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VVN/Steve AyersAmong the graves marked with the assistance of Sharlot Hall Museum following vandalism in 1971 was that of Willie Sullivan. He drowned crossing the Verde River on his 11th birthday and is a distant relative of the current landowners, Bob and Deborah Schwallie.

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Why Willie Sullivan chose to ride his horse into the swollen Verde River, where he was going and for what purpose, we may never know.