Arizona Pioneer & Cemetery Research Project

 

CANYON DIABLO, ARIZONA

Comprehensive Forty Year History

 

 

Volz Trading Post - Snow Capped Freemont and Humphreys Peaks at Flagstaff.

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Authors: Kathy Block, Neal Du Shane

 

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Contents

Canyon Diablo, AZ 1880. 4

Current Bridge. 6

New Bridge Short 17’ 6

Newspaper Articles. 7

Original Bridge. 8

Street Scene at Canyon Diablo. 9

Canyon Name. 10

Law Enforcement 11

Real Estate. 14

Keno Harry. 14

Short Train Trips. 16

Canyon Diablo Area – Satellite Image. 17

Legend: Canyon Diablo Area. 17

Hermann Wolf 20

Hermann Wolf Grave & Additional Graves. 21

Wolf Trading Post & Wolf Crossing. 23

Canyon Diablo Burial Ground. 24

Female Graves. 26

Clabberfoot Annie. 26

Three Graves Near Structure. 27

Volz Trading Post 28

Satellite Image Volz Trading Post 30

Then and Now. 32

The Human Side. 33

Picture Anthology. 44

Roster of Burials. 49

Time Line. 51

Driving Instructions. 52

Index. 53

Notes. 55

 

 Satellite Image Volz Trading Post (Sample Page)

Ref 22. 15,000 Square Foot, Volz Trading Post. By: N. Du Shane (c) All rights reserved.

 

T

hought-provoking to see the gigantic structure at the far NE end of Canyon Diablo. In its day it would have been a Big Box Store. On one of the old hand drawn maps we have accessed, identifies it as Ayer’s Lumber Company. We are somewhat skeptical it was a Lumber Yard, after visiting the remains. In part it was Volz Trading Post, as it has a basement under one of the structures and a very large cistern to hold water. In addition there was an above ground water tower with a steam engine which could indicate a saw mill or a pump to access water from the canyon below. It is an impressive at 300’ long by 50’ wide stone structure with one historic upright wall of the structure remaining.

 

1.     Retail space with opening in back and front wall

2.     Retail space

3.     Retail space with basement

4.     Detached living quarters

5.     Large warehouse storage configuration

6.     Sheep Dip trough – 110’ long

 

Index

 

A&P.................. 4, 9, 15, 37, 39, 40, 51

A&P Railroad Company...................... 9

Abilene.............................................. 9

Albuquerque................................. 8, 40

Algert, Charles................................. 41

APCRP............................................ 21

Archeological Institute of America...... 42

Arizona Miner................................. 7, 8

Arizona Republican..................... 35, 36

Arizona Territorial Legislature............ 14

Arizona Territory........................... 8, 33

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 5

Atkinson and Topeka Railroad............. 4

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad...... 4, 5, 15

Ayer, E.E......................................... 18

Ayer’s Lumber Company................... 30

B. S. Mary....................................... 26

Babbitt Brothers.................... 31, 41, 43

Bart, Leo.......................................... 38

Beaver House.................................. 43

Becker, Frau Geheimrathin......... 21, 43

Bellemont............................. 38, 39, 40

Bennett, Frank................................. 34

BNSF......................................... 28, 51

Board of Supervisors.................. 35, 36

Boot Hill.......................... 18, 21, 24, 43

Brothels........................................... 33

Buckhorn Hotel................................. 42

Burial Ground............................. 24, 25

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. 7

Canyon Diablo Bridge............ 4, 5, 7, 37

Canyon Diablo District No. 7.............. 36

Canyon Diablo Trading Post.............. 40

Catholic Cemetery............................ 35

Chambers, Charles........................... 39

Church Key...................................... 46

Cistern............................................. 48

Civil War.................................... 43, 51

Clabberfoot Annie............................. 26

Coconino County........................ 33, 35

Coleman, Robert Jr., Dr.................... 40

Colorado........................... 8, 13, 40, 43

Cornish, Dr...................................... 40

Dance Pavilions................................ 16

Devil's Canyon.............................. 4, 10

Dodge City......................................... 9

Duckin, Bill....................................... 12

Edward Smith Indian Post Trading company     43

Elks................................................. 35

Ellinwood, E.E.................................. 40

Field Columbian Museum.................. 42

Flagstaff 1, 5, 10, 15, 18, 20, 21, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 43, 44, 51, 52

Fort Defiance................................... 18

Fowler, Joel..................................... 14

Fowler, Joseph (Fighting Joe)........... 14

Funston, Hannah.............................. 36

Gambling Dens................................ 16

Gauntlet Rails.................................... 5

German Army.................................. 21

Germany.................................... 40, 43

Gila River......................................... 14

Graves...................... 21, 25, 26, 27, 44

Hart, Kevin....................................... 52

Hassayampa.................................... 35

Hell Street....................... 13, 16, 17, 33

Helten, Bonnie.................................. 52

Hogans............................................ 41

Holden, Deputy Sheriff...................... 37

Hopi................................................. 33

Houses of ill-repute........................... 16

James, George Wharton Prof........... 42

Kaibab limestone.......................... 4, 41

Kansas.............................................. 8

Kelbra am Kyffhauser, Prussia.......... 21

Keno Harry..................... 12, 14, 50, 51

Klein, Louis...................................... 39

Law Enforcement............................. 11

Leupp................................... 15, 40, 51

Leupp Indian Agency........................ 34

Little Colorado.............................. 8, 43

Loftland, Josephine Mary.................. 40

Marshall..................................... 18, 49

Mayor........................................ 35, 42

Melborne, Harry............................... 35

Meteor Crater.................................. 42

Missouri River.................................... 8

Moki................................................ 42

Montana Frank................................. 34

Moqui................................... 36, 41, 42

Mother Road.................................... 18

Native Americans.................. 33, 40, 41

Navajo..... 14, 28, 31, 33, 36, 41, 42, 43

Navajo Indian Reservation................ 33

Navajo Nation.................................. 28

Needles, California............................. 4

Neosho, Missouri.............................. 40

New Mexico.............................. 4, 8, 14

No. 9............................................... 39

O'Neill, Sheriff.................................. 38

Oraibi......................................... 41, 42

O'Toole, Pat - Mayor........................ 35

O'Toole, Patrick.......................... 35, 42

Picture Anthology............................. 44

Poker Flats...................................... 16

Post Office................................. 34, 51

Pratt Truss......................................... 7

Prescott................ 9, 10, 15, 17, 37, 38

President Roosevelt.......................... 36

Price, Mr............................................ 8

Rail Road Camp............................... 10

Real Estate................................ 14, 49

Rio Grande........................................ 8

Roster of Burials............................... 49

Route 66.......................................... 18

Saloons...................................... 16, 33

San Bernardino.................................. 8

Santa Fe Railroad................... 5, 40, 41

School Teacher................................ 36

Shaw, James........................ 27, 44, 51

Sheep Dip.................................. 14, 30

Silver City, NM................................. 14

Smallpox Epidemic........................... 36

Snake Dance................................... 42

Socorro, NM.................................... 14

St. Joseph Hospital........................... 35

Station House.................................. 37

Superintendent of Schools................ 35

Territorial Assembly.......................... 35

The Lakes........................................ 41

Thirty Fifth Parallel survey party.......... 4

Time Line......................................... 51

Tirtle, Frederick A............................. 15

Tombstone........................................ 9

Tonto Basin...................................... 38

town marshal.............................. 12, 13

Train Wrecking................................. 39

Turkey Tanks................................... 10

Two Guns....................... 15, 18, 28, 52

Urban Legend............................. 20, 27

Virginia City........................................ 9

Volz Trading Post 1, 12, 14, 28, 30, 31, 34, 45, 47, 51

Volz, F.W......................................... 42

Volz, Fred............ 19, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43

Volz, Frederick........................... 34, 42

Volz, Frederick William...................... 40

Volz, Josephine M............................ 42

Volz, Walter E.................................. 40

Volz, William A................................. 40

Vories, John..................................... 40

Wallace, Laurabell............................ 36

Walnut Tanks................................... 10

Webster, Gilbert............................... 36

Whitehill, Harvey H........................... 14

Wigwam Saloon.......................... 27, 51

Winchester....................................... 43

Winslow 5, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 27, 35, 36, 37, 40, 51, 52

Wipple, Lieutenant Amiel Weeks.... 4, 10

Wolf Crossing............................. 23, 49

Wolf Trading Post............................. 23

Wolf, Hermann 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 40, 43, 44, 49, 51

Wolf’s crossing................................. 15

Wolfe, Franz.................................... 21

Wolfe, Hermann............................... 17

Wong, Ching.................................... 13

Woolf, Johann Hermann.............. 17, 43

Wyandotte....................................... 40

Yavapai County.......................... 14, 15

Yeager, Harlow................................ 34

Zion, O.L......................................... 34