To Show Low I Go
Established in 1870, incorporated in 1953, and located at an elevation of 6,412 feet, Show Low sits in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the United States. It is 175 miles northeast of Phoenix and 195 miles north of Tucson. Show Low offers panoramic views, good fishing in mountain lakes and streams, and miles of wilderness for hiking, camping, cycling, horseback riding and downhill and cross-country skiing. It also features unique shops and fine, as well as casual, dining at many restaurants. The City also provides a broad range of Recreational Facilities.This opportunity is nothing short of an answer to prayer. My wife and I have continued to debate and arrange a way to move out of the city to a smaller town so that our kids can grow up as kids when all of a sudden this opportunity presented itself.
Show Low received its name when C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, "Show low it is."
We found a place on the mountain side among the dense ponderosa pines although I'm currently holed up in a Day's Inn. My family will join me at the end of this month and we'll move into our new home. Everyone is really excited, including me. While we've lived in large cities for the entirety of our marraige, my wife and I have always wanted to move to a small town where we can raise our kids. Our wish has come true and perhaps the best part is that my wife will no longer have to work out of the home any longer.
Well, I'll be back sometime soon with more pictures of our new town.