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October 1, 2014

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12 October 1, 2014 Perhaps only Quartzsite's old-timers, in this instance, those folks who lived here in 1955 and earlier, will remember that what is known today as "Q Moun- tain" was once known as the Mill Hill. Of course the words Mill Hill are self-explanatory because that was exactly the primary activity on the two black hills a little over a mile south of I-10, in a nearly direct line with the I-10 pedestrian overpass at Walkover Lane. During the 1940s and 50s, the stamp mill on the east side of the Mill Hill was operated fi rst by Len Hogue and then later by Jack Stetler. The mill on the north side of the shorter hill directly south of the Mill Hill was operated by Halsey Williams. Both mill sites offered custom milling for the various miners in the Quartzsite area. For many decades the Mill Hill was a favorite hiking destination for Quartz- site's young people. Challenge runs, to see who could get to the top fi rst, were a regular activity. As far as I can remember, Karl Young seemed to have a special route he used to claim victory over many of his opponents. When fellow Salome High School students spent the weekend with a Quartzsite friend, a Mill Hill Challenge was often suggested to the unsuspecting visitor. Who put the "Q" on Mill Hill? Excerpts from "In the Shadow of Saguaros" by Rosalee Oldham Wheeler "In the Shadow of Saguaros" Vol. I & II are now available exclusively at the Tyson's Well Museum and Reader's Oasis Book Store Voices from The Past in Quartzsite, AZ Quartzsite WiFi Computer Repair, Service & Support (928) 927-5592 w/Dual Cameras, Keyboard & Earphone $87 LIMITED SUPPLY WiFi Wireless Signal Booster 150 Mbps USB Adapter HOT DEALS! $ 87 $ 65 7" Android 4.0 Tablet PC WE SALUTE YOU! Quartzsite Cap & Embroidery 1230 W. Main Street Silly Al's Pizza Ironwood Outpost Crazy Jerry's Pizza & Wings 1099 W. Main Street Quartzsite Yacht Club & Motel The Scenic Road RV Park The General Store 410 E. Main Street Main St. Eatery 205 E. Main Street Roadrunner Market 200 E. Main Street Herb's Hardware 240 N. Central Blvd. Hardies Beads & Jewelry 1250 W. Main Street SEE YOUR NAME HERE! Contact Dennis Dole 928-580-1741 with heartfelt thanks for your all of support Buddy Poppy cans have been placed about town. Please wear a Poppy and any donations received are very appreciated to help our Veterans. Comrades meeting -1st Saturday 9 a.m. at Post Ladies Auxiliary meets-1st Saturday 9 a.m. at Post House Committee meets -1st Sat. 10 a.m. at Post Mens Auxiliary – 1st Saturday - 1 p.m. at Post District 1 Riders meeting 2nd Sat 2 p.m. - TBA VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde, Quartzsite, AZ, 928-927-7697 Call Bud 928-583-3905 bUD'S Desert HANDYMAN Services Residential & RV Services Services FREE ESTIMATES! All Work Guaranteed! Plumbing Electrical Carpentry Yard & More! Not a licensed contractor Quartzsite Business Licensed SEE "Q" PAGE 15

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