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3 years 8 weeks ago, 1:52 PM

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ISD had a comment on another thread about ups heading our way, and the store mgr stating we were in the boonies.. this is obviously a thanks to our friend Mr D for the new holster, i'm looking forward to it.. history time cause i either type this or go spray more weeds.. working on the second 8 L of ground clear, and lazy.. so heres some history of the area;

on the "boonies" thing.. Peeple Valley is bout as rural as you can get.. choice of two zip codes.. guessing ISD saw kirkland come up at the ups office..thats the "home" zip.. Kirkland is about 15 miles away.. Heres the short history to keep me away from honest labor..

AJ Peeples contracted Pauline Weaver (yep weavers needle in PHX superstion mts) to guide him thru west central AZ in search of gold.. this is back in the mid 1800's.. after going west to Wickenburg they saw a group of 5-6K ft mountains due north.. Pauline, being the guide named these after himself.. Weaver mt which is bout 2 miles away from us is just shy of 7K ft.. you can't see it till you've crested the front range of the Weavers.. These are a U shaped group of Mt's that take up around 30 sq miles of west central AZ, part of the Bradshaw chain that runs N to S thru the center of AZ..

When our group crested the indian path (started as a game trail, now a divided hyway) the valley they "discovered" was named after Peeples.. Not much is known about the original group.. gold was of course discovered and Yarnell is like most other gold camp/towns you find thru the rural west.. What ever original native americans that were here are all gone now.. The last refuge for them was in Skull Valley which is another little burg like Peeples Valley, except it has three business establishments.. (PV has 2).. We do have paved roads (sorta) least the access to PV is paved.. Hays ranch road.. Named after an old AZ legislator who lived in the area.. had the pull to get the road named and guess the locals (or he) decided to name it after him.. Highway 89 is one of the more scenic routes you can drive in America.. Starts bout 30 miles south of us, and goes to the Canadian border.. along the way you pass three Natl parks.. Dozens of state parks in AZ, UT, WY, and ID.. including Yellowstone.. It's scenic all the way, and Peeples Valley is no exception.. thats the good stuff.. living rural is a trip.. Wonderful, and a lot of problems at the same time.. closest Dominos is the closest traffic light. 45 miles away.. We see deer and javalina everyday.. and when the sun goes down in the summer the milky way takes your breath away.. Hard to imagine how much grit the original folks had.. today a "dust off" can take care of a heart patient as quick as living in the city.. It takes us an hour to get to a store.. and about the time we start to complain about it we think what it must have been like for the original settlers.. ok.. time to battle the weeds..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
3 years 8 weeks ago, 6:00 PM

greg az

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orthos ground clear is gone.. backs gone.. a cold beer will help with the latter. Just heard that they might have as much as 700 million in the drawing tonight.. good luck to you all.. Had a trip down to our general store so bought (ok wasted) 10 bucks worth just to be part of the action.. So what would you do with close to three quarters of a billion bucks.. Like the GDP of some countries.. Be fun huh.. tell you this much i'd sure share it with ya all.. Figure if we had enough money to buy Bolivia least i could do would be send ya all a buck fifty... braaaahhhaaaa..

Good luck to all..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
3 years 8 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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Greg

I just purchased 30 bucks worth. If I won I'd have an all expense paid Gunslot Members vacation. Bring your guns or just bring yourself and have a week long shooting event. Long guns, pistols, shotguns you name it.

3 years 8 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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Sounds nice, might have to travel out that way one day. Especially if what they said about all the free shooting is true.

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