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PEEPLES VALLEY

During the spring of 1863, A.H. Peeple, a handful of cowboys and guide Paulino Weaver wandered around what are now known as the Weaver Mountains in search of gold. One night, horses broke away from camp during a windstorm, and Weaver and Peeple found them at the top of a hill, in a bowl-shaped depression. They also found gold nuggets the size of potatoes. Today, although Rich Hill is now part of a private claim and off-limits to casual gold hunters, Peeples Valley draws birders, history buffs and nature lovers. And although the Yarnell Hill Fire devastated neighboring Yarnell, Peeples Valley was not directly affected.
— Kelly Vaughn Kramer


 
FOUNDED
1863
  AREA
15 square miles
  ELEVATION
4,479 feet
  COUNTY
Yavapai
 

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