Edson Whipple was an early pioneer in the White Mountain area. His descendant, “Winkie” Wendell Whipple was for many years the president of our Historical Society. Winkie worked with the City of Show Low, served as the City’s mayor and council member, with his dedication to both the city and the museum, both entities have a solid foundation to further their combined interest in the City of Show Low. Winkie was a “REAL” cowboy! He enjoyed working his ranch and having barbecue cookouts.
The written history of Edson’s descedants are on display in this room for the visitor to enjoy reading and reflecting on a bye gone era in Show Low. Artifacts in this room include beautiful dresses worn by Anna Whipple, Edson’s sitting chair, Winkies cowboy hat, rope and gloves, and several written family history books.