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This is the flat in the area of Pine Creek’s junction with the East Verde River. Pine Creek is in the line of trees in the distance, the East Verde on the left. It was in this area that the Mormon settlers established what they called Mazatzal City in the 1870s.

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Frontier teacher in Tonto Basin

Chapter 2: Wild Ride to Tonto Basin

 The young teacher Angie Mitchell was on her way from the comforts of the Territorial capital in Prescott to the unknown settlement of Tonto Basin.


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