Oracle and the San Pedro River Valley
African American Women of the Old West
Oracle Historian Vol. 1
Little Cowpunchers site
William Curly Neal page
Apaches Tell Their Story
Harold Bell Wright site
Some sources of information on Oracle and the region...
Acadia Ranch Museum
The Acadia Ranch Museum offers interpretive displays on the history of Oracle, as well as an array of ranching, mining and other historic artifacts and an extensive photography and research archive.(read more).
The Museum is located at 825 Mt. Lemmon Road in Oracle (click here for map, directions and hours).
You are welcome, in general, to make appointments for special tours or to browse extensive photo and documents archives, as well as files and books on southern Arizona history, housed in the Lisa Armstrong Memorial Reading Room. Please call 520-896-9609 or email oraclehistoricalsociety @ gmail•com for more information.
The following publications can be ordered from the Oracle Historical Society. For more details, please call 520-896-9609 or email oraclehistoricalsociety @ gmail•com.
- The Oracle Historian (volumes 1-10) gives an in-depth look into the people and histories that surround the town of Oracle. Learn more about the pioneer men and women who first settled in the area, as well as the many notable figures who made their lives here.
- Oracle and the San Pedro River Valley by Cathy Ellis looks at Oracle and the surrounding region's history through its archival photographs.
- Annies Guests: Tales from a Frontier Hotel by Barbara Marriot. Oracle's Mountain View Hotel attracted well-to-do easterners, writers, foreign dignitaries, prospectors, celebrities and a few dubious characters too. Learn about the couple who made it possible in this popular historical fiction.
- The recently published African American Women of the Old West, written by Tricia Martineau-Wagner, contains a full chapter devoted to the life of Annie Box Neal, beloved proprietoress of the Mountain View Hotel.
- Canyon of Gold by Barbara Marriott pays tribute to the pioneers of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.
- City of Gold by Barbara Marriott is a pictorial history of the cattle ranch days (and before) that preceded nearby Oro Valley's founding in 1974.
Online History Resources
Questions or Comments?
Please feel free to contact us at
OracleHistoricalSociety @ gmail . com or call (520) 896-9609. As we are generally have limited hours, please give us a few days in order to respond.
We are very grateful for your interest.