Arizona Pioneers' Home
History
  • This is one of the oldest known photographs of the Arizona Pioneers' Home. This picture was taken in 1912.
    This is one of the oldest known photographs of the Arizona Pioneers' Home. This picture was taken in 1912.
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  • Pioneers' Home 1912
    Pioneers' Home 1912
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  • Pioneers' Home Guests, 1915
    Pioneers' Home Guests, 1915
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  • Early picture of the Home
    Early picture of the Home
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  • Early picture of the Home
    Early picture of the Home
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  • View from Pioneers’ Home, 1925
    View from Pioneers’ Home, 1925
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  • Pioneers’ Home Lobby, 1931
    Pioneers’ Home Lobby, 1931
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  • Pioneers' Home 1930's
    Pioneers' Home 1930's
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  • Staff and Residents 1930's
    Staff and Residents 1930's
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  • Ward, 1931
    Ward, 1931
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  • Pioneers' Home Dining Room, 1931
    Pioneers' Home Dining Room, 1931
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  • Garden at Pioneers' Home 1940's
    Garden at Pioneers' Home 1940's
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  • Mr. McGinley, Age 100, 1931
    Mr. McGinley, Age 100, 1931
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  • Boiler Room , 1931
    Boiler Room , 1931
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  • Western Greyhound Bus at Pioneers' Home c 1950’s
    Western Greyhound Bus at Pioneers' Home c 1950’s
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  • Superintendent J. Griswold and Bookkeeper F. Gertin, 1955
    Superintendent J. Griswold and Bookkeeper F. Gertin, 1955
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This is an image demonstrating Pioneers' Home for Time Life magazine

This is an article from Time Life magazine published on November 3, 1947.

bill2.jpg

Bill #2 was passed to establish the Pioneers' Home on March 10, 1909.

Notable Residents

Sharlot Mabridth Hall

  • Resided in Room 108. She moved into the Pioneers’ Home on April 2, 1943, and passed away April 9, 1943.
  • More info on Sharlot Hall

 

Mary K. Cummings (Big Nose Kate)

  • Big Nose Kate

 

John Miller (Possibly Billy the Kid)

  • He was considered by some to be Billy the Kid.

 

Nathan Boyd Tenney (AZ Senator)

  • 90 years young, of Prescott, AZ, passed away December 6, 2005 at Arizona Pioneer Home. Born June 22, 1915 in Stanley, AZ, he was described as “Arizona’s Cowboy Senator” in an article published by the Tenney Times in January 2001 (for reprints, request issue #20).  He served with the Arizona legislature for 20 years and had a colorful style of wearing a Stetson with his suits. He was also a rancher and a feed store business owner under the name Tenney Feed and Livestock.

 

Albert Franklin Banta

  • Discovered the huge Meteor Crater west of Winslow

 

Opal Tenney-Allen

  • Founding member of Yavapai College and dubbed “The Mother of Yavapai College.”

 

Frances Knagge

  • Frances was an actor in many movies with John Wayne

 

Mrs. Margaret Rowe Clifford

  • Author of Arizona's first state anthem, titled "Arizona," copyright 1915.
  • Resident of the Pioneers' Home from 1921-1926.

 

Effie Anderson Smith AKA Mrs. A. Y. Smith

  • Known as the Dean of Arizona Women Artists. Effie was an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, many of Cochise County, and the Grand Canyon.
  • For more information on Effie Anderson Smith, please visit her website at www.effieandersonsmith.com

 

Harvey House Girls

  • Cora Scott
  • Marie Zismann
  • Rosella Myers Viedorfer
  • Diana McGonagill
  • Emma A. Street

 

Timeline

The following newspaper articles about the Arizona Pioneers’ Home have been transcribed verbatim, utilizing typeset as close to the original as possible. Many more articles throughout the years have been printed about the Home. Only a few articles of interest from each decade have been included. Please select a decade to view the articles from that period.

1909-1919     1920-1929

1930-1939     1940-1949

1950-1959     1960-1969

1970-1979     1980-1989

1990-1999     2000-Present