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Lost Wickenburg High School Yearbook Photos

Glenn Alessi, who was born and raised in Wickenburg, still has family here and spends the Christmas season here every year, visiting from his home in Italy. He maintains an excellent Facebook group called Way Out Wickenburg Way, where he and other current and past Wickenburg residents share old photos and stories about life in Wickenburg.

Glenn and his brother put together this photo slide show of images they shot while in high school in the 1970s. He gave me permission to share it here. If you’ve been living in Wickenburg for a while, you might find this interesting.

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Goodbye, Old Bridge

On December 4th, 2009 the last support column for the old north bridge was pounded into rubble, bringing to a close the life of a bridge that served Wickenburg residents and countless travelers for seventy-three years. …

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Burros, Donkeys, and Mules: Their Uses by Man

During the development and expansion of the Southwest and most of the United States, burros, donkeys, and mules were important animals to use for transportation of people and goods, warfare, work in fields or mines, and occasionally food. Here are definitions for each of these animals.

A burro is the smaller originally wild version of a donkey or ass. Burro comes from the Spanish word for a small donkey. The Spanish conquistadors brought them to the Americas to use as work and pack animals. Burros, descended from this early Spanish stock, are differentiated from “donkeys,” larger animals descended from stock …

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