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

The Pleasant Valley War a.k.a. The Graham-Tewksbury Feud

Circa 1882 - 1892

 
 
The Pleasant Valley War a.k.a. The Graham-Tewksbury Fued Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Houdek, September 21, 2008
1. The Pleasant Valley War a.k.a. The Graham-Tewksbury Fued Marker
Inscription. One of the West’s Longest and Bloodiest feuds took place here and around Pleasant Valley. The Grahams and the Tewksburys had been in the cattle business and it seems probable that they first fell out over the division of cattle they jointly owned (some believe stole). “Sheep were introduced into the valley in 1887 and this was an aggravating factor, drawing in cattle and sheep men from Holbrook and Flagstaff. Historians still debate the details of the feud that included brand changing, cattle and horse rustling, ambushes, murder, vigilantes, and lynching.” But it is well known that as many as twenty men lay dead by its conclusion.
 
Erected 2008 by Lost Dutchman 5917+4, E Clampus Vitus and the Pleasant Valley Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 6.106′ N, 110° 56.371′ W. Marker is in Young, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on Desert to Tall Pines Highway / Young Highway Road (State Highway 288). Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Young Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Young AZ 85554, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. Young, Arizona can be reached by driving south from Highway 260 for 25 miles or by driving north 66 miles from Globe, Arizona.
 
Also see . . .  Pleasant Valley War. A short description of the incident. (Submitted on October 19, 2011.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photo   1. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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