Oracle author Catherine H. Ellis receives Goldwater history award

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Cathy Ellis

By John Hernandez

While attending the 2013 Arizona History Convention, Oracle author Catherine H. Ellis and her co-writer D.L. Turner won the Barry M. Goldwater award, given to the best convention paper on Arizona history.

Her paper, “The Trail to Sunset; Anton L. Westgard and Automobile Tourism in Arizona and New Mexico”, is about how Westgard, an early automobilist, was instrumental in mapping early transcontinental routes for the early days of automobile driving.

The convention was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a joint event with the fellow southwestern state, from April 18 to 20. Her paper will appear in the next Journal of Arizona History.

Ellis is the noted author of numerous historical books and articles, which have appeared in the Journal of Arizona History. Her books include histories of Oracle and the San Pedro Valley, Latter-day Saints in Tucson, Show Low, Holbrook, the Petrified Forest and The White Mountains of Apache County.

She also got to participate on a panel about the Power brothers shootout for a new documentary film being produced called The Power Shootout: An Arizona Tragedy. The film is about the Power family of the Galiuro Mountains of Graham County, the subsequent shootout with law enforcement, and the manhunt and trial that followed in 1918.

Ellis presented a Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saint viewpoint on the incident. Other members of the panel were historian and writer Heidi Osselaer, filmmaker Cameron Trejo and director Dodge Billingsley.

Trejo and Professor Heidi Osselaer are producing the film, which is due out in the fall. A trailer of the film and more information on the DVD release is available at Facebook.com/ThePowerShootout.

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