Desert Messenger

May 16, 2012

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Page 12 "ADDICTED TO DEALS" End of Vitamins and Minerals & LOTS More! OVER 10,000 DIFFERENT ITEMS! All at Bargain Prices: Jewelry, Toys, Wind Chimes, Porcelain Dolls, Chocolate, Dragons, Wizards, Fairies, Books, Leather, CDs, DVDs, VHS, over 50,000 Bottles of LOW PRICES! Everything* SEASON DEALS! our already * while supplies last - FIRST COME - FIRST SOLD * Everything Except DVDs BOTH STORES! MAY 16TH "ADDICTED TO DEALS" 1270 W. Main St. Bright Pink Building (across from McDonald's) 1198 W. Main, Quartzsite (across from Pilot) 928-927-DEAL (3325) "ADDICTED TO DEALS" TOO - 31st BOTH STORES! MAY 16TH - 31ST Hi Jolly Cemetery's Pioneers Who Were They? By Dinice Ross, Hi Jolly Cemetery, Records/Historian Anton Hagely – Times were hard, money scarce and with 8 mouths to feed, every one worked and worked hard from the smallest child to the old- est adult. There was not a lot of play, nor a lot of rest. When sickness came it was home remedies or death. Wuertenburg,Germany Sept, 27th 1845 (Death Certificate has 1844). Died May 2nd 1928 at age 84 of diabetes. Buried: Hi Jolly Pioneer Cemetery, Plot 82 Born; Goeppingen, ANTON HAGELY 1845 Headstone reads: "FATHER" 1928 Married: Viktoria Kuehn, January 1894. Viktoria had three children from a previous marriage: William, Charles and Fred Kuehn. Anton came to America, fulfilling his dream by starting a butcher shop in Harrisburg, N.Y.. He then came west to distance himself from an outbreak of small pox in New York, finally set- tling in the tiny settlement of Tyson's Well. He worked as a butcher and had a tent behind the Stage Station. During this time he took up home- steading, acquired several mining claims and also worked at Tyson's Well Stage Station where he met his future wife Viktoria Kuehn and her three sons: William, Charles and Fred Kuehn. They married and added three more children to the family: George, Emilia and Theresa Hagely. The Hage- ly children were all born at the Oasis Hotel, Tyson's Well. In 1893 the Hagely Store was built by Anton Hagely. On the corner of Main Street and Moon Mountain Road sits the remains of this build- ing: a rammed-earth structure – the walls are now held in place by braces. of the Desert Messenger Email: DEADLINE is WED. May 23 for May 31st issue Phone: 541-218-2560 May 16, 2012 (Rammed-earth is mud poured into wooden forms and then tamped down to dry overnight. A new layer is repeat- ed each day until the desired height of the wall is attained.) This building was built as a general merchandise store. Later another larger store on the west side of the building was added and that was known as Anton's Hay & Grain. Another adobe building was built: the Hagely Hotel & Boarding House which included their home. It had a covered walkway in between the two buildings. The flood of 1919 destroyed the Hagely Hotel & Boarding House and it was re- placed in 1920 with a wooden building that served many purposes. In 1956 a truck ran off the road destroying the big rammed-earth storeroom section of this complex. By 1907 the little town of Tyson's Well was continuing to grow and had a new name, Quartzsite. Arizona was about to become a state (1912 Arizona became a state.) and the road through Quartzsite was busy with travelers. In 1932 the road was improved and area, water wells were anywhere from 38 feet to 65 feet deep and all hand dug. At the top of the well, the hole would be about five to eight feet in di- ameter with brick or rock cribbing to keep the well from caving in. A bucket on a cable attached to a windlass was used to hoist the water up, one bucket at a time. Even at that depth, the wa- ter was warm when brought up. Mr. Hagely hauled water to the placer camps at $1.25 per 40 gallon barrel. At a very young age, Fred Kuehn (step- son) would harness the horses, fill the barrels, and watched his stepfather take the reins and drive away without a word. It was a tough way to grow up. the Hagely house was moved back from the road (this wooden house sits to the left and back from the remaining adobe walls of the Hagely Store) and served as a home and court for Anton's son George, who served as Quartzsite Justice of the Peace for 32 years. This building is also slowly being destroyed by the wind, sun, and time. In the 1890's, around the Quartzsite The upcoming series on the Kuehn children: William, Charles and Fred and the Hagely children: George, Emilia and Theresa, continue with the building and growth of the town now called Quartzsite and will complete the next generation in the Kuehn- Hagely cycle in the Hi Jolly Pioneer Cemetery. Their stories are stories of ingenuity, trial and error.

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