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This is the Pieper Saloon as it appeared in the 1890s, and the corner of Main and The Alley.

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The Story of Payson, Arizona

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.

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