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The White Mountains of Northern Arizona

The White Mountains are located in Northeastern Arizona and has grown to be a very popular tourist destination.  Just a short scenic drive from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson, the White Mountains are the 2nd highest mountain range in the state with elevations ranging from 6300 feet to 10,912 feet with 40 lakes and over six hundred miles of rivers & streams.  The pine tree forest scent the clean fresh air.

The influences of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, bandits and Hispanic settlers have all contributed to the charm and uniqueness of the White Mountain area.  All of the White Mountain communities have a rich historic heritage of pioneers who in the arly 1800's, trapped, farmed, ranched and settled the small communites that turned into the towns and cities that we see today.

Fort Apache, an Army outpost in the mid 1800's which is located on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation was the number one employer for the surrounding communities.  Mule teams freighted supplies to the Fort from as far away as Holbrook, St. Johns, and Linden.

As the settlement of the white Mountains progressed and as the communities grew in population, lumber mills replaced Fort Apache as the main employer for the White Mountain communities.  Tom Pollock, a Flagstaff businessman, sold his floundering lumber mill to W.M. Cady and James G. McNary.  Cady & McNary migrated to the White Mountains from Louisiana in 1920.  The mill prospered by harvesting timber from the largest stand of Pondersoa Pines in the world.  The McNary Lumber Mill now known as the town of McNary closed down in 1976.  Remnants of the old mill still exist today.

Tourism & development quickly became the number one mainstay for the econmic growth of the White Mountains.  In 1972, Sunrise Ski Resort became operational for downhill skiing and is considered one of the better facilities in the Southwest.  Golf courses and other resort developments soon followed.  The White Mountains have truly become a recreational paradise for enthusiasts seeking mountain adventures and lifestyle. 

The White Mountain communites offer a great lifestyle.  The people who live here are the warmest and friendliest people you will ever encounter.  The White Mountains provide great healthcare, schools and air transportation  to and from the area.  The scenic drive time is estimated around 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours form Phoenix and Tucson.

We, at Laurie McCain Realty invite you to come visit, and enjoy all the wonderful recreational opportunities and the diversed cultural lifestyles that the White Mountains of Arizona have to offer.

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