Flagstaff Story: Dixon, the “Jeweler”, dramatically disappeared from history

A new subdivision “The Country Club” with 200 homesteads is to be opened shortly. It is right at the top of Switzer Canyon, which is about to be dammed to create a beautiful deep lake 2 miles in length. The new development is just a short minute walk from the head of our new lake.

Floyd Copeland Doney Park, rancher, was in town this week and says HB Fay is out and about in the area and is now conducting surveys for the proposed new irrigation project.

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Has anyone seen our new jeweler? The strange disappearance of S. Dixson, the former “jeweler” here. According to all information, a parody of the tragedy.

Dixon came here earlier this month with a Chevrolet full of trash. He opened a jewelry store with display cases with necklaces, clocks and wristwatches. A week later, sometime between sunset and dawn, Dixon disappeared.

50 years ago

1971: With our first real snow storm of the season falling over a foot of the white cloth on us, everything in town was closed except for the Arizona Snowbowl, which opened on Saturday with a full 18 inches of new powder.

Flagstaff police reported 630 vehicles slipped off the area’s roads. At least one person, a Taiwanese woman, was injured when their tour bus crashed on I-40.

The demise of Travelers Checks is just around the corner. Counterfeits keep returning to Flagstaff dealers.

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