December 17, 2008
A historic view of Main Street in Payson, with a freighter’s train ready to pull out and Boardman’s Rock Store in the background.
Stories this photo appears in:
Chapter 9: FIRST STORES AND SALOONS
In the spring of 1886, a settler named Frank Alkire came through Payson on his way to lay claim to Indian Gardens along Tonto Creek. Years later he recalled how the town appeared.