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Docent Sandy Carson explains to the students how an unknown people, who became known as the Payson People, lived in this area and then disappeared without leaving much behind for archaeologists to document their impact.

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Students learn history of Payson out of the classroom

Britney Curtis simply could not believe that Payson pioneers Henry and Sarah Haught and their five children lived in the single tiny cabin. The cabin now sits on the banks of the lake at Green Valley Park between the Zane Grey Cabin and the Rim Country Museum. “So, is that what it actually looked like?” asked Curtis. Docent Peter Bernard chuckled at the astonishment in her voice.

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