Chino Valley Historical Society monthly meetings are the second Thursday of the month, at 7 pm at the Chino Valley Senior Center at the corner of Butterfield Rd. and Road 1 West.
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, we celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First Governor of the Territory of Arizona and the establishment of the Seat of Government at Del Rio Springs in Chino Valley. Over 200 people attended including members of most of the families who had lived at the ranch over it’s 150 year history. Members of the Prescott Regulators represented the U.S. Military and provided an 18 gun salute to welcome the “new” Governor of the Territory. We had “trail food,” beans and cornbread, cooked in dutch ovens with the chuck wagons standing by. We heard about the history of how this all came about and what happened next. There was lots of visiting and reacquainting. A good time was had by all.