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Bear Springs, AZ

Bear Springs

Navajo Co.

So called, because on the roundup about 1885, a bear was killed here by roping him.  At one of the heads of Dacker wash, in T. 11 N., R. 17 E., about 10 miles east of Phoenix Park.

Ranch located about 1886, by one James Stott, a boy from Massachusetts, who started a horse ranch here known as the "Circle Dot" ranch.  Because of his alleged affiliations with questionable horse dealers, he was taken from his cabin here in August, 1887, by a vigilante committee and hanged, with two other men, near where the Holbrook-Pleasant Valley trail crossed the Verde road.

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