Stan Brown

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Characters under the Rim – Chapter 22: Alfred (aka Fred) 
Haught

Back When

If the sons of Peter and Sallie Haught had stayed in Texas, their descendants would have
been millionaires.

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Characters Below the Rim: Chapter 21 – David Gowan

Back When

David Douglas Gowan was born in Scotland in 1843 and raised by his fisherman family to be a man of the sea.

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Characters Below the Rim: Chapter 20 – Zane Grey

Back When

Arizona’s Mogollon Rim country was destined for international fame when it was discovered by author Zane Grey in 1918.

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Characters Below the Rim: Chapter 19 – Wesley Floyd William Goswick

Back When

Those who lived in the Rim Country before State Route 87 became a divided highway will remember coming down Slate Creek Hill and driving through the main street of a ghost town called Goswick’s Camp.

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Rim Country Places

Chapter 24: Mount Ord

The lofty Mazatzal Mountains presented the formidable barrier to the Tonto Basin, and had to be breached if the army and pioneers were ever to settle the Rim Country.

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Chapter 22: Mazatzal Mountains

The Mazatzal Mountain range forms a boundary between Gila County and Maricopa County; it rises on the southwestern edge of Tonto Basin and descends into the Sonoran Desert at the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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Chapter 21: Mazatzal City

If you have made a practice of exploring new places in the Rim Country, you have undoubtedly been taken by surprise to come upon some hidden pocket of beauty you never saw before.

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Chapter 20: Jake’s Corner

The place known today as Jake’s Corner is 25 miles north of Roosevelt Lake and three miles east of State Route 87 on Route 188.

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Chapter 19: Horton Creek and Indian Gardens

You would not expect to find a place in the Rim Country named after a politician — that is until you come upon Horton Creek. William B. Horton was one of the leaders in public education for Territorial Arizona, and as superintendent of public instruction from 1883 to 1897, he and his successor Robert Long, were instrumental in bringing the unorganized schools of the Territory into a unified system.

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Chapter 18: Happy Jack, Clint's Well and Long Valley

Map-makers and map-readers have puzzled for years over the fact that the Happy Jack post office is in Long Valley and the Long Valley Ranger Station is at Happy Jack. As we might expect, “herein lies a tale.”

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