Billie Williams Yost Collection
- 42 black-and-white photographs
- Views include:
- Flagstaff, Arizona school children, sheriffs, and still, 1930's; Mormon Lake and Lake Mary; lumber trains; Leupp Indian School; railroad at Winslow, 1902; Blue Canyon; Hopi Snake Dance at Walpi, 1911 and at Hotevilla, AZ, 1912; Hopi Villages; Keam's Canyon; gold dredge in San Juan river, 1890's
- Biographic note:
- Born Bernetta Williams, on February 27, 1907, Billie Williams Yost was the youngest of four children of Bill and Gertrude Williams who operated Red Lake Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation for many years. Mrs. Yost began her journalistic career with the Winslow Mail, and later became a newspaper reporter for Flagstaff's Arizona Daily Sun. In 1966, she became Coconino County Clerk of the Superior Court, an office she held until her retirement in 1975. In 1987, she was voted into the Democratic Party Hall of Fame for her contributions, dedication, and service.
- See the Curator of Photography regarding permission to duplicate images of the Hopi religious ceremonies.
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