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Old Guest Book 2003 Entries

The following are the entries that appeared in the original wickenburg-az.com Guest Book for the year 2003. That Guest Book was discontinued when we switched to the new Web site format on January 1, 2006.


On 12/27/2003, Andrew King of Robbinsdale, MN, USA wrote:
I,m looking for a second home, and Wickenburg, AZ just may be the place for me. I’ll be looking for some land soon, so I can do some ATV riding.


On 12/24/2003, Greg Southworth of Mt. Vernon, WA, USA wrote:
Great Website and fascinating town!


On 12/15/2003, bette leal of las vegas, nv, USA wrote:
Great website… very informative and fun,,We are coming down to Wickenburg for an “Airstream” Rally from jan 8th through Jan 11th. Looking forward to enjoying your town and surrounding area.


Bette Leal Las Vegas, NV


On 11/21/2003, Larry Henderson of LaVerkin, Utah, USA wrote:
I did a search on Wickenburg, found the Journal of Prevarication, and found the stories to be the most honest, truthful, and believable I’ve ever read. I think Skunk is a distant relative. Jim is a gem.


On 11/16/2003, Jack Bartholomew of Yarnell, AZ., USA wrote:
I found this site in a very round about manner. I was listining to the David Lawrence “Online Tonight,” on my XM satalite radio, and he had Maria Langer on as his guest. I heard she lived in Wickenburg, and found her web site on Davids web site, and this site on Maria’s.


I’m a retired marina owner from South Padre Island Texas, also a sport fishing capitain. Have been here in Yarnell for 15 years recreational prospecting for gold in the Rich Hill area. Also doing historical reserch of this area, and doing some painting, and writing.


I found Maria Langer guest apperance on Online Tonight to be very interesting. Will be a regular visitor to this, and her site. Enjoy her writing, and will be looking for her books.


On 11/6/2003, Rather Go Unknown of Nowhere, AZ, USA wrote:
Looking for information about one of my close friends who now abides in Wickenburg. Please contact me for more details concerning my search. I appreciate all inquiries no matter how helpful they might be.


On 11/6/2003, Tina Reimers of Aurora, IL, USA wrote:
Just trying to find out more about this town.


On 10/31/2003, DENNIS RATHBOURN of San Marcos, California, USA wrote:
You gotta love Jim Cook’s humor and nonsensical but true(?)facts. As a soon-to-be retiree in Wickenburg and having spent summers in Winslow as a boy, Arizona is truly a wanderers delight. I look forward to reading more adventures on your webpages for years to come.


On 10/13/2003, Jeffery Mamlove of Phoenix, az., USA wrote:
Thanks; I can say Hi to all the 1967 WHS grads, especially to Christine. Wickenburg will always be apart of my life. jlm


On 10/10/2003, Jeannie Maglio of Wickenburg, AZ, USA wrote:
This is a very fun and informing site. Too bad the town doesn’t support it financially. I have lived here for 3 years and I learned new and impressive things from here. We are always interested in the local community and are looking for new ways to find things to do here. Sometime when you live in the area you often overlook the fun and free things to do in your own backyard. Thank you for this site and I will be returning for updates.


On 10/7/2003, Jim Bean of Kingman, AZ, USA wrote:
Beautiful pictures, excelent site. Just found it and will spend some time here. I have been to over 200 Ghost Towns, Sites and Cemeteries over the last 20 years. Some I have returned to have changed so much it is sad. Some never change. I still go out when I can. The Arizona desert is the most beautiful place on earth and so many things to see, so many things to do. Thank you for your site. Jim.


On 9/18/2003, Joe Maglio of Wickenburg, AZ, USA wrote:
Even though I live here in Wickenburg, I enjoy browsing local websites to try and keep up on local events. I have found this site to be quite enjoyable.


On 9/5/2003, Carleton Young of Tampa, Florida, USA wrote:
I spent three weeks last March in your fair town, using it as “home base” while rambling around in the desert looking for rocks, gold and such..Had a wonderful time and WILL return this winter.I really enjoyed your museum..And, of course, the people..


On 8/20/2003, sam taylor of dunedin, fl, USA wrote:
hi, this is a great web site. my wife and i are plannig to move to az.real soon and i just like the town you have there.thank you sam taylor


On 8/6/2003, private Krankenversicherung of Berlin, Germany wrote:
A very nice site, good work.


On 8/3/2003, merrick taylor of wickenburg, az, USA wrote:
hi all, just wanted to send my hellos from korea.


On 6/24/2003, steve banner of Mesa, az., USA wrote:
I have been to this beautiful place this past weekend and it was awsome. I would like to hide out and shoot those sorry bastards that leave their trash behind. I carried out a lot of their mess on the way out. What is worst is the broken glass bottles everywhere. I can’t believe there are so many worthless people in this world. I guess that’s what happens when they take God out of our schools. Ok enough bitching, I love that place and I will go back there again. Oh, I wish somebody would tell about the mines in the upper cliffs that me and my father-in-law climbed up to. I’m gona bring some flashlights and investigate it more next time. We found some cool looking quartz and gold mixture.


On 5/20/2003, Jared Culp of Newark, Ohio, USA wrote:
Just recently, my mother told me about being offered a job at a place called Remuda Ranch out in Wickenburg, Arizona. I’m 15 years old and live in Newark, Ohio. This place has become smothering and uncomfortable. Lately I’ve found myself comming to the Wickenburg site just to look at the pictures. It’s a relief and makes me hope that I’ll be there with everyone else in Wickenburg soon. You all have a wonderful town.


On 5/7/2003, Michael Hernan of Bullhead city, az, USA wrote:
Hello. I grew up in Wickenburg and wento 1st and 2d grade in the Gracia School building. Many time I was priveleged to ring the bell for recess and the end of the day. My grandparents, James and Elsie Hall were owners of Braytons Comercial Company locate parallel to the RR tracks heading north. I lived directly across the tracks from the store. I was in the first grade circa 1944 and remember the day clearly when the war ended. The town went ape. I distinctly remember thinking something was strange when my mother gave me a dollar to go buy some ice cream. I walked to the Chevron Station and to a drug stor and bought the ice cream. By the time I got ut of gthe store the town was completely bonkers: they just don’t end wars like that any more. My grandparents had a couple of glider pilot trainess, which I did all within my power to train, but what can you do with a ‘glider pilot’? Anywway the plan worked because we were the undisputed victors. I haven’t heard about my g-pilots – trust that whatever the state of affairs they are enjoying a happy and bountiful exixtence. I have a friend Robert Westall whose dad was the marshall or something who worked i9n the on Station. Next to tghe station was the theater where Roy Rogers and Gene Autry came galloping into my life – the King of the Cowboys, armed to the teeth with 66 shooters, or so it seemed.Oswald Miller, my best bud, and I both loved Sandra Anderson, a cute blonde 1st grader, but Sandra told me, very sweetly, I was her best favorite. There is some dispute here, but Oz and I (as well as representative kids from all thegrades), was selected to go three rounds of boxing in front of the town. Oz claims a win, I claim a draw, but if he keeps insisting, I am going to claim the win also. A young man has to learn to defend himself. This was the extent of my boxing career. Oz went on to box golden gloves. Oz’s brother was a policeman in town up to about 12-13 years ago. What I beautiful little memory I have of my home town, not counting my first nine months in Yuma. After the war my step-father took the fasmily to Bagdad, then he reenlisted and my career as an army brat began. Peace. Michael Hernan



On 5/2/2003, Betty Maxwell Fee of n/a, USA wrote:
I found this site some time ago and come here every now and then to browse around and see what is going on in my “home” town. Being born right there in my grandmother’s house (just down south from where the old water tower used to be) in 1031 gives me the right to say that, I think. My reason for writing this letter is the ones I have read on your site written by Maria Langer. Now that lady is not a native-born Wickenburger, but she certainly should be! All of her articles are just great and she sounds so like a home-grown version of the town’s promoter, God Love Her! With such fortitude, she will make wickenburg-az.com become a force to be reckoned with. Keep up the good work, Maria! And I would like to add this: I look at the pictures on your website and cannot for the life of me figure out just where all of these places are! I think there is a shopping center right where my Aunt’s house used to be! Wow! I must come home and take a look around.


On 4/17/2003, Laury Stoeser of Republic, WA, USA wrote:
Thank you for your wonderful site! A customer in my store suggested Wickenburg would be the perfect town for me (I think they’re just tired of me crying when it snows!). After reading every single page on your site, I think they might be right! A visit is definitely in order, and you may never get me to leave!!! Sounds like just about everyone wants to move to your town! hee hee hee


On 4/4/2003, Deidre Conklin of Wayne, PA, USA wrote:
What a terrific website! I grew up in AZ and am quite ready to move back. I’m thinking of moving to Wickenburg. I have family living in Wickenburg and the surrounding area. Your site has been so helpful. The tremendous amount of information you have compiled has answered so many of my questions. I hope I can help you one day. Or write me back if I can right now. Thanks… Deidre


On 3/24/2003, aron west of fort dodge, iowa, USA wrote:
i really wish all cities had an informative cite just like this one. thank you


On 3/10/2003, Larry M. Pruitt of Fairbanks, ALASKA, USA wrote:
Discovered this site while resurching my family name. Most interesting. I purchased some property in Wickeup? awhile back, some fine desert indeed.I thank you for the info.


On 2/22/2003, MAGADA,ABA,NAIJA JOE of ABA,NAIJA, ABA, NAIJA wrote:
I LOVE THIS PAGE.


On 2/18/2003, Marcy Machen of Oklahoma, OK, USA wrote:
Hi All, I used to live in the Phoenix area and often went through your beautiful town going to Nevada. We are considering moving from Oklahoma back to Arizona so I thought I would check and see if you had a web site, so happy to find you did. We found the information we were looking for. Great web site-keep up the good work.


On 2/11/2003, Betty Maxwell-Fee of Weiser, ID, USA wrote:
I am a native born daughter of Wickenburg. The house I was born in was the next one to the “Cheeseborough’s”(spelling in doubt)place and down from the town moutuary when it was owned by the Coffingers (spelling in doubt). How well I remember the white picket fence around their place very well. It was the only place close to where there was a sidewalk as well as that fence to hang onto while learning to roller skate. Ouch Ouch and Ouch. Ah, the memories! Betty


On 2/4/2003, Fred Jackson of Pueblo West, Colorado, USA wrote:
My wife and I are going to go visit your town this spring. We are planning to find a home and move and be part of the community. We have read some of the history of your town and it sounds like a perfect place to live.


On 1/23/2003, Tonia Tymoszek of Pueblo, Colorado, USA wrote:
Hi my husband and I would like to move to Wickenburg soon.Can anyone tell us what life is like out their and how hot does it get in the summer? You can E-mail us at: tnttymo@juno.com


On 1/12/2003, Paul Dolter of Highland, California, USA wrote:
The Air Force sent us to ASU on two separate occasions in the late 60’s and early 70’sand. It’s time to return to Arizona, specifially Wickenburg. We would like part time work. We have experience with engineering, real estate, teaching, photography and imaging, computers, and host of outher skills that need learning and writing skills.


On 1/11/2003, Martin Heller of Phoenix, AZ, USA wrote:
Am looking for information on or whereabouts of a Daniel H Wagner who last known lived in Wickenburg in the 70’s at 580 Mohave St ZIP 85358. This is for family geneaology research. Any help wopuld be appreciated.


On 1/3/2003, kathy campbell of phoenix, arizona, USA wrote:
Need to get more info on “houses for sale” there in Wickenburg.My husband Ted and I are thinking of moving to your beautiful town in a couple years. Thank you


On 1/2/2003, Tifanie Rogers of Wickenburg, AZ, USA wrote:
Hi! I’ve lived in Wickenburg my whole life, 15 years! I really love this town, Pony Espresso is the best place to go! If your in town and stop by Pony I’ll probably be there. If you like to hike pay a visit to Vulture Peak. Have fun and enjoy your stay!! Tif


On 1/2/2003, Elizabeth Carter of Boston, MA, USA wrote:
I love the sights of Wickenburg. The history really comes alive. I love Pony Espresso! My favorite place in town. The people were great and made my stay fun. Thank you Wickenburg!!! Lizzy

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5 comments to Old Guest Book 2003 Entries

  • Noel Flippen

    I think Wickenburg, AZ is a great place. With the museum and the ol’ jail tree, it can show you so much about it’s history just at a glance. I’ve lived here 9 years already and I keep learning more and more about it everyday! Go Wickenburg!
    P.S. Everyone should try to help out around Wickenburg in any way they can, make a differance!

  • SUSI FRICK PHELPS

    HI,
    I SO ENJOY THIS SITE. MY PARENTS, MARY AND HENRY FRICK OWNED THE OLD FRICK’S INDIAN STORE DURING THE 50’S, 60’S, 70’S AND PART OF THE 80’S….I READ ABOVE A LETTER FROM MICHAEL HERNAN THAT RANG A BELL. MY BROTHER MARK FRICK MUST HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO HIM IN AGE, BECAUSE OSWALD MILLER WAS A FRIEND OF HIS IN HIGH SCHOOL. AS I RE-READ I SEE THAT HE WASN’T THERE IN HS…OH WELL, LEAST THEY DID SHARE THE SAME FRIEND, JUST AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN THEIR LIVES. ALSO, THE LETTER FROM JERRY BANGE STIRRED MEMORIES. HIS MOTHER, LUCY WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MY MOTHERS, MARY FRICK…THEY RODE TOGETHER IN LAS DAMAS. I TOO REMEMBER RIDING WITH HER. I ESPECIALLY REMEMBER HER FROM HIGH SCHOOL…SHE WAS MAC MCCLENNAN’S (SP) SECRETARY..I WENT TO HER WITH LOTS OF MY PROBLEMS, SINCE I KNEW HER THRU MY PARENTS. SHE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES OF HIGH SCHOOL. WHEN I GOT MARRIED TO BILLY PHELPS SHE WAS THERE AND I EVEN REMEMBER HER GIFT. SHE GAVE US A CAKE KNIFE WITH A PEARL HANDLE WHICH TWO OF OUR THREE KIDS HAVE USED AT THEIR WEDDINGS…I HAVE MANY OLD PHOTOS OF LAS DAMAS RIDES WHEN LUCY AND MY MOTHER WERE SO YOUNG SETTING UP THEIR COTS FOR THE NIGHT. AND WASHING IN STEAMS OR BASINS..I WAS A MEMBER OF LAS DAMAS FOR MANY MANY YEARS, BUT WAS NOT AS MUCH FUN AFTER MY MOTHER PASSED. I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD SITTING ON THE FENCE AT THE REMUDA RANCH WATCHING THOSE BRAVE AMAZING WOMAN RIDE OFF ON THE FIRST DAY FRESH AND SPARKLING AND THEN MY DAD WOULD LET ME CUT SCHOOL AND WE WOULD HEAD OUT FOR BREAKFAST. I COULD HARDLY WAIT TO BE OLD ENOUGH TO BE A LAS DAMAS…FINALLY WAS, AND IT WAS AWESOME. ON FRIDAY THEY WOULD RIDE BACK INTO TOWN SUN BURNED AND CRUSTED WITH DIRT. AND ALL THEY WANTED WAS A SHOWER AND SHAMPOO…MOM USUALLY BROUGHT 3 OR 4 OF THE OUT OF TOWNERS, LIKE RUTH STEVENSEN HARNESS AND NORMA GILMORE. I COULD HARDLY WAIT. THEY HONORED ME BY TRUSTING ME WITH SETTING AND COMBING OUT THEIR HAIR AFTER THEY HAD CLEANED UP. THAT WAS AN AMAZING TIME IN MY LIFE. HOW EXCITING FOR A SMALL TOWN GIRL. WICKENBURG IS STILL IN ME, AND MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL GET BACK THERE TO FINISH UP MY LIFE. I AM IN QUEEN CREEK ARIZONA NOW. BEEN HERE FOR 10 YEARS. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, CAME TO TEMPE TO ATTEND ASU, THEN MARRIED AND LIVED IN TEMPE FOR AROUND 33 YEARS. I WOULD LOVE HEARING FROM FOLKS WHO HAVE LIVED THERE. HOPE SOME THAT I KNEW FROM 1950 TO 1965 WHEN I GRADUATED FROM WHS. LOVE THIS SITE. IT KEEPS ME FROM GETTING MY CHORES DONE. LOL………..SUSI

  • ken dennison

    wickenburg, arizona, one of the nore delightful town i have visited or been in a long, long time. I think this town, this area is extremely friendly with may good people here. Wickenburg is a town with an extremely interesting history that of course includes the mining an interest of mine. The jail tree is especially noteworthy. I am retired and my wife and I would like to move to this grand town to continue our lives here.
    ken dennison sparks, nevada

  • Same here, Wickenburg AZ is really a nice place. I have visited there once. The Box Canyon Hassayampa River is really awesome! I’ve heard that Hassayampa River originates in the Bradshaw Mountains and flows, mostly underground, through Wickenburg, Arizona.

    I love to go there again!

  • kenic

    Same here, Wickenburg AZ is really a nice place. I have visited there once. The Box Canyon Hassayampa River is really awesome! I’ve heard that Hassayampa River originates in the Bradshaw Mountains and flows, mostly underground, through Wickenburg, Arizona.