Historical Society Needs Information About Paving The Beeline

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If you or someone you know worked on the paving of the Beeline Highway during the 1950s, call Lita at 472-7952.

The Northern Gila County Historical Society plans to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beeline during 2008.

"We need stories about the road that made Payson what it is today. Experiences of the surveyors, blasters, construction crews, local businessmen who convinced the state to fund the project, state politicians who took up the cause and Rim Country forest service staff are important to our celebration of this event," historical society officials said.

They also welcome memories about traveling the old road to Payson before the 1958 paving was finished.

If you have family letters or scrapbooks with pictures of the old road, or you actually worked on the highway, the historical society would like to talk with you.

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