Local Authors Contribute History Column


Local authors Jayne Peace and Jinx Pyle will share their vast knowledge of the history of the Rim country in a new column in The Rim Review starting next week.

The two are also owners of Git A Rope! Publishing, Inc., and in their first year of operation, published six books.

Look for excerpts of these publications to color their columns in the Review.

Among the titles published by Git A Rope! are "Volume One of the Daughters of the Gila County Pioneers"; "Looking Through the Smoke" and "Blue Fox" by Pyle; and the revised version of Peace's "The History of Gisela, Arizona."

Both Peace and Pyle are life-long residents of the Rim country and come from pioneer stock. They will have plenty of historic stories to share with readers of The Rim Review.

"‘Looking Through The Smoke' chronicles a three-generation span of firsthand knowledge of Arizona's Tonto National Forest, and offers a rare understanding of contemporary forest and forest health issues," Tommie Martin of Tonto Natural Resource Conservation District said when the book was accepted as testimony by a U.S. sub-committee on forests and forest health. It was submitted into testimony at a field hearing March 6 in Flagstaff. Because it was accepted as testimony, copies were sent to 50 U.S. Congressmen.

Many longtime readers of the Roundup will recognize Jayne Peace as a former writer and managing editor. She was with the paper for several years in the 1980s.

The new column on history, "Backtrackin'" will make its debut in the Dec. 3 edition of The Rim Review.

The columns by Peace and Pyle will replace the work of historian Stan Brown.

Brown, who wrote columns for both the Review and the Payson Roundup for many years, recently retired due to health concerns following heart bypass surgery.

He was thrilled at the prospect of seeing the work of Peace and Pyle.

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