Short articles relating to the early history. Contains a complete file of Portal Rescue newsletters. Available for viewing at the Portal Library. (Desk just inside front door.)


A Portal to Paradise by Alden Hayes, the University Press - “a fairly

accurate and occasionally anecdotal history of the area” A rich account of the region and more, a celebration of rural life, brimming with tales of people whose stories were shaped by the landscape.

AVAILABLE AT the Portal Library,


Chiricahua Journals by R.W. Morrow A delightful collection of reminiscences of events and places by a pioneer in the area. This is real history.

Available @ R.W. Morrow, 2200 W. Cedar Rd., Portal, AZ 85632-8045 $16.95


Cochise County Historical Society (formerly Cochise Quarterly)

The following selections offer a glimpse of a diversity of local history

These articles are available at the Portal Library - window shelf.

More information, more articles are available at:

Cochise County Historical Society

1001 Ave D
Douglas, AZ, 85608


overview : The Cochise County Historical Society is a volunteer run organization that always has room for new volunteers. - Located in the Douglas-Williams House and Sponsors the Chocise County Genealogical Society .. including a genealogy library with reference manuals, pedigrees, books, and an index of births, deaths, and marriages published in the Douglas Daily Dispatch.

V21 No.2 Summer 1992 Depression days on the ranch - Maryan Stidham

V19 No 3 Fall 1989 Pioneer Painter - Myriam Toles

V 35 No 1 Spring/Summer 2005 Little School in the Canyon

V 20 No 2 Summer 1990 Teacher at Hilltop - Maryan Stidham

V26 No 2 Summer 1996 Sew What? Club, Then until Now - Delane Blondeau

The Glenn faamily: One century of Ranching in Cochise County Bessie Mathewson

History of the Old Reed Place

V21 No 4 Winter 1992 Comments of Weldon. Heald's “Sky Island” or ”Chiricahua Mountains” Vincent D. Roth

How I went to Portal Myriam Toles

An 1864 Scout through the Chiricahuas - Alden C. Hayes

V32 No2 Fall/Winter 2002/2003 Skeleton Canyon Mary Magoffin


Howard Topoff 2011