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66710 Hwy 60
(PO Box 700)
Salome, Arizona 85348

Phone: (928) 859-3846
Email: mcmullencoc@tds.net

Providing online information for the communities of the Arizona Outback
since 1997 ... www.AZOutback.net

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18 Campgrounds & RV Parks ... 1 State Park ... 1 County Park ... 3 Motels ... 7 Restaurants / 3 Lounges ... 1 Golf Course ... 8 Churches ... 1 Medical Center with Heliport ... Volunteer Fire and Medical Personnel

Desert Vistas ... Ghost Towns ... Off-Road Recreation Rockhounding ... Historic Sites ... Old Mines ... Wildlife ... Golf ... Water Sports & Sunbathing

MCMULLEN VALLEY - THE HEART OF THE ARIZONA OUTBACK

McMullen Valley was named after its first businessman, James McMullen, who opened a stage station on the La Paz Road in May, of 1855.  The May 14, 1866 edition of the Prescott Miner reported: “McMullen has a fine well near Granite Wash, upon the La Paz Road.  He also keeps a first class station with good food for man and beast.”  Occasionally, the name “Grace Valley” is applied to this area, for Grace Salome Pratt, whose husband, Charles, tried to start an agricultural colony in the Salome portion of the valley.

The McMullen Valley area experiences a full range of climate variances. It is not unusual for a mid-winter freeze to dip into the teens - gardeners need to be aware of frost sensitive warnings for plants. Farmers are known to use crop dusters during the occasional winter freezes to circulate the air in an attempt to prevent freezes and damage to their crops.

Summer high temeratures are normally cooler than the Phoenix Valley and the Colorado River low valley areas, such as Parker and Ehrenberg. Evening temperatures cool faster and to a greater degree, especially in close proximity to the irrigated farm grounds. The summer monsoons can arrive as early as June, but usually begin in July and can last as late as mid-September; a favorite time of the year for many residents.

ANNUAL EVENTS

January

3rd weekend - Desert Fiesta Country Music Festival
4th weekend - Women’s Club Yard & Bake Sale
4th weekend - Community Yard Sale - Wenden

February

3rd Saturday - Great Arizona Outback Chili CookOff
3rd Saturday - Nord Memorial Golf Tournament
3rd Saturday - Women’s Club Cookoff Quilt Show
3rd Saturday - Annual Art Show & Exhibit
3rd Saturday - Annual Classic Car Show

March

VIP Golf Tournament

April

3rd weekend - Annual Spring Fiddlefest

June

Full Moon Saturday - Moonlight Poker Run

 

 

July

July Fireworks - Centennial Park

August

Watching Monsoon Storms & Staying Cool

September

9-11 Remembrance

October

1st Saturday - Dick Wick Hall Day              

November

1st full weekend - Annual Fiddle Jamboree
11th - Veteran’s Dinner @ VFW                
3rd weekend - Women’s Club Bazaar & Bake Sale

December

Community Off Road Light Parade
Community Christmas Decorating Contest

 

ATTRACTIONS

ALAMO LAKE STATE PARK (NEAR WENDEN, AZ)

HARQUAHALA MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS AREA

HARQUAHALA PACK TRAIL (NEAR SALOME)

HARQUAHALA PEAK SMITHSONIAN SOLAR OBSERVATORY

LIGHTHOUSE ON THE DESERT
CULLING’S (CULLEN’S) WELL

WENDEN CEMETERY, WENDEN

9-11 MEMORIAL MONUMENT, SALOME

DICK WICK HALL’S HISTORICAL MARKER
& GRAVESITE , SALOME

HARRISBURG, AZ - (Ghost Town)

HARRISBURG CEMETERY, HARRISBURG
(
near Salome)

INDIAN SPRINGS - Granite Quarry

HARCUVAR MOUNTAINS

BUCKSKIN MOUNTAINS

Other Regional Attractions

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Bouse Arizona Assay Office Museum

Camp Bouse, Bouse Arizona

Bouse Fisherman Intaglio (near Bouse)

Swansea Townsite

Poston Relocation Memorial (near Parker)

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