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SUSANAH CARNEY Special for the Daily Sun

125 years ago

1896: The 20th century is sure to be a good time for housekeepers. Many inventions suggest it. One of these inventions is the electric oven, which is even ahead of Edward Atkinson’s famous Aladdin oven. The electric stove is polished to a glossy finish on the outside and does not heat up on the outside, making it the right thing for the summer. Its inner surface is filled with asbestos to keep the heat inside and to bring it to the even, gentle glow required for baking or roasting. The result is more similar to that of the old Dutch oven than has been achieved with any equipment since the appearance of the cooker. For roasting, roasting, braising, etc., each device has its own electrical arrangement. It is placed at the top of the area and the power is simply turned on. A multi-course dinner can be perfectly prepared without dust, ash, cold, worrying or lighting the fire.

100 years ago

1921: Many Flagstaff folks have seen the occasional Ford truck with a tarpaulin on two wooden ribs in town for the past two months. It looked like the outfit of a tourist traveling the country with more thrift than comfort. The occupants of the car we know today are Professor HS Colton, an ornithologist from the University of Pennsylvania, and his wife, the latter a recognized artist. You will study the small ruined houses scattered throughout Coconino County and receive rare curiosities and materials for a new book on the early Indians of the Southwest. Professor Colton has already written two or three of these books. The common tourist, indeed the average resident here, does not realize that there are dozens of these prehistoric little houses in ruins in this county, many of them in near perfect condition, and most of them far more interesting than the Cliff Dwellings ever were. But the latter, incidentally located near Flagstaff on the main street, are widely famous, while the former were almost unknown and visited by very few.

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