This room tells the story of Show Low from its native ancestors in the 1100’s – 1500’s throughout the present. Show Low was founded in 1870 by Corydon Cooley, at the time it was Cooley Ranch. Corydon Cooley and Marian Clark were partners in the 100,000 acre ranch. As time passed, and the legend goes, the partners decided that only one should be the sole owner of the ranch.Unable to decide which one that would be, the two men played a card game of “Seven Up”. After playing all night with no winner, Clark told Cooley, “If you show low then you can take the ranch.”. Cooley reportedly threw down the deuce of clubs and won the 100,000 acre ranch including the cattle, crops, and buildings. The creek which flowed through the ranch was named Show Low Creek and a century later, the main street through the growing community became the Deuce of Clubs. Show Low was incorporated in 1953.
The Show Low room is our gathering place for our Creative Crafters that meet on Wednesday morning and the Regal Wood Carvers meet on Thursday mornings.
For our children visitors we have educational work sheets, coloring pages, puzzles, & books. The library in this room invites the reader to sit and enjoy the extensive collection of Arizona Highways hard bound books. Located just above the library case is a display of geological items sponsored by the White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club. The White Mountains have a diverse geological history ranging from the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff to the Springerville Volcanic Field.
By recommendation from the CDC the Show Low Museum can not offer the above noted gatherings until further notice.