Oracle authors speak in Prescott

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Royal John Medley and Catherine H. Ellis

Oracle Towne Crier

Two members of the Oracle Historical Society were selected to speak at the Arizona History Convention held April 10-12 in Prescott. Catherine H. Ellis and Royal John Medley both live in Oracle and submitted proposals on a historic topic to the program committee. Once their proposal was accepted, they had to submit a paper on the topic. They competed against many other historians and historical writers. Their papers were chosen by the committee to be part of the Convention’s program.

Catherine Ellis is a published author of numerous historical books and articles. Among her books are “Oracle and the San Pedro River Valley” and “Latter-day Saints in Tucson”. She spoke under the session titled “The Mexican Revolution and the Mormons”. Her presentation was titled “If We Were Living Near a Volcano: Roberta Flake Clayton in Mexico 1910-1915”.

John Medley’s presentation was given during the session “What About the Water” and was titled “Citrus and Saguaros: An Illustrated History of Citrus in Arizona”. John is an avid collector of vintage produce crate label art and has had an illustrated book published titled “Images of the Sweet Potato – An American Art Form”. He is also very knowledgeable about the history of agriculture in Arizona and crate labels.

John Hernandez (537 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Oracle Firewise meeting welcomes Superior Fire

    July 20th, 2017
    by

      Oracle Fire District undisputedly has an amazing base of volunteers who are ready and willing to help out during […]


    Oracle Inn has new owner

    July 20th, 2017
    by

      The Oracle Inn Steakhouse is now under new ownership. The restaurant and bar has been an important part of […]


    Sea Lions win against Florence; Arianna Ervin named ‘Beast of the Week’

    July 13th, 2017
    by

      On Saturday, July 8, the Sea Lions Swim Team hosted the Florence Sharks in the Mammoth Pool.  The Sea […]


    Pinal County Issues Air Quality Advisory for Oracle, Mammoth, San Manuel area

    July 7th, 2017
    by

    FLORENCE, AZ – The Pinal County Air Quality Department (PCAQD) is issuing an air quality advisory due to the potential for […]


  • Additional Stories

    Firefighters kept busy as wildfire season kicks up; Oracle Firewise Board to meet Tuesday

    July 6th, 2017
    by

      Is your property ready for the wildfire season?   Do you have an action plan should you need to […]


    Ready for some illumination? GLOW! returning this year

    July 6th, 2017
    by

      After taking a year off, GLOW!, the multi-media illuminated art show is returning to the Triangle L Ranch in […]


    Update: Burro Fire at 11 Percent Containment as of July 5, 2017

    July 6th, 2017
    by

    Burro Fire 11 Percent Containment July 5, 2017, Evening Update Acreage: 24,547 acres (estimated)         Percentage of […]


    Sea Lions win in Coolidge; Annie Nemons named ‘Beast of the Week’

    June 29th, 2017
    by

      The Sea Lions Swim Team competed against the Coolidge Dolphins at the Coolidge Pool on Saturday June 24.  The […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger