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"A Most Enjoyable Evening": Music in Early Prescott and Flagstaff, Arizona Territory, ca. 1865-ca. 1890

Abstract Although one finds much scholarship on nineteenth-century music in America, one finds relatively little about music in the post-Civil-War frontier west. Generalities concerning small frontier towns of regional importance remain to be discovered. This paper aims to contribute to scholarship by chronicling musical life in the early years of two such towns in northern Arizona territory: Prescott and Flagstaff. Prescott, adjacent to Fort Whipple, was founded in 1864 to serve as capital of the new territory. Primarily home to soldiers and miners, the town was subject to many challenges of frontier life. Flagstaff, ninety miles to the north-northwest, was founded about two decades later in 1883 during the building of the Atlantic & Pacific Ra... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Johnson, Amber (Author) / Oldani, Robert W. (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Saucier, Catherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing Arts / American History / Arizona Territory History / Flagstaff / Arizona / History of Arizona Territory / Music in Arizona / Prescott / Theater in Arizona Territory
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 207 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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