The old army scout Henry Irving had retired and after living for some years with relatives at San Carlos and Camp Verde he settled with his wife and other relatives on Indian Hill in the center of Payson. 
Henry Irving is a figurehead in the history of the Tonto Apache Tribe at Payson, and his fascinating story bridges the years from the tribe’s confinement at San Carlos in the 1870s to the time they received their own reservation in the 1970s.
John Francis Holder’s home state was Mississippi, where, at the age of 29, he was a widower with five children.
If the sons of Peter and Sallie Haught had stayed in Texas, their descendants would have been millionaires.
David Douglas Gowan was born in Scotland in 1843 and raised by his fisherman family to be a man of the sea.
Arizona’s Mogollon Rim country was destined for international fame when it was discovered by author Zane Grey in 1918.
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.
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.
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.
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.