Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z = Zane Grey: A to Z Blogging Challenge

  Zane Grey was and is a beloved western history writer who spent many years in the Rim Country of Arizona.

I visited the original cabin in about 1981. It was located along the Tonto Creek about 18 miles east of Payson. Beautiful country for camping, fishing and just spending a day in the forest. The cabin was built in the early 1920s and remained until it was burned during the Dude Fire in 1990. It contained one large room with the popular decor of the Old West. A small detached kitchen was behind the cabin.

While there I purchased this paperback of one of his most famous books. It still graces my bookshelves along with this one about the Hashknife brand which I've written about twice during this challenge.

From 1918 to 1929 Grey spent most of his time in northern Arizona researching and writing the westerns he became famous for. He was the author of 60 novels, 200 short stories, non-fiction articles and over 100 movies.
A replica of the original cabin was opened in Payson's Green Valley Park in 2005. It is part of the Rim Country Museum.

For more information about the Zane Grey cabin and museum visit Payson.

For those who read my earlier post introducing the Four Cs of Arizona Economy the answer is:
cattle, citrus, copper, cotton and climate
To learn more about the A to Z Blogging Challenge go here.