Famous Harvey Houses Supplied by Del Rio Ranch

by Drew Desmond, Secretary, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation During the heyday of railroads, Fred Harvey ran an extensive chain of shops, restaurants and grand hotels along the Santa Fe line. To supply his hotels and restaurants with milk and cream, he established a dairy farm, Arizona’s first, in Peach Springs. However, the water supply was … Read More…

2019 Essay Contest

Pictured above: Chessa Woods (left) and Cash Woods (right) Prescott-area students wrote about their favorite teachers of the school year for Prescott LIVING Magazine. Our 2019 Essay Contest asked them to share: “What I love about school and my teachers!” One winner was chosen at random to receive a Family Four Pack of Out of … Read More…

The ‘Whirling Logs’ Design

by Cindy Gresser, Executive Director, The Smoki Museum of American Indian Art & Culture For centuries, humans around the globe have used the symbol known as “whirling logs.” This shape represents different things to different people but is most often viewed in Navajo or Diné culture as good luck, well-being and balance. As a sacred … Read More…

2019 Annual Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone that submitted pictures and/or voted on Facebook during our Annual Photo Contest! From the Editor: Photos, especially cover photos, are an ongoing challenge for any magazine. There are two key points to making the final selection. The first is to ask, “Is the image compelling enough for someone to pick up … Read More…

The Rewards of Tourism & Travel

by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel When friends visit our home and see the diverse collection of objects acquired and photos assembled from various trips they often remark, “You guys really must enjoy traveling.” I love the tourism part of travel, but the travel component I only enjoy if it’s relaxing or … Read More…

DANCERS ENCHANT IN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT

FOR OUR LOCAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS by Clarissa Robertson, Content Manager, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona The third annual Dancing for the Stars took place April 13, 2019, at the historic Elks Theater in Prescott. This year’s event will be remembered by the creativity and energy of the dancers’ performances and the … Read More…

Partnerships Vital to Success of Recreation Management

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation It has been said many, many times and likely will continue to be reality that community partnerships are the lifeblood of the City. This is especially true for the Recreation Services Department and the scope of daily operations. The Department maintains approximately 3,220 acres of … Read More…

New Ideas Need Old Buildings

by Patti Ortiz, Marketing and Art Education Programs Manager, ‘Tis Art Center and Gallery There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the 19th skyscraper bearing the simple name “ ‘Tis” located on Cortez Street across from the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. It is one of three 19th century buildings Ann … Read More…