Houston Mesa Road. Houston Loop Trail. Houston Pocket. Houston Brothers Trail.
In the 1870s folks were starting to come into Tonto Basin and what we now call Rim Country.
A tunnel under the Rim is all that is left in the Payson area of the Arizona Mineral Belt Railroad.
Every winter it seems like there’s at least one set of good rains that soaks the region while also causing rivers to rise and road crossings to be treacherous.
The Payson area was known for its moonshine back in the day. The moonshine was called “Payson Dew” and it had a good reputation that went far beyond the region. Here’s a look at this moonshine and the people behind it.
The 1920s were a roaring time in America. Times were good and the automobile was growing in popularity.
The 1950s were a period of growth and change in the Payson region that would lay the groundwork for much more future growth.
In the northern part of Payson is 142.85 acres that were patented in 1920 by Andrew T. Hammons.
If you have been around the Payson area much, you’ve probably seen the term Zane Grey Country.
Tonto Natural Bridge was settled by David Gowan in the 1870s and later patented by a nephew of his, David Gowan Goodfellow.