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Show Low, Arizona: Statue: How Show Low Got Its Name

A card game between two ranchers reveals that Show Low got its name from a lucky draw. Fiberglass original caught fire during a candlelight vigil in Nov. 2016 and was destroyed. Bronze replacement unveiled July 25, 2017.

1025 E. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ
Downtown, in a little park on the south side of US Hwy 60/E. Duece of Clubs, just east of N. 9th St. and Woolford's Garage.
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Card game statue.

Statue: How Show Low Got Its Name

Statue was replaced in 2017.

[Robert Tovaas, 09/20/2018]

The old statue burned up accidentally during a candlelight vigil in 2016. The new statue is made of metal.

Show Low sculpture.

How Show Low Got Its Name

According to the plaque at the statue of two cowboys playing cards, Show Low got its name when two ranchers felt that life in the territory was getting a little too crowded (On a clear day, you might be able to see smoke from your neighbor's cabin). The men, Marion Clark and Corydon Cooley, decided to settle their differences with a card game named Seven Up. Whoever drew the low card won. At one point Clark is thought to have said, "show low," and Cooley turned up the two of clubs.

Cooley won, Clark moved further down the road, and the main street in Show Low is now named Deuce of Clubs.

[S Brian Berkun, 01/31/2016]

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