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.
Address:
1025 E. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ
Directions:
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.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Statue: How Show Low Got Its Name

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Petrified Forest National ParkPetrified Forest National Park, Holbrook, AZ - 38 mi.
Petrified Wood Museum: Pick Your OwnPetrified Wood Museum: Pick Your Own, Holbrook, AZ - 40 mi.
Wild Bill - 2.9 Million Year Old AlligatorWild Bill - 2.9 Million Year Old Alligator, Holbrook, AZ - 45 mi.
In the region:
Painted Desert Indian Center, Holbrook, AZ - 52 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 19, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Arizona Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Red Hook, New York (Oct 15-21, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now