Desert Messenger

February 16, 2022

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WHAT'S INSIDE 5 Blood Drive 5 P & Z Public Hearing 6 Editorial 6 Town Texting 7 Letters to Editor 7 Art Show 8 County Fair 8 Tax Help 9 The Salvation Army updates 10 Gardening with Dennis 15 Around Town 16 Art Guild update 16 Hams update 18 Candidates info 18 AA Meetings 19 In Memoriam 20 Classifi eds 20 Paul Winer's Cartoon • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 February 16 February 16 February 16 February 16, 2022 VOL. 18 43 Alwa y s FREE! La Paz County candidate info La Paz County candidate info La Paz County Page 18 Walk In The Past re Walk In The Past re Walk In The Past returns turns N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 18 t h YEAR! QUARTZSITE QUARTZSITE Q I By Joanne Winer Mark your calendars for Saturday, Febru- ary 19 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for the Quartzsite Historical Pageant--A Walk in the Past. This fun event is being held again at the Hi Jolly Cemetery in the pioneer section. It will fea- ture many of the "characters" who made up our town from back when it was fi rst started in 1867. The pioneer cemetery has been one of the most visited places in Arizona because of the centerpiece of a rock pyramid that was put in as a memorial to our famous camel driver Hi Jolly (or Hadji Ali.) He came over with the group of camels that were brought to America to see if they could become transport animals across the deserts here like they were in the eastern part of the world. The experi- ment was stopped when the Civil War broke out and all the troops had to go back east. Other famous people who are buried in our pioneer cemetery are Buck Connors, who be- came a famous Hollywood actor playing in many western movies--his young son is bur- ied next to him. The Scott family is very well known in this area for their wonderful contributions to the community over the years. When William Scott met his future wife Angela he probably never thought that he would end up being one of the biggest families (12 children--2 died at birth) and that his family would still have descendents here 150 years later! There are also other family names that you might have heard of or seen on street signs around town like Cowell, Kuehn, and Hagely. These were also very important people in our history. All these and more will be played in costume at this fun event. Come on out and spend the afternoon learning about the history of this area and meeting some of our pioneers and local residents who have made the town what it is today. The pageant is free and everyone is welcome. You can reach the pioneer section of the cemetery by going north on Kofa Street to the entrance to the cemetery on the left side, or by go- ing down Cemetery Road, just north of Main Street and turning right to the cemetery. Come and join in all the fun!!! F��� ����� | S������ R��� G�����-B��� KAY MOORING, QUARTZSITE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2022 "Volunteers are the heart of the community. Thank you for beating so strong!" ~SuAnne Carlson Homes On Wheels Rubber Tramp Rendezvoux January 2022

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