Olga Valenzuela Camacho

Maria Olga Valenzuela Camacho, (Auntie Olga), age 98, passed away peacefully on April, 27, 2018 at Casa de La Luz in Tucson, Arizona. She was born in 1919 to Frank Bartlett Valenzuela and Juanita Maldonado Valenzuela in Amado, AZ. Over […]

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Proctor Family Reunion on Historic Family Ranch

Proctor Reunion 11-06-1982

Calling all Proctors! A family reunion is being planned at the Historic Hacienda de la Canoa on March 3, 2018 from 10am-2pm. The Canoa ranch is where Charles A. Proctor worked as a Foreman/Superintendent for Maish and Driscoll cattle interests […]

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Charles A Proctor’s Death and the Aftermath

Proctor Box Canyon Ranch 1900s

A few mysteries surround Charles A Proctor’s untimely death. How did he really die? What were his troubles? Can we ever prove he was murdered? And why did the newspapers have several different stories? We know a few things. He […]

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Proctor Pioneer – The American Generations is a family history project that documents how the Proctor family moved from settling parts of New England to heading out West in 1858. The original Proctor pioneers of Southern Arizona settled in in 1876 and prospered with cattle ranches, gambling and mining over the years. Their story of surviving the wild west can match any Hollywood western.

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Box Canyon Ranch Tomfoolery

Box Canyon Ranch 1914

In the late 18oos southern Arizona ranchers were not just neighbors they were family. Literally, “slim pickings” as the locals would say. Many of the pioneer families are unified through work and family.

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