Mormon Settlement of the Forestdale Valley


Publication: Archaeology Southwest, Vol. 19, No. 2

Author: Lauren Jelinek

Date of Publication: 2005

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Abandoned less than six years after its founding, the Mormon settlement in the Forestdale Valley, on what is now the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in east-central Arizona, continues to raise questions. The settlement in the Forestdale Valley, 60 miles south of Holbrook, near present-day Show Low, was one of the earliest attempts to expand Mormon colonization farther south in Arizona Territory.