Published by the Northern Gila County Historical Society, Inc. Copyright 2012 by Rim Country Museum Press, Payson, AZ. Paperback/spiral bound; 62 pages.
Payson has a long history as a remote mountain town that, in the 1880s, was home to the Tonto Apaches, along with 40 ranchers and prospectors. A few stores, a sheriff, a doctor, schools and a post office rounded out the sense of community in the early days. Some aspects of civilization came late to the hardy souls nestled just below the Mogollon Rim. This book is a guide to the historic properties adjoining Main Street from highway 87 (Beeline Highway) to Green Valley Park. The tour starts at the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce and goes west on the north side of Main Street, then comes back east on the south side of Main Street. Historical markers are located at several addresses on this tour. Locations of these markers are noted next to the address in this guide. Includes map of Main Street with locations numbered. Also includes notations on those pioneers buried in the Payson Pioneer Cemetery.