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Payson in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Historic Mail Trail

Camp Verde Arizona to Payson Arizona Mail Trail

 
 
Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
1. Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker
Located at the J.W. Boardman General Merchandise Plaza - the Heart of Historic Payson.
Inscription. This historic mail trail is dedicated to the memory of the mail riders named below and unknown mail carriers that braved weather, rough terrain and the Verde River to deliver mail 52 miles from Camp Verde to Payson, Arizona from 1884 to 1914.

[Column 1:]
Ashton Nebecker Newton Tipton Clarence Hann William Johnson William Lowthian Mick Wright Juan Portillo Doc Lay Richard Hopkins James Farrell Abner Heath Will Heath Gene Holder Abner Greer Henry Hunter

[Column 2:]
Wiley Nebecker Walter Cox Ora Hann William Goswick Wyllys D. Fuller Burl Wright Robert Gaddis Hyrum Williams Norman Palmer Milton Farrell John Heath Thomas Hunt Alfred Fuller Ben Nail Charles Chilson

[Column 3:]
Preston Gillispie Peter Davis Charles Morris Martin Sullivan Hunter Wright Peter Lazar Richard Woods Nott Hopkins Garfield Farrell Arthur Heath Frank Heath Hank Wingfield Jessie Earl James Cash Tavis Hough

[Column 4:]
Len Hough Richard Clark Ross Fuller Hugh Fuller Hal Fuller Jim Lowthian David Johnson Charles Ryall Joe Leavitt George Blodgett Bud Miller Lee Patterson John Chilson Frank Fuller Howard Peach

Clinton "Tuffy" Peach

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Camp Verde Historic Mail Trail Marker and Nearby Equestrian Statue image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
2. Camp Verde Historic Mail Trail Marker and Nearby Equestrian Statue
Looking east from the marker, West Main Street toward the Beeline Highway (SR 87)
dedication was made possible through the twenty years of collaboration between ranchers, Camp Verde Cavalry (Col. Howard Parrish), the U.S.D.A Forest Service (Ranger Bill Stafford), Camp Verde Historical Society, the town of Camp Verde, Yavapai Apache Nation, Citizens of Pine, the town Payson, and Tonto Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 34° 13.876′ N, 111° 20.264′ W. Marker is in Payson, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on West Main Street 0.6 miles west of Beeline Highway (Arizona Route 87), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This site is at the junction of West Main Street and South McLane Road. Look for the large equestrian statue on the north side of the street. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boardman General Merchandise Plaza, Payson AZ 85541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Rock Store (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Herron Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ox Bow Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Zane Grey's Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ranger Station
Looking South from the Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
3. Looking South from the Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Shoofly Village Ruin (approx. 5.1 miles away); These Trees Planted in Memory of the Firefighters Who Died in the Dude Fire June 26, 1990 (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Payson.
 
Also see . . .  Coconino National Forest Mail Trail #84. This Forest Service Trail web page has extensive history on the mail trail and how it has been kept in historic memory. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
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Looking West - the Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
4. Looking West - the Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker
Southwest corner of the J.W. Boardman and Co. General Merchandise building.
Looking North from the Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
5. Looking North from the Camp Verde to Payson Historic Mail Trail Marker
View up the walk of the J.W. Boardman General Merchandise building.
View of Payson's Historical Marker Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
6. View of Payson's Historical Marker Plaza
Located at the J.W. Boardman General Merchandise building at the corner of West Main Street and South McLain Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,508 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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