This book provides a chapter in Arizona history often overlooked. The Rim Country, in the center of the state, has historically been one of the most isolated regions in the country. Now the reader can become acquainted with the families who settled in this remote place and those who followed. Today thousands of residents flee to the mountainous Rim Country, with its three national forests, to escape the heat and enjoy the outdoors year round. Few realize the area's rich history. Now comes this historically accurate telling of pioneer settlement. The book focuses on the two rivers that drain these central mountains, with the events and characters that occurred along their flowing waters. The book is a significant preservation of stories that would otherwise soon be lost. Relying largely on oral histories and good storytelling, The Tale of Two Rivers both entertains and educates readers of all ages.
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I just finished reading this wonderful book. I REALLY enjoyed all of the rich history of the Rim Country. As I was reading through the stories I felt transported to a time and place when the West was being built. The heroism of those early settlers, braving through harsh land and tough weather to make a new home was just incredible. I gained a new appreciation for the native people's struggle to reach out to these foreign settlers and at the same time try to keep their land and their lifestyle to no avail. Aside from the historical perspective, the book is also littered with funny little sub-stories like how Gisela (which I always thought was pronounced 'Jizzela') and the Baby Doll Ranch got their names, as well as uncle Frank chasing the hatchery truck. There is a great blend of history and storytelling that kept me glued to see what adventures awaited in the next chapter. It truly gave me a new appreciation for that wonderful state of Arizona and all its rich history. Thank you for putting pen to paper to share your collection of facts, stories and personal memories. I became so attached that I almost feel like I lived that history myself.
For students of history, buffs interested in western history, or general readers who enjoy a good story, this book is a must. Brown takes us into the heart of Apache country and leads us through the White settlement of one of America's most beautiful settings.