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Settling Christopher Creek, Arizona

Before being known for its beautiful camping spots, refreshing swimming holes, and picturesque pine forest that brings thousands to Arizona's Rim Country every year, the area of Christopher Creek, Arizona was a quiet, not well known, paradise.

Read the story below written by Clayann Ashby Cook about the first settlers of Christopher Creek and how these early pioneers settled what would be one of the most desired Arizona getaway locations to escape from the valley heat.

As residents and visitors of Gila County, one can only tip their hat and thank families like the Ashby's who have helped develop places such as Christopher Creek that we can now enjoy and explore.

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