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ST. JOHNS, APACHE CO.. ARIZONA, JANUARY 23, 19iS
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Concho News Items.
How man)' there are who know
anything about the settlemenfof
our own towns. Most of us can
give dates and relate, the story of
the landing of the Pilgrims at
Plymouth; the settlement of
Jamestown and give in detail; the
life of Captain John Smith aiid
many other such historical tales
which of course we should know,
but precious few know anything
of the history of our own town.
Believing ihat a few historical
facts would be just as inte'esting
as the current happenings I take
pleasure in giving some of 'he
4 history of Concho.
Concho was settled in 1S72, the
. first settler being Mr. Thomas
Prez who will best be -remembered
as Sheriff Perez as he
served the people of Apache
county for many years in this
capacity and was sheriff when he
died in 1892. Mr. Perez came
from New Mexico and brought
his flocks to what he believed to
be a be'tter climate and because;
of the fine grazing- lands in this
part of the country.
Mr Perez was soon followed
by others, one venerabbijp,lrtm'an
who! still resides here, 'Mr. An
tonio Jose Chavez. Mr. Chavez
followed the sheep business for
many years but has now retired
to a even tenure of life on a ranch
in a quiet nook in. one of the can
yons near Concho, and here Mr
Chavez sustains himself by pro
ducts of the soil and fruit. Some
of the choicest' pears and apples
on the market conies from his
Mr. Juan Candelaria and his
brothers came to Concho in 1873
bringing with them five hundred
head of sheep. Mr. Candelaria
believed this country to be a bet
ter climate for the sheep industry
and his belief proved to be true
therefore he chose to locate here
and he has been one of Con'
cho's most successful financers.
Mr. Candelaria was married to
Anna Ortega, daughter of the
la to Mr. Santos Ortega, who was
a proniiiienfeheepmanof Concho.
Mr. and Mrs. Cande'aria have
reared a large and well respected
family. Their sons are associated
with their father in sheep raising
ancl the mercantile business .
In 1876 the Ortega families
came to locate in Concho and
have from their small flocks
which they brought with them
become successful and w e 1 1
known liye stock growers here.
In 1S76 the Mormon settlers
came to Concho and took up land
next the foot hills two miles
above the old town. There they
have sustained themselves by
farming, gardening, fruit grow
ing and stock raising. " ,
Christopher I. Kempe and
family; the Naegle family;' the
Pulsipher families; the Wilhelm
family and the Greer family were
some of the earliest settlers
among the Mormon.s.
Concho gets its name from the
word ''Concha." nr "Shell" as
when th,e first settlers came here
they found quitea few of the
small oyster shells on the Concho
creek.' M. A. B. P.
Notice of Hearing Petitions.
In the Supeiior Court of Apa
che County, State of Arizona.
In the raattejr of the Estate of
Charles Wallace Riggs, deceased
and the guardianship of the es
tate of Donald Wallace Riggs, a
Notice for Publication of Set
tlement of Account, Decree of
Distribution of and appointment
of Guardian for the minor Donald
Notice is hereby given that
Anna G. Riggs, of St. Johns,
Arizona has filed a final account j
lliu J t uut u. emu a. ucuiiiiu i ui cu
. . . . . -
decree 01 distribution 01 tne es
tate of Charles Wallace Riggs,
and has filed a petition praying j
that she be appointed the guard-!
ian of the estate of Donald Wal-j
lace Riggs, minor heir of saidver the country were present,
Charles Wallace Rhrgs, all of and ifc was the generally express-
which has been presented and
filed in this court, and that Mon
day, January, 27th, 1913 at 10:00
a. m. of said day, at the Court
room of said Court in said Apa
che County, has been duly ap
pointed for the settlement of said
account, and for entering a de
cree of distribution and for hear- ,
ing the petition in the matter of
the guardianship, and at which
time and place, and any person
interested in said estate or minor
may appear and file his excep
tions in writing to said matters
and contest the same.
Dated, January 2lst, 1913.
seal B. Y. Peterson,
By Chas. Jarvis,
I ARIZONA NEWS $
The An ti-Saloon element of
Nava jo County is making a stren
uous effort to place the County in
the 'Dry' ranks. Petitions from
every Precinct have been filed
with the Board of Supervisors
calling for an election on the mat
ter. The petitions contain con
siderably more than the required
number of signatures will be ver-.
ified at the meeting of the JBoard
on FebruarySd, and if found cor
rect it will be mandatory on the"
Board to call the election.
Vice President elect Marshall
and wife arrived in Phoenix last
Saturday, where they will remain
with Mrs. Marshall's parents un
til just before the Inauguration,
There is little question' but' that
the Legislature of Arizona, which
will convene early in February,
will pass a bill which will put the
proposition of a $10,000,000 bond
issue for the construction of roads
jn the State up to the voters. If
this matter should go through,
the proceeds from the sale of
these bonds will be divided a
mong the various Counties, ac
cording to the assessed valuation.
Should the bill be passed, and'the
election be favorable, Apache '
County's portion of these funds
will be in the neighborhood of
! $60,000. It is the belief that the
southern Counties would give a
majority in favor of the
The "National Live Stock Asso
ciation met in Phoenix last Aveek.
Several hundred members from all
ed opinion that Arizona knew
how to do the right thing when
incomes to entertaining such a
convention. The Association
went on record as being unalter
able and irrevocably opposed to
any reduction in the tariff on beef,
hides, wool, and all other live
stck products. The convention
will meet in Denver next year.
Business block on
Cor.Com. St. Also
some fine lots short distance out.
Also have house for rent. See
GILBERT E. GREER, at the
P. C. Covington a rriv e d
Monday from Holbrook wfyere
he has been attending to some
matters of business.
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