New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors Catherine Ellis and D. L. Turner, is The White Mountains of Apache County. This latest volume of the Images of America series is filled with more than 200 vintage images chronicling the history of the White Mountains.
Towns and communities such as Springerville, Eagar, Alpine, Nutrioso, Vernon, Greer, McNary, and Maverick of Apache County's White Mountains hold fascinating histories of outlaws and Arizona Rangers; Texas cattlemen and Mormon farmers; and New Mexico Hispanics and forest service men.
Aldo Leopold was one of the forest service men who, in A Sand County Almanac, described the Boneyard, Campbell Blue, and Frijole Cienega. Of Paradise Valley, he wrote, "What else could you call it?" In 1913, the Good Roads Association described the roads winding through the area with "canyons that are flanked on every side by timber-covered, snow-clad peaks." It also noted that the area had become "an interesting point for the genuine home seeker, who will not likely want to continue his journey farther." That description remains true today.
Highlights of The White Mountains of Apache County:
• Brings together the stories behind many landmarks, customs and natural areas.
• Offers a new perspective on local law enforcement and the Arizona Rangers during the region’s “Wild West’ days.
• Pays tribute to Fidencio “Fide” Baca and Jack Becker, both of whom dedicated their lives to the history of their beloved White Mountains.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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