It started with an advertisement promising work to women between the ages of 21 and 35. They just had to go to Oatman and enter the dance hall at the “49” camp.
The headline read “Woman drinks bootleg and shoots up town.”
The baton is coming to Kingman from Henderson, and there will be a handoff party at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Mother Road Harley, 2501 Beverly Ave. The Mohave County chapter of the Women in the Wind motorcycle group – the Cactus Cuties – will be there to hand the baton off to a group of women from a San Diego chapter.
Women in the Wind all started with an ad. An ad in the classifieds section that simply read “Attention Lady Bikers.”
Most legends contain just enough truth to spark imagination. There are just enough facts to make the story easy to follow, but not enough to easily track, through history or on modern maps.
At the first note, the first press of the keys, it fills the room. Energy, vibrance, dancing. Beaded dresses swirling in a colorful array. Clusters of bodies fill the dance floor, feet moving to the striding fingers on the piano.
Preserving historical maps isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap.
Between 1840 and 1910, about $40 million in gold was dug out of the Cerbat Mountains. Prospecting, however, wasn’t a profession for everyone, and some people turned to easier methods for acquiring these golden treasures.
People rarely know they are making history as it happens. It’s especially strange when they are just doing what they love and what they are passionate about.
Congratulations are in order for eight women this week who have received the 35th annual Women Making History award.
In the past year, Kingman and the surrounding community have been painted as havens for racists and their brand of hatred and discontent.
Murder is often brought about when looking at history. It is an act that is almost always violent and almost always unjustified
At the very core of humanity, there exists a connection with nature. Humans are a part of the natural world and are made of nature.
Palo Christi currently sits empty, only the echoes of the past haunt its halls.
It’s that time of the year when people gather around the TV to watch two teams battle it out to see who will be world champions.
During the First Friday treasure hunt, these artists will be demonstrating their creative process at the ArtHub, 402 E. Beale St.
A glimpse into the sordid past of Kingman, the red-light district that flourished downtown, and the woman who ruled the area like a queen.
It’s time for Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-si-dos. The Girl Scouts have begun their annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, when they sell cookies for the next six weeks.
It may be a monument in Kingman, but it is also a monument to Kingman. To the heart of the community, the hard-working citizens, the proud families and business owners, it represents the sturdy spirit that makes up those living in the desert.
It can be a hobby, a job, a passion, an obsession. It can represent both the best and worst of humanity. It can be large, small, colorful, in shades of gray, visual, audible, tactile or imaginary. Art is all of these and so much more.
Legends are almost always based in fact. It starts with a story around a campfire, a teasing old woman, an already mysterious disappearance and turns into something grander, something surreal.
“Aug. 31, 1858: This day all who were left alive of Mr. Rose’s party came into our camp, bringing melancholy intelligence.”
There are many types of language. Humans communicate verbally, non-verbally, by “giving vibes” and even by staying silent. There is a language of images, emotions and actions. With so many ways to give and receive messages means there are so many opportunities to connect with each other.
The event will feature an excellent assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic wines and beer, various cheeses, fine foods and a silent auction.
Over 136 years of history rests in the streets of Kingman. Some of the history is mild. Miners and ranchers who went about their everyday life, military men traipsing through on camels, Charles Lindbergh staying at the Hotel Beale.
Family. A short, simple word that can contain so much complexity.
It’s time to break out the controllers and pack a bag of pet food.
A mile can make all the difference. Especially after surviving cancer.
Tournaments don’t have to be regulated to be held at the end of a sports season.
In the 1870s, it wasn’t unusual to find gold, silver and turquoise in northwestern Arizona.
The holidays are quickly approaching, especially for the Kingman Area Food Bank. “Oct. 22 is the first day we start handing out Thanksgiving meals,” said Cathy Walker, executive director.
The Air methods helicopter made an impressive figure in the Home Depot parking lot at 3860 Stockton Hill Rd. Wednesday evening.
A series of questions is often asked by visitors to Kingman: Was Andy Devine a person? Why is there a street named after him? There’s a festival and rodeo named after him, too? Who was he? And the answers are generally given: Yes. He was from here. Yes, every September. He was an actor.
“Next time we’ll invite our friends to visit us,” Emmanuel said.
The food bank is always accepting food and cash donations and looking for reliable volunteers.
The first quarterly meeting for the Community Health Improvement Plan Wednesday, Aug. 22, provided updates on the three main priorities laid out in the CHIP: mental health, substance abuse and healthy living.
The Battle of Salt River Canyon, known as the Skeleton Cave Massacre, was the first principal engagement during the Tonto Basin Campaign under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Crook of the United States 5th Cavalry.
Obesity is a problem that faces most of the United States, and Kingman is no different.
Shai Weaver has dreamed of being on Broadway, and now she can say she’s done it, and she plans to do it again. Lee Williams’ Weaver has returned for her senior year after spending two weeks in New York City working with the best Broadway has to offer.
There is something about this area and something about Kingman. That something is immortalized in films dating back nearly a century.