December 3, 2008
Cowboys line up on Payson’s Main Street to watch the 1890 rodeo in front of Pieper’s Saloon.
Stories this photo appears in:
founded by miners, built by ranchers: the story of payson, arizona - Chapter 8: PAYSON BEGAN AN AUGUST TRADITION
The excitement and terror of Apache raids in the Rim Country had culminated on July 17, 1882 at the Battle of Big Dry Wash. Daily life was becoming less anxious, and settlers could get down to the real business of cattle raising and prospecting.