Showlow Valley Settlement - 250
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 34° 15.176 W 110° 01.846
12S E 589241 N 3790626
Showlow began as a ranch claimed by Marion Clark and Corydon Cooley.
Waymark Code: WMBPX6
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 06/11/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 18

Inscription: No 250 Erected 1959 Daughters of Utah Pioneers In 1870 Corydon E. Cooley, a government scout and Marion Clark entered this valley and located ranches. Cooley built a log house on the hill. By 1876 many families came, including Alfred Cluff, David E. Adams, Thomas W. Adair, Heber Dalton and others. The settlement was called "Cooley", later changed to Showlow. Homes were built, acres planted to grain and people prospered. A post office was established in 1880 with Cooley as postmaster. A fort protected the people from Indians. Wm. Penrod built a shingle mill. In 1884 the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints organized a Ward with Hans Hansen as Bishop. Cooley Camp Apache County, Ariz.
Marker Name: Showlow Valley Settlement

Marker Number: 250

Marker Text: Not listed

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