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Mar 23, 2015 - Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park Wikipedia Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a recreation park with Camping, Horseback riding, Fishing, and relaxing. NO visitors center or historical sites.

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Mar 5, 2014 - Dead Horse Ranch SP

Located in the middle of Arizona and nestled in the Verde River Valley is a wonderful state park. Many years ago, a family was looking for ranch land. They looked at several locations and asked the children which one they liked best..."The one with the dead horse!," they exclaimed with enthusiasm. The name stuck and when the property was turned over to Arizona, the name stayed with it. The campground loops are all equally nice. The Quail loop has more trees, but at this elevation, we didn't think shade was such a critical need. There are...

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Apr 13, 2012 - Visiting Verde Valley

Low key and relaxing would be the words to describe our week here in Cottonwood, Arizona. Our decision to stay at Dead Horse Ranch State Park was a good one. The park is situated at the edge of the “old town” section of Cottonwood. The park is quite large so we used our bicycles to explore the different sections. One day we cycled down to the Tavasci Marsh located in the park, parked our bikes and then walked through the marsh and up to the Tuzigoot National Monument. Tuzigoot are the pueblo ruins of the Sinaguan Indians. The ruins sit up...

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Apr 8, 2012 - Love Potion #9 - NOT

“I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink…” You might recognize these lyrics from the 1950s song entitled “Love Potion Number 9.” These are the words that came to Art as he was drinking a gallon solution in preparation for his colonoscopy. “It smelled like turpentine, it looked like Indian ink…” Colon cancer attacks the large intestine. It is a slow-growing cancer and the third most common cancer in men and women. Regular screening can help with early detection and screenings are recommended for those over 50. Art is way overdue...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Dead Horse State Park, AZ

Yes that really is the name of the state park and yes it really was named after a dead horse... Spent a few days here on our way to the Grand Canyon. It was nice to be back in the boonies after 6 mos in SD. We even had a visitor one day...glad he didn't stay long... The Tuzigoot ruins were built by a people called Sinagua who populated this region from about 1000-1400 A.D. They left the region and nobody knows what happened to them or why they left. The ruins had about 110 rooms and were three stories high at one time.

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