"The town of Alpine is located in a piny area. Alpine developed from a log house (known as Fort Bush) owned by Anderson Bush, who in 1876 came into what is today called Bush Valley, in which Alpine is located. Bush sold c. 1879 to William Maxwell and Fred Hamblin, Mormons (From Alpine, Utah, the reason for the name of this place. Arizona's names : X marks the place ), who in turn sold to Mormon settlers from Luna, New Mexico. Fred's brother, the famous Mormon explorer Jacob Hamblin, is buried at Alpine. In 1880 the settlers built a log-house fort about a mile southeast of the present Alpine. Bush Valley is said to be the highest place in United States where farming is successful."
Post Office established January 7, 1885.
Barnes, Will C.; Granger, Byrd (ed.) Arizona
Place Names University of Arizona Press. 1960.
City Profile--Arizona Department of Commerce
Local Government Website
Sites to See
Alpine Public Library
P.O. Box 528 Hwy. 180 Alpine, Arizona 85920
Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
Books/Manuscripts found in the ASU Library Catalog
Journals,1862-1923 [microform...Standifird, John Henry, 1831-1923.
Overall Economic Development Program for the Springerville-Eagar area
: including Alpine, Greer and Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona / compiled
by James E. Williams, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arizona.
XUSP 1.2:O 83
Items on the Arizona and Southwest Index
Evans Coleman Collection, 1902-1953
Alpine: Arizona's Cold Sport Rich in Mormon History
FE EPH DTO-ALPINE
Alpine The Alps of Arizona: Informational Brochures.
CE EPH DTO-ALPINE
Main Street, Arizona
CE EPH D-1.63
Biography of John T. Brentano.
CB EPH BO-1
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