From 1887 -- In any case where stock is killed or injured by the railroad in Arizona, the railroad must have the animal skinned. If a bovine, it must expose the hide for public inspection for a period of 20 days at the nearest station. Within 5 days of exposure, the station agent must notify the owner of said stock.
If a horse, mule or ass be killed, a full description shall be taken by the agent, and the owner, if he be known, be informed of this event. The railroad must within 60 days pay for the animal killed or injured after the accident occurs or be subject to civil action, in which case double the value of the animal is to be paid.
Dr. D. J. Brannen has been appointed Postmaster of Flagstaff and began his duties on Monday.
100 YEARS AGO
Ranger Claude Thompson, who came in from Sedona on Monday, says that the Schnebly grade is being put in excellent shape by John Lay. Many of the bad features have been eliminated and great improvements have been made to the old road.
The improvements include the widening and extension of the area by the Stemmer-Lay irrigation ditch to provide additional water for irrigation.
Two schoolboys who have been in quarantine at the hospital since the latter part of January, on account of scarlet fever, in charge of Mrs. Marble, substitute matron, have entirely recovered and will soon be released. The cases were very light and their immediate isolation prevented the spread of the disease to other children.
75 YEARS AGO
Forest Ranger Ed Oldham came in and said that he is very concerned about the livestock in the higher elevations, given the unusual depths of the snow. He's found several bands of starved or nearly starved horses including the strongest of one band that had made their way to the Corey Ranch in Fort Valley.
John Babbitt and Clark Gable of Hollywood, both lion hunters when not attending to other business interests, had good hunting recently. Mr. Babbitt brought in a 140-pound specimen on Saturday and Mr. Gable made a good kill out on the Kaibab last week.
Walter Mann, Kaibab Forest Supervisor, has faith that the vast herd of deer there is taking adequate care of itself in spite of the rigorous winter. Where they go remains a mystery, but he guesses that, given the direction of their tracks as the storms approached, they go to higher elevations for shelter and feed in the juniper thickets.
H. 53 Tues. L. 1 Sat. This week's snow melt 0.37"
50 YEARS AGO
That mysterious cave-in out on Route 66 near Ashfork, with its cause still undetermined, is expected to take about $40,000 to fill and repair.
The Flagstaff Planning and Zoning Commission has voted to change the city ordinance governing building height to 50 feet to accommodate the planned new 5-story Arizona Bank building. The bank has already purchased the 50-by-142-foot site on the southwest corner of Agassiz and Birch across from the courthouse.
Justice of the Peace J. F. Brierley gave two Flagstaff men suspended sentences for their illegal cutting of green firewood in the Coconino National Forest. They are required to pay 50 cents per cord for their cut wood, clean all the debris to a minimum of 200 feet from the road and to cut all stumps to the 12-inch maximum height.
H. 50 Tues. L. 12 Thurs. Light Snow Thurs. & Fri., then 5" fell on Sat.
25 YEARS AGO
The County Jail is bursting at the seams. Low-security prisoners are being bunked in the salleyport. Most of these prisoners are misdemeanor or other minor offenders including DUI. and pose little likelihood of escaping or are of danger to the community.
New peddler ordinance requires that they all must be finger-printed, photographed and to post a $2,000 bond before selling their wares.