QST QST!!!!!!!! QSL CARDS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.THEY WILL BE SENT OUT SOON.
The operating dates for the special event are July 12th, 2013 00:00Z - July 21st, 2013 23:59Z. We will be operating on 80 meters through 10 meters, all modes.
***We would like to take a moment to pay our respects and honor the 19 firefighters who lost their lives fighting a devastating fire in Yarnell, AZon June 30th, 2013 (click the link for more information.) Our prayers go out to all of their families.***
Matthew Bias W70MJ
Bret Conner N5DI
Bruce Daugherty KF7TLL
Paul French N7DZI
Mike Verhaagen AE7TP
Chris Powell W7BBQ
QSL via W7OMJ
25639 North Sandstone Way
Surprise, AZ 85387
US Stations: S.A.S.E. Required
Outside of US: S.A.E. and 1 Green Stamp
**Donations would be greatly appreciated to help offset card printing fees**
History of Whiskey Row
The 100 block of South Montezuma Street in Prescott, Arizona has long been known as Whiskey Row, for the numerous saloons that once lined the street. As Prescott poet Gail Gardner once wrote of "Whiskey Row":
"Oh they starts her in at the Kaintucky bar,
at the head of Whiskey Row,
and they winds up down by the Depot House,
some forty drinks below."
On July 14, 1900, this block was totally destroyed by fire. Within a few days of the fire, new construction was underway in brick and masonry. Most of the buildings on this block were constructed between the fall of 1900 and 1905, and include Sam'l Hill Hardware Company, the Highland Hotel, the Palace, the Levy Building, and the Hotel St. Michael. All of these buildings are constructed with permanence and appearance in mind in styles typical of early 20th century buildings.
Most of the color and stories of Prescott originated in this one block landmark that still celebrates that fact that it once hosted over 40 saloons. If you have ever been to Downtown Prescott and witnessed "The Row", it would be hard to imagine that so many saloons could have fit on one block. Prior to 1877, "The Row" was rumored to have been located a couple blocks to the west of its present location. But it was moved due to the insistence of many of the local employers and wives, because the patrons of "The Row" had to cross a foot bridge over Granite Creek to return home and in the wet season, some of the more sot would fall into this very shallow creek and drown.
Some buildings were architecturally progressive, such as Sam'l Hill Hardware Company, or architecturally outstanding, such as the Palace and the Hotel St. Michael. All present a united front to the Courthouse Plaza, resulting in a unique turn-of-the-century facade which is essentially intact today.
Whiskey Row once again faced fire on May 8th, 2012. The fire broke out in the early evening hours of Tuesday, May 8, and before it was brought under control, the Bird Cage Saloon, Prescott Food Store, and Larry & Hy's Bare Bones BBQ were burned to a total loss. Some of the fire damaged buildings have been restored while others are still in the process.
We would also like to say thanks to Tom and Kim Malovich with PRESCOTT VALLEY MOTEL for the lodging and wonderful hospitalityand allowing us to put up antennas and transmit from the motel. CONTACT INFO KNT@BOD.NET PH# 928-772-9412
Thank you for visiting this special event page. Please join us on the HF Bands during this event to help us celebrate the rebuilding of a memorable historical site that is considered an Arizona landmark.
Information retrieved from www.whiskeyrow.us. Please see this website for additional information on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ.
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