April 16, 2013
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If it seems a little crowded in Payson lately, it may be because August is the month chosen most frequently for vacations in the United States. With temperatures at triple digits in the Valley of the Sun, it is no wonder folks head north to Rim Country.
Enthusiastic townspeople, including the Pine/Strawberry Historical Society, Pine Library, LDS church and a bevy of pioneers, on July 9 hosted a hometown centennial celebration in honor of Arizona’s 100th birthday that turned into the highlight of the year in the two tiny mountain hamlets.