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ZANE GREY CABIN...

 

 

Hours

Admission

Mon./Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat. Hours:  10am  –  4pm

Sunday Hours:  1pm - 4pm

-- Closed on Tuesday --

Adults

$5.00

Seniors (55+)

$4.00

Students (12-18)

$3.00

Children under 12

  Free

 

The original Zane Grey cabin was located 18 miles east of Payson along Tonto Creek beneath the Mogollon Rim.  The cabin was built in the early 1920’s and burned in the 1990 Dude Fire.  The replica of the cabin was opened in Payson’s award-winning Green Valley Park in 2005.  The replicated cabin is a historically accurate educational exhibit.  The cabin gives local residents and worldwide visitors the opportunity to learn more about Zane Grey and his place in history.  It also provides a superior venue for school tours to allow students to learn about this area and Zane Grey.  Admission includes a guided tour of the Zane Grey cabin and the Rim Country Museum.

 

Zane Grey and his stories are an important part of our nation’s western heritage and a part of our local history.  “My beloved Arizona” was the term of endearment Grey bestowed upon this state.  From 1918-1929, Grey regularly spent time in Arizona, owning numerous pieces of land and helping immortalize Rim Country through books such as “Under the Tonto Rim,” “Code of the West,” and “To the Last Man.”  In these books, Grey put into words how everyone feels when they see the scenery of Rim Country while also describing the way of life of pioneer families such as the Haughts.

 

Grey’s popularity and proliferation were unprecedented in his time.  Virtually all of his circa 60 novels, 200 short stories, non-fiction westerns, hunting and fishing articles, books, and 130 movies were enormously successful.  Grey’s books have been published in over 20 languages and his name graces schools, libraries, museums, civic groups, roads, subdivisions, and a liberty ship.  His movies launched the careers of Shirley Temple, John Wayne, Tom Mix, and Randolph Scott.

 

Grey also co-founded the Izaak Walton League, a conservationist organization whose publication was the forerunner of Outdoor America.  He owned patents on fishing lures and held eleven world records in deep sea fishing.  His fans have included the likes of Anwar Sadat, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, and George H. Bush.

 

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