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Navajo County Historical Society

Informational Handouts

Invitation to a Hanging

Sheriff's Badge Meaning

Hashkife Posse

Sheriff's Office Door to Jail







Holbrook's Old West History


Holbrook's Old West History is full of tales of a town "too tough for women and churches", where a saloon gunfight ended with what appeared to be "buckets of blood" on the floor, which now name the site and the street and where an official invitation to a hanging offended the govenor - so the sheriff issued a second invitation!

Come take the walking tour of Holbrook, walk through and explore the museum and the historic jail used up to 1976. Join us for our annual Old West Days in August.

Discover a rich history of Old West lore quietly awaiting exploration, secreted away in historic Holbrook.

Commodore Perry Owens

Art Renderings in the Navajo County Historic Courthouse jail. Two examples below of inmate artwork.

NCHS Jail Art

NCHS Jail Art