April 5, 2005
After safely crossing the flooded Tonto Creek near Punkin Center,
8-year-old Ashley Ford and Reina Socarras, 11, share a hug before
attending class at the Tonto Basin School. Residents stranded on
the east side of Tonto Creek when it floods now have a new way to
clear the creek -- a 1967 Kaiser 5-ton 6-by-6. The vehicle was
donated to the George Allen Ewing family by the Mazatzal Casino and
Tonto Apache Tribe.