First Friday at Clark Memorial Clubhouse: The Coon Ranch


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Mark your calendar for March 4, 2022! At 10:00 am, Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum will proudly host Verde Valley native Dennis Coon at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse for a fascinating First Friday In Their Own Words presentation.


Mr. Coon’s grandfather moved to the ranch in Perkinsville in 1924. From then until 1968, the family raised cattle and the boys raised hell. Stories about the little white school bus, skateboarding at TAPCO with the Alvarez boys and the eponymous Dead Horse of State Park fame will be relayed. Artifacts of those rough days will be on display.


This program is offered at no charge, though donations will be gratefully accepted. To research this era, visit the CHSM website at www.clarkdalemuseum.org. High School Yearbooks, phone books and personal histories are available, as is the 2021 Virtual Home Tour, for which there is a modest $20 fee.


Though the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum is only accessible for online visitation at this time, members and volunteers are still being sought. CHSM is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization.

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