Carl Henning

Replicating Zane Grey

Zane Grey was disappointed in the cabin he commissioned on the Mogollon Rim (pronounced muggy-own). He expected a log cabin, but got a New England style cottage because the builder figured he was an Easterner. (Ok, he was born in Ohio.) His cabin had been abandoned, rebuilt to the original plans, and then burned down in the Dude Fire in 1990. My parents had visited the original; I remember they saw a cougar on the way there.

The replica cabin is part of the Rim Country Museum in Payson, AZ. No photography allowed inside, but here’s the outside:

The original location had no road so all the material was brought in on pack mules.

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