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Camp Verde Historical Society
Because of the rough terrain in and around the Verde and Salt rivers, military operations were supplied pack trains, not wagons.

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The Verde Road: A futile path through 'Mountains and Rocks'

The landscape down steam of the Verde Valley is spectacular, by any definition -- a muddle of sharp cliff faces, narrow side canyons and rugged rocky defiles. It is also a forbidding place.