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Museums in North Gila County:

   There are several museums in Northern Gila County to visit. Some charge admission to be to continue to grow and acquire new exhibits. This list is only a partial list of what's available to visit in Northern Gila County.

Photo of the rebuilt Zane Grey Cabin in Green Valley Park - Photo by Will Rhea of DragonsFlight Marketing - www.dragonsflight.biz, Copyright 2014  

Zane Grey's Historic Cabin:

In 2003, the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation raised $200,000 to build a replica of the cabin on the grounds of the Rim Country Museum in Payson’s Green Valley Park. Not everything’s the same, of course, but you’ll get the idea. A writer’s chair, a cot, Grey’s saddle, a bear rug, and an array of cowboy boots help visitors visualize what life was like for the writer and avid hunter.

The rebuilt cabin sits on the main lake in Green Valley Park in Payson, Arizona. You can see the lake in the photo below with the plaques of the names and organization of those who rebuilt the Zane Grey Cabin in Green Valley Park.

The Payson Roundup Newspaper also has an article by Carol Zebb entitled "Tour Of Zane Grey’s Cabin, Museum Worth Admission" about the worth of the admission price to the Zane Grey Cabin.

 

Rim Country Museum
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The mission of the Rim Country Museum is to acquire and preserve artifacts and writings related to the history and culture of Northern Gila County for exhibit and research.

The Rim Country Museum is nestled among the green rolling hills and three lakes of the award winning Green Valley Park, which was developed around these historic structures. The Rim Country Museum complex consists of the Oldest Forest Ranger Station and Residence still standing in the Southwest. Both structures were originally built in 1907 and then later re-built upon their original foundations around 1933. The exhibit hall is a replica of the two-story 'Herron Hotel' known as the 'Hilton of Payson' in the early 1900's.

Additionally, we have the Haught cabin from approximately 1900, that was painstakingly moved to these grounds and we were gifted with the top of the Forest Service watchtower from Mt. Ord.

  Photo of the rebuilt Zane Grey Cabin in Green Valley Park - Photo by Will Rhea of DragonsFlight Marketing - www.dragonsflight.biz, Copyright 2014
 
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Pine-Strawberry Museum:

Tucked just beneath Arizona's Backbone, the famed Mogollon Rim, the Pine-Strawberry Museum in Pine, Arizona, was opened in 1979 for the purpose of displaying artifacts relative to the prehistory and history of Pine and its twin among the pines, Strawberry..

The museum relocated to its current location in 1990 from a single room in the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library in Pine.

The museum houses prehistoric artifacts found in the land area of Pine and Strawberry Valleys and near plateaus, as well as artifacts actually brought and used by the earliest settlers to the communities.

The Strawberry Schoolhouse museum is also close by. Be sure to stop there and see what a pioneer school in Arizona looked like.

 

* Some of this articles information comes from the Payson Rim Country website with permission. Some also comes from Rim Country Museum. Some Photos and more information are from Wikipedia or the aforementioned websites.

 
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