated the homes of our frontier settlers.
Tully, Ochoa & Company general merchandise

Camp Grant, Pima County, P O 50 miles northeast of Tucson
Buck Warner, postmaster
Snider, Buck & Company general merchandise

Camp McDowell, Maricopa County, (See McDowell)

Camp Mohave, Mohave County, (See Mohave City)

Camp Verde, Yavapai County, P O 55 miles east of Prescott
Head William, postmaster, general merchandise

Cerbat, Mohave County, P O and County seat, 650 miles, via the Colorado River, northwest of Tucson, and thirty miles east of the river. This is a new town in the Hualapai mining district. The region is quite elevated, and the climate is much pleasanter than in the parched and sweltering valley of the Colorado. Good grazing is found in the neighborhood, the galletta grass growing in bunches over the hills and valleys in sufficient quantities to afford nutritious pasturage for large herds of cattle. The town is small and awaits the development of the mines to declare its importance.

Barry John, liquor saloon
Blakeley W G, attorney at law
Brown Charles, restaurant
Canty D J, general merchandise
Cody John, liquor saloon
Cory William, postmaster
Cory & Potts, general merchandise, and drugs and medicines
Langley W A, physician, and assayer
Lesesne Joseph, physician
McDaniel -, attorney at law
McLeod F, blacksmith
Murphy John M, attorney at law
Reeso E L, physician

Chloride, Mohave County, 16 miles north of Cerbat
Buckley John, blacksmith
Riggs W. L., butcher

Clifton, Pima County, P O
Bennett Cornelius, postmaster

Colorado Reserve, P O address, Parker
Salt J 11, general merchandise

Crittenden, Pima County, P O
Hughes Thomas, postmaster

Defiance, Yavapai County, P O
Amy William E M, postmaster

East Phoenix, Maricopa County, P O 3 miles e of Phoenix
Hel lings Edward E, postmaster
Hellings W B & Company flour manufacturers
Hellings William B, blacksmith

Ehrenburg, Yuma County, P O 175 miles north of Yuma, on the east bank of the Colorado River, 330 miles from its mouth, The town is at the crossing of the river on the road from Los Angeles, also at a good steamboat landing, giving it some advantages. In trade, and as a storing place of goods destined for the interior. The surrounding country is desolate and uninviting, and in the summer the heat is extreme. Mineral City and Olive City are names of adjoining localities, but are "cities" without inhabitants.
Barney James M & Company general merchandise
Castanida J. M., general merchandise
Fisher M, postmaster
Goldwater J & Bro, general merchandise, forwarding, and commission
Goodman T J, hotel
Graf Leopold, blacksmith, and wagon maker
Metz Gallus, carriage maker, and trimmer
Meyers J H, liquor saloon
Moreno Guillermo, butcher
Noli Juan, baker
Salcido Pedro, liquor saloon
Starke F J, stage agent
Tattle J B, general merchandise

Florence, Pima County, P O, 80 miles north west of Tucson, is on the Gila River, well situated for trade, and is one of the principal towns in the Territory. Here is a U. S. Land Office, a fine public school and other institutions of civilization and progress.
Brody F K, flour manufacturer
Collingwood Joseph, postmaster, and stage agent
De Prey Louis, liquor saloon
Devine John, liquor saloon
Elliott William, hotel
Fish E N. & Company general merchandise
Griffin Frank M, blacksmith

Fort Mohave, 40 miles east of Cerbat, is on the east bank of the Colorado, about 500 miles from its mouth, and opposite the boundary line separating the States of California and Nevada. The Fort was established several years previous to the organization of the Territory, and was a post of much importance. The Mohave City, ten or twelve miles above, Ls abandoned. The recent mineral discoveries in the Cerbat Mountains, some 30 miles east, have given the section renewed importance. Here, also, is a ferry connecting with the road via the Mohave River, in California, with Los Angeles and the sea coast at Wilmington, some 300 miles distant.

Port Whipple, Yavapai County, P O address, Prescott, 1 mile north of Prescott
Bowers & Richards, general merchandise

Gila Bend, Pima County.
Decker Albert, postmaster

Goodwin, Pima County, P O.
McWilliams Thomas, postmaster

Hardyville, Mohave County, P O, 34 miles west of Cerbat
Hardy M, postmaster, general merchandise, and forwarding agent
Randall & Davis, general merchandise

Hayden's Perry, Maricopa County, P O 10 miles south east of Phoenix
Clark Henry W, postmaster
Hayden Charles T, general merchandise, and flour manufacturer
Hughes George W, liquor saloon

Kirkland Valley, Yavapai County, P O 40 miles west of Prescott
Beach Charles W, postmaster

La Paz, Yuma County, P O, 103 miles north of Yuma, is on the mail route from San Bernardino, California, to Prescott; also on route from Yuma to Fort Mohave. It was formerly the county seat and a place of considerable trade. At present it is of little importance, the business having been removed to the town of Ehrenburg, about seven miles south. Shear Benjamin H, postmaster, and post trader.

Maricopa County. Organized in 1871. Bounded north by Yavapai, east by the Territory of New Mexico, south by Pima, and west by Yuma. Area, 15,000 square miles. County seat. Phoenix. Salt River, or Rio Salado, runs southerly through the center of the county, its valley being one of the largest and most fertile in the Territory. The Salado enters the Gila and is a rapid and beautiful stream, affording irrigation for an extensive tract of land, and giving, at Mill City, power for the largest flouring mill in Arizona. In this fine valley are the principal settlements of the county, the inhabitants claiming that it is a veritable paradise, the climate being always pleasant, unusual health prevailing, and the soil producing prolific crops of cereals, vegetables, grasses and fruits of every variety. In 1874 between eight and ten million bushels of wheat were grown, and large quantities of grapes, peaches, strawberries, sweet potatoes, melons, etc. Cotton is cultivated and grows well. Up to the present agriculture is the chief interest, but mines have been discovered, and gold, silver and copper will undoubtedly be added to the products of the county.

Officers: J. T. Alsap. Probate Judge, and Superintendent Public Schools; C. F. Cate, Clerk; W. A. Hancock, District Attorney and Surveyor; George E. Mowry, Sheriff, Tax Collector and Assessor; J. A. Parker, Recorder; J. W. Owens, Treasurer; N. Sharp, Coroner and Public Administrator.

Maricopa Wells, Pima County, P O 100 miles north west of Tucson
Colton Ford, wheelwright
Moore M J Mrs., postmistress
Moore & Carr, general merchandise, and agents Salt River Flour Mill
Trout Michael, blacksmith

Maryville, Maricopa County, 22 miles west of Phoenix
Whitelow Charles, hotel
Wilson T J, general merchandise

McDowell, Maricopa County, P O 30 miles north e of Phoenix
Shaw Frank A, postmaster
Smith John, general merchandise

Mineral Park, Mohave County, P O 5 miles north west of Cerbat
Baker A G, blacksmith
Breon & Spear, general merchandise
Carver W D, physician
Davis A E, attorney at law
Davis & Randall, general merchandise
Doling John, liquor saloon
Funk John, butcher
Henning W F, attorney at law
Krider W M, livery and feed stable
Leonard John W, attorney at law
Lesesne Joseph, physician
Randall Alder, postmaster
Romero _____, hotel
Sanders J A, carpenter and builder
Upton R H, carpenter and builder
White & Hayes, liquor saloon

Mohave City, Mohave County, P O 27 miles e of Cerbat, is on the east bank of the Colorado River, 515 miles from its mouth. This was once the county seat, but now possesses little importance.
Atchinson Charles, liquor saloon
Breon Paul, postmaster
Breon & Spear, general merchandise

Mohave County. Organized in 1864. Bounded north by the State of Nevada and Territory of Utah; east by Yavapai; south by Yuma; and west by California and Nevada. Area, 10,320 square miles. County seat, Cerbat. Principal towns: Aubrey City, Beale Springs, Camp Alexander. Chloride, Fort Mohave, Mineral Park, McCracken, and Stockton. The county borders on the Colorado River, which separates it from California and Nevada, and which is navigable for light draft steamers for 170 miles along the county line. The river crosses the county in the northern part, but in a deep canon, forbidding approach to the water. A few localities of small area along the river are susceptible of cultivation, and some elevated valleys in the interior afford good grazing, but generally the entire section embraced in the county is desolate and barren, formed of jagged and nuked rocks, seamed and scarred by precipitous canons, and presenting a surface the most repulsive on the continent. The Hualapai Mining District, embracing the Cerbat range of mountains, about 30 miles east of the Colorado, contains a number of mines of great promise. Cerbat, Chloride, Mineral Park and McCracken, are raining towns which have recently attracted much attention, but the developments are not yet sufficient to establish the certainty of the value claimed by prospectors. On Bill Williams Fork, which forms the southern boundary of the county, are extensive and valuable copper mines, and near Hardyville are very large veins of gold bearing rock. The 35th Parallel Railroad route crosses the county, and when this is constructed, or other good means of access provided, the resources of Mohave County may be developed.

Officers: S. W. Wood. Probate Judge, and Superintendent Public Schools; Caldwell Wright, Clerk and Recorder; W. F. Henning, District Attorney; A. Comstock, Sheriff, Tax Collector, and Assessor; William Cory, Treasurer; R. Gird, Surveyor; E. L. Reese, Coroner; Charles Pletz, Public Administrator.

Monument, Pima County, P O 75 miles south of Tucson
Kitchen Peter, postmaster

Morgan's Ferry, Maricopa County,
Murgan H &. Company general merchandise

Parker, Yuma County, P O 145 miles north of Yuma
Salt John H, postmaster, and general merchandise

Phoenix, Maricopa County, P O and County seat, 120 miles north of Tucson, is pleasantly situated In the valley of Salt River, 25 miles north of its junction with the Gila. The surrounding country being very productive, has attracted quite a large and prosperous population, the village of Phoenix having over 500 inhabitants. The Territorial Penitentiary has been located here, although no prison buildings have yet been erected. A school house has been built at which a free school is kept and the Methodists hold religious services. Stores, saloons, hotels, livery stable, and machine shops are among the business establishments of the town. Four miles distant is Mill City, where is the largest Hour mill in Arizona. Six miles below, on the river, another school district has been organized and house built, where a free school is taught.

Alsap J T, attorney at law
Barnett Block, general merchandise
Burger John, carriage and wagon maker
Catten & Mowry, billiard saloon
Cosgrove Frank, blacksmith
Gardner J J., hotel
George John, hotel
George A Walters, liquor saloon
Goldwater J. & Bro, general merchandise
Hancock W. A, postmaster, and attorney at law
Hull H H, stage agent
Irvine E A. Company drugs, stationery, and varieties
Moniben J D, livery and feed stable
Morgan H & Company general merchandise
Otero Jesus, butcher
Oury J H., attorney at law
Perrazzo Charles, general merchandise
Piersin K K, contractor, and builder
Roberts & Becht, liquor saloon
Romo Clemento, general merchandise
Rush John A, attorney at law
Sayers Harry, liquor saloon
Stearns C W, general merchandise
Thibodo J, physician, drugs and medicines
Whitlow C & Company hotel
Wien John, blacksmith
Wink Theodore, barber
Wormser M, general merchandise

Pima Agency, Pima County, P O
Christ H C, postmaster

Pima County. Organized in 1864. Bounded north by the Gila River, separating it from Maricopa, east by the Territory of New Mexico, south by the Mexican State of Sonora, and west by Yuma. Area, 20,000 square miles. County seat, Tucson. Principal towns: Arivaca, Camp Bowie, Florence, Pueblo Viejo, Patagonia, Sacaton, Sanford, Santa Rita. Santa Rosa. San Pedro, San Xavier and Tubac. The county comprises a large area south of the Gila River, and of so different a character from other sections of the United States that it is difficult to estimate its comparative value, there is a section of the Pacific Ocean called by navigators "The Doldrums," surrounded by different climates and systems of winds, and in such a position is Southern Arizona. The valley of the Gila has the appearance of a sandy waste, but where irrigated produces abundantly of every cereal and plant of the semitropical climate. In the southern portion are many fine valleys, once occupied and highly cultivated, but subsequently rendered desolate by the inroads of the Apache Indians. It contains a large extent of superior grazing lands, the nutritious gramma grass in certain sections covering both hill and plain, and is very favorable for stock-raising, but the hostile savages forbid every enterprise of the kind. Valuable mines of gold, silver, lead and copper exist, and have been extensively worked. Among the most celebrated are the Patagonia, or Mowry mine; the Colorado, or Heintzelman mine; the Santa Rita mines, near Tubac; and the mines once worked by Colonel Stone, now included in the Chiricahua Reservation. Recent discoveries of mines in Silver Mountain and Sacaton districts, from 40 to 50 miles west of Tucson, and in Montezuma, iio miles southwest, give promise of great importance. There can be no question but that the county possesses resources of the grandest character, both mineral and agricultural; and when means of communication are perfected, development will follow, and the section will rise into importance. The Pima, Maricopa, Papago and Yaqui Indians are the aboriginal possessors of the soil, and are a semi-civilized and peaceable people.

Officers: W. J. Osborn, Probate Judge and Superintendent of Public Schools; S. W. Carpenter, Clerk and Recorder; Briggs Goodrich, District Attorney; W. S. Owry, Sheriff; R. N. Leatherwood, Treasurer, Tax Collector and Assessor; Horace B. Smith, Public Administrator and Coroner.

Prescott, Yavapai County, P O and County seat, 204 miles northwest of Tucson, is in the central part of Arizona, and was formerly the capital. It was located with the organization of the Territory in 1864, and is in the midst of the finest section of the country. This is in an elevated region of some 6,000 feet of altitude, with rich mines, fertile soil, and noble forests of pine surrounding it. The valley is bounded on the east by a high range called the Tonto Plateau, having a broad table on its summit fifteen miles wide and over a hundred miles long, and covered with pine trees. West of the Valley is the Sierra Prieta, a bold range sixty miles in length, covered with excellent timber and rich in minerals. Prescott Is well built, having a number of tine brick business houses, and has a public park of four acres in extent in the center of the town, well laid out in drives and walks, und embowered in trees, a pleasant resort of the citizens and of the officers and ladies of the neighboring post of Camp Whipple. This post, situated one mile from the village, is the headquarters of the military department of Arizona, and one of the most important posts in the Territory. The town has a population of about 1,200, is connected with Tucson and San Diego by telegraph, has a pleasant and healthful climate, and possesses the elements of substantial prosperity to be developed with the growth of the country. One newspaper, the Arizona Miner, is published weekly.

Arizona A Miner, T J Butler, proprietor
Armstrong Bart H, house, sign and carriage painter
Asher H & Company, general merchandise
Barnard G W & Company, restaurant, and liquor saloon
Burstow F O, dentist
Bashford L & Company, general merchandise
Bigelow H A, liquor saloon
Brecht Frederick G, blacksmith, and wagon maker
Brook & Linn, livery and feed stable
Brooks & Frederick, tin smiths
Buffum William M, general merchandise
Butler T J, proprietor Arizona Miner
Campbell John G, general merchandise, and tinsmith
Cartter H H, attorney at law, and conveyancer
Clough A S, lime manufacturer
Cornell Gideon, agent Salt River Flour Mill
Cram & Utes, groceries, and varieties
Curtis G W, lumber manufacturer
Davis John, barber
Davis, Mee & Sines, contractors and builders
Day Warren E, physician
Dickerson Charles, shoe maker
Edwards T L, restaurant
Elliott D, cabinet maker
Empey P S, stage agent
Felipe Dona, liquor saloon
Fisher J L, auctioneer, real estate agent, and commission merchant
Fleury H W, attorney at law
Flores J, silversmith
Garrett & Alexander, liquor saloon
Giles James S, postmaster
Hargrave J P, attorney at law
Hathaway G, butcher
Hathaway & Walker, livery stable
Hatz Daniel, hotel, and bakery
Head C P & Company, general merchandise
Hemphill & Carlton, blacksmiths, wagon makers, and carriage painters
Howard John, attorney at law
Howe J W, blacksmith, and wagon maker
Hutchinson & Thorne, liquor saloon
Jackson & Tompkins, liquor saloon
Jewell L B, watch maker, jeweler, and assayer
Kelly & Stephens, news agent, books, stationery, etc
Kendall George D, physician, and druggist
Kerr J, wagon maker
Leonard John, liquor saloon
Lount & Ruff, contractors and builders
Luke C A & Company, liquor and billiard saloon
McCandless J N, physician, and druggist
McDaniel K H, attorney at law
McKenna William, photographer
Moeller A L, liquor and billiard saloon
Noyes A O, lumber manufacturer
Otis James, attorney at law
Otto Theodore, barber
Purcella & Laissillow, general merchandise
Raible John, brewery, and liquor saloon
Rodenburg & Foster, brewery
Rogers C T & Company, butchers
Ross, Mitchell & Gardner, lumber manufacturers, livery stable, blacksmiths, and wagon makers
Rush John A, attorney at law
Victor G, restaurant, and bakery
Weaver Benjamin H, general merchandise
Weber & Horn, bakery, and restaurant
Wells, Edward W, attorney at law
Whitehead Thomas, restaurant
Wiley & Casey, lumber manufacturers
Williams Frederick, liquor saloon
Williscraft & Company, photographers
Wilson William, contractor

San Pedro, Pima County, 55 miles east of Tucson
Hand Frederick, painter
Hanshaw D T, stock dealer
Ohnesorgen William, carpenter and joiner
Ohnesorgen & Eland, station keepers

San Xavier del Bac, Pima County, 9 miles south of Tucson, is distinguished for its church, an ancient structure, in the Moorish order of architecture, built by the missionaries of the last century, and appearing grand in comparison to the wildness of the region and the meanness of the neighboring buildings, excites the enthusiasm of the traveler. The walls are very strongly built of brick, and it is surmounted by a dome and two square towers, or belfreys. In the church are numerous images of carved work and painting executed by the builders, and still in a good state of preservation. The village la chiefly occupied by Papago Indians, devout Catholics, who have been taught their religion, and half civilized by the early missionaries who penetrated this section. These Indians regard the church with deep veneration and protect it with care.

Sanford, Pima County, P 80 miles north west of Tucson
Austin F L & Company, general merchandise
Richard Stephen, postmaster
Richard William & Company, general merchandise

Santa Rita, Pima County, P O address, Tubac, 65 miles south east of Tucson, is the seat of operations of the Sonora Mining Company, an English incorporation organized to re-open the ancient mines of this section.

Boyle William, agent Sonora Mining Co

Sasabi Flat, Pima County, P O 80 miles south west of Tucson
Amardo Manuel, postmaster

Smith's Mill, P O, 95 miles south west of Prescott
Brill Fritz, postmaster
Smith P W, general merchandise

Sonorita Valley, Pima County, P O address, Crittenden
Brown L E, nurseryman

Stafford, Pima County, P O
Baily J E, postmaster

Stantonville, Yavapai County, P O 55 miles south of Prescott, usually known as Antelope Creek, is a place of about 40 inhabitants, on the road between Wickenburg and Prescott. The great Sexton mine is a few miles distant, and gives some trade to the town.
Wilson George H, postmaster

Sulphur Springs, Pima County, P O address, San Pedro
Rogers N M, station keeper

Tres Alamos, Pima County, P 55 miles east of Tucson
Barnett k Block, general merchandise
Berthold Ferdinand, station keeper, and justice of the peace
Montgomery John, postmaster
Smith W A, station keeper, and justice of the peace
Suavez Jesus, blacksmith

Tubac, Pima County, P 52 miles south of Tucson, is in the valley of the Santa Cruz, on the old overland stage road, in the midst of a lovely and fertile agricultural and rich mineral section. This is one of the old towns of Sonora, and became part of the United States by means of "the Gadsden purchase." Formerly it was well built and prosperous, but it has several times been depopulated by the Apaches, the buildings destroyed, and the fields and orchards laid waste. This fine grazing region has recently attracted the attention of stock-growers, and the prospect bids fair for its re-occupation and future prosperity.

Glassman Henry, hotel
Herbres Nicholas, wagon maker
Jones William, liquor saloon
Rickman Alphonse, postmaster
Timpson G, blacksmith
Yerkes Thomas M, general merchandise

Tucson, Pima County, P O and County seat, and capital of the Territory, is situated in the valley of the Santa Cruz River, seventy-five miles south of the Gila, and in a fertile section of country. This is a very old town, having been built and occupied by the Mexicans long before the acquisition of the country by the United States. Under that Government it was occupied as a frontier military post as a defense against the Apaches, who devastated the country about it. The route of travel from the Southern .States to California leads through it, and also the line of communication with the principal towns of Sonora. By the stage road it is 458 miles east of San Diego, and 1,822 from St. Louis, Missouri. Since the subjugation of the Apaches, Tucson has greatly increased in population, and the manner of living and style of architecture correspondingly improved. A census of the inhabitants in 1874, gave the number at 3,500. A public school and church societies are maintained, and the usual mechanic shops and manufacturing industries of such a town flourish. Mines of gold, silver, lead and copper exist in the neighborhood, and these with the trade and travel incident to the locality constitute the principal resources of the town. The population is in great part Mexican and Indian, but society is constantly improving under American laws and influences. One newspaper, the Arizona Citizen, is published weekly.

Allen John D, general merchandise
Archibald John H, general merchandise
Arizona Citizen, Wasson & Brown, proprietors
Barraza Francisco, barber
Bashford Coles, attorney at law
Buchman H, photographer
Carrillo Leopold, general merchandise
Clark J W, attorney at law
Davis & Kelson, stoves and tinware
Drachman S H, general merchandise
Esslinger George, tailor
Farley Hugh, insurance agent
Fish E N & Company, general merchandise, and flour manufacturers
Flanders D P, photographer
Fuller J P, butcher
Gardner Thomas, lumber
Goodrich Briggs, attorney at law
Hancock James A, cabinet maker and carpenter
Handy J C, physician
Howard L. C, attorney at law
Hughes Samuel, assayer
Jacobs L M & Company, general merchandise
Johnston A. F, harness and saddlery
Lazarus P, general merchandise
Levin Z, brewery
Lore & Williams, general merchandise
Mansfield J S, books, stationery, cigars, etc. and news agent.
Marion Stephen G, attorney at law
McCaffry J E, attorney at law
McCarty & Clark, attorney at law
McClellan Thomas, house and sign painter
Meyers Charles H, drugs and medicines
Morrison & Elliott, soda water manufactures
Neugrass J, restaurant
Pomroy Everett B, attorney at law
Osborn William J, notary public and conveyancer
Redrigo Adolph, photographer
Smith H. B, attorney at law
Streeter O H, attorney at law
Summers H B, attorney at law
Titus John, attorney at law
Tully Ochoa & Company, general merchandise
Wasson & Brown, proprietors Arizona Citizen
Welisch Theodore F, millinery and dry goods
White Theodore F, civil engineer and surveyor
Wilbur R. A, physician
Wood E D & Bro, general merchandise
Zeckendorff Bros, general merchandise

Union Pass, Mohave County, 18 miles ____of Cerbat
Packwood A. Mrs., hotel

Walnut Grove, Yavapai County, P O 25 miles south of Prescott
Erning E., blacksmith
Jackson G, hotel
Lamberson A. P. blacksmith
Lamberson T, flour manufacturer
Oswald Jane Miss, postmistress
Wade A., carpenter

Wickenburg, Yavapai County, P O, 84 miles south of Prescott, on the Hassayampa River, 60 miles north of the Gila. The town occupies a pleasant site and is surrounded by a fertile agricultural and grazing section which, with the rich mines of the region constitute a lasting resource. In the vicinity are the Vulture and Great Sexton mines, which have obtained a wide celebrity for their yield of gold. The first was discovered in 1863 by Mr. Henry Wickenburg, in whose honor the town is named. This mine has been worked with great success, although many of the employees have fallen victim to the bloodthirsty Apaches who formerly prowled about the country. Recently these ruthless savages have been subdued and greater prosperity is promised in the future.

California and Arizona Stage Company.
Ferris W H, attorney at law
Grant James & Company, bankers and general merchandise
Hunt W. B., liquor saloon.
Luhrs George, wagon maker
Pearson J. H, physician
Peralta M L, general merchandise
Soult C C, blacksmith
Van Dusen A, hotel and liquors
Wickenburg Henry, postmaster
Youngblood William, liquor saloon and brewery

Williamson's Valley, Yavapai County, P O, 22 miles north of Prescott.
Zimmerman Betty Mrs. postmistress

Yavapai County. Organized in 1864. Bounded north by the Territory of Utah, east by the Territory of New Mexico, south by Maricopa and west by Yuma and Mohave. Area 50,000 square miles. County seat, Prescott. Principal towns, Agua Fria, Bradshaw, Camp Whipple, Kirklands, Camp Verde, Pima, Walnut Grove and Wickenburg. The county comprises about half the entire Territory of Arizona, with great diversity of climate and resources. The central and eastern portions are elevated and contain much land valuable for agricultural, pastoral and mining purposes and abound in game, such as deer, antelope, bear, wild turkeys and other varieties. Surrounding Prescott is an elevated, fertile and well wooded section and some of the richest mines known have been found in it, both in placers and in quartz. The evaluation is generally over 6,000 feet and snow falls to a considerable depth in winter, though not lasting but a few days, unless on the mountain tops. The forest are usually of the largest class of pine trees, which afford abundant building material. The streams of the interior are the Hassayampa, Turkey Creek, Black Canon Creek, Rio San Francisco, Rio Verde, Rio Salinas and others flowing southerly, towards or to the Gila and the Bill Williams, Santa Maria and Colorado Chiquito, flowing northwesterly to the Colorado. Numerous ranges or mountains, generally north and south are in the country, the principal of which are the White and Mogollon Mountains in the east; the Apache, Pinal, Tonto, and San Francisco Mountains in the interior; and the Sierra Preita or Black Mountains, in the western part; their country extending into New Mexico and the Pimas the southern owning Large herds of sheep and cultivating a broad extent of land. These are peculiar tribes of Indians, possessing some distinctions of civilization inherited from the ancient Aztec race, which formerly occupied the country. This great country is in the main undeveloped and awaits its more perfect opening hostile Apaches who infest it. Several tribes of Apaches occupy the country and at times extend their raids into Sonora, but the energetic campaigns against them in the last few years have in a measured subdued them and rendered travel in the country comparatively safe. Other Indians the Hualapais, Wallapais and Yavapais, are branches of the Apaches, but are not such implacable enemies of the Whites and have settled peaceably on the reservations or engaged as laborers.

Officers; William Wilkerson, Clerk and Recorder; Edward W. Wells, District Attorney. Edward F. Bowers, Sheriff, Tax Collector and Assessor; John H. Marion, Treasurer; C. B. Foster, Supervisor; H A. Bigelow, Coroner and Public Administrator.

Yuma, Yuma County, P O. County seat and Incorporated city 273 miles west of Tucson, lies on the left bank of the Colorado, immediately below the junction of the Gila and opposite the old military post of Fort Yuma. The population numbers about 1,300 and property is assessed at about $30,000. The road to the interior of Arizona up the valley of the Gila, to Tucson, New Mexico and overland to the States, has its starting point here, and is an important highway. An extensive trade, reaching far into the interior, centers here and large fortunes have been made by those engaged in it. Small streamers ascend the river, from 500 to 600 miles above and here received the goods which are bought by large vessels to the mouth, in the Gulf of California, 175 miles distant. There being no good harbor at the mouth of the Colorado, Yuma is made the entrepot of an extensive region. The situation gives it great importance, but the immediate surroundings are uninviting, the soil dry and sandy and the summer heats excessive, through general health prevails. Up the Gila some 20 miles is Gila City, where in 1858 very rich gold placers were discovered and although in a dry and barren country, have been worked with some success. There are other mining districts in the neighborhood, as at Castle Dome and Montezuma, some 40 miles up the Colorado, where mines are argentiferous galena are worked with success, gold and copper, as well as silver and lead, being produced. A lime of telegraph connects it with San Diego on the west and with Prescott and other towns in the interior. The Southern Pacific branch of the Central Pacific Railroad is rapidly extending from Los Angeles toward the point and will soon add to its facilities of trade. One newspaper, the Arizona Sentinel, is published weekly.

Alexander Henry N, attorney at law and notary public.
Baker & Costello, general merchandise.
Barney James M & Company, general merchandise.
Berry W. J., attorney at law and proprietor, Arizona Sentinel.
Barteling L. A., watch maker.
Burke William, hotel.
Colorado Commercial and Land Company, Samuel Purcell Jr. agent.
Doter J, blacksmith and wagon maker
Fitzgerald Henry S., postmaster.
Fitzgerald H S & Company, general merchandise
Gant R W, harness and saddlery
Haggee John, restaurant
Horner &. Donaldson, blacksmiths, and wagon makers
Hughes F, liquors
Jones B D, liquor saloon
Knight George, bakery
Lander C H, tailor
Larkin W R, general merchandise
Lorette A, general merchandise
Lyons & Levy, general merchandise
Martin George, drugs and medicines
McLane Smelting Works,
George D Nagle, superintendent
Miller William P, attorney at law
Neahr David, general merchandise
Pesquiera & Lastra, tinsmiths
Pulfer William, blacksmith, and wagon maker
Purdy Samuel Jr, civil engineer, and surveyor
Redondo J M & Bro, butchers
Redondo & Balz, liquor saloon
Rowell C W C, attorney at law
Samter John, general merchandise
Tonge William H, general merchandise
Tyner Andrew, liquor saloon
Walker P J, attorney at law

Yuma County. Organized in 1864. Bounded north by Mohave, east by Yavapai, Maricopa and Pima, south by the Mexican state of Sonora, and west by the State of California, from which it is separated by the Colorado River. Area, 9,800 square miles. County seat, Yuma. Principal towns: Castle Dome, Ehrenburg, Gila City, La Paz and Montezuma. The geographical position of the County, including as it does the most important section of the great Colorado River and the mouth of the Gila, the principal affluent, appears more than usually favorable. But a knowledge of these rivers, the adjacent country, and the climate, removes any prepossessing impression that may have been formed. The Colorado is one of the great rivers of the continent, having a course of near 2,000 miles in length, but flowing over a changing bed of sand, or through rocky and inaccessible canons, is the most useless of all, although light-draught steamers ascend it a distance of 500 or 600 miles. The current is very rapid, and at its mouth meets a strong tide that rolls up the river in huge "rips" endangering whatever craft may be in the way. The Gila, less in size, runs through a more extensive valley, and though not navigable, may in places be used for irrigation. The valley portion along either river susceptible of cultivation is very limited, but where it exists, and can be irrigated, is exceedingly productive. Excepting in a few basins by the rivers, the country is a barren and desert waste, with a climate, during the summer, excessively warm and dry. Near the mouth of the Gila, and in the vicinity of La Paz, rich placers have been found, but of such small extent that they were soon exhausted. Lead, or galena ore, exists in large quantities near the Colorado River, and also at Plomosa, twenty-five miles east of La Paz. In Castle Dome district, from 10 to 60 miles north of the Gila, are extensive mines of argentiferous galena ores, which are mined with much success, and at Montezuma, in the same region, gold and copper-bearing veins are worked with profit. The Yuma, Cocopah and Mohave Indians are in quite large numbers in the county, the two former in the neighborhood of the Gila, and the latter in the valley of the Colorado, between La Paz and Williams Fork. These are peaceable, cultivate the soil, and live upon its products, but are grossly immoral and are rapidly passing away.

Officers: .J. S. Spann, Clerk and Recorder; William J. Berry, District Attorney; William A. Werninger, Sheriff, Tax Collector and Assessor; A. J. Finlay, Treasurer; Samuel Purdy, Jr., Surveyor; E. J. Smith, Coroner; H. E. Lindsey, Public Administrator.

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.

 

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