Keep Them Doggies Movin’ The Heber-Reno driveway was established in 1890 and has been used to drive sheep into the White Mountains for more than a century. Each spring the sheep would begin a six-week, 220 mile adventure towards cooler climates. Crossing the Salt River  they were driven up to the Mogollon Rim and on to, Read More

An Arizona Homestead When most people hear the name Molly Butler, they typically associate the name with Arizona’s oldest continually operating lodge, Molly Butler’s Lodge located in Greer, Arizona. What most don’t know, is the remarkable history behind Molly Butler the person and her connection with the X Diamond Ranch. It was in 1833, Read More

The Ranchers Brown’s Ranch Trail in Arizona contains multiple sandy paths that have been used by the Hohokam Indians, Mid-Century Ranchers, Hikers and Mountain Bikers alike. Archaeologist Thomas Write published data suggesting the earliest existence of human life on Brown’s Ranch date 7000 BC [3]. Hohokam is a Pima word meaning “those who have gone”. The Hohokam indians, Read More

A River Runs Along It Thompson Trail #629, named after the Thompson Ranch, was built in a combined effort with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, US Forrest Service, a grant from The Heritage Fund along with numerous volunteers. As you travel down FR 116, approximately 200 yards before the trailhead, you will see the foundation and, Read More

The Sleeping Giant he Sleeping Giant, also known as Nounou Mountain, is located on Kauai, Hawaii. The formation received its name due to its resemblance of a reclining human figure, and from a Native Hawaiian legend about a giant who, after great labor and overeating, lay to rest and has yet to be awaken., Read More

The Rancher The creek and spring is named after cattle rancher L.J. Horton who settled near the creek in the 1880’s. While we still don’t know much about L.J. Horton, he did write memoirs while residing in the Arizona Pioneer Home about the Pleasant Valley War which can be found at the Sharlot Hall, Read More