HISTORIC HOGHLAND COUNTRY
STORE
BUILT IN THE 1920'S
BUILT IN THE 1920'S AND CLOSED UP SENSE THE 1980'S.  THE HOGHLAND COUNTRY STORE IS
NOW BEING RESURECTED. WE PURCHASED THIS PROPERTY THIS FALL OF 2015 AND HAVE
BEEN WORKING ON IT, NON STOP, WE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO FOLLOW OUR
PROGRESS AS WE BRING THIS HISTORY TO LIFE.  THE HOGHLAND STORE WAS THE TOWN,
IT HAD EVERYTHING FROM GAS, TO GROCERIES, PERSONAL GOODS,  CAR PARTS,
CLOTHING , THE LOCAL POST OFFICE AND THE ONLY TELEPHONE AVAILABLE FOR YEARS,
MANY A COWBOY SET ON THE PORCH TELLING TALL TALES AND PICKEN THIER GUITARS .
MANY A OLD CAR, PULLED UP TO THE GAS PUMP.  THE HOGHLAND STORE HAS STOOD
THROUGH WORLD WAR 2, THE GREAT DEPRESSION, THE DUST BOWL ERA, IT HAS A
MAGNITUDE OF HISTORY, THAT WE PLAN ON SHARING IN THE FUTURE.  STAY POSTED AND
CHECK OUT OUR PROGRESS AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON THIS FUN AND INTERESTING
JOURNEY.
THE ORIGINAL GAS PUMP AND 76
SIGN IS NOW BACK WHERE IT
BELONGS
IN THE BEGINNING
weeds a mile high, buildings
falling down and junk
everywhere, our first task
was to clean it up, after 30
loads to the dump and days of
weed eating
Frozen in time, with stuff from
the 40's and 50's still sitting on
the shelves, things knocked off
the shelves by critters. First
thing to do, critter control.  
Cieling coming down from leaks
off the roof. Second thing, fix
roof.   Roof is fixed and
critters are gone
Cielings down, now we need to
rewire.  After having 100 years
of dirt came raining
down on us and everything in
the store. It took days of
cleaning, again!
This job will take awhile, so
bear with us  for the next
step, which will be painting,
repairing windows, holes in the
walls, new lighting. So stay
tuned
360 degree views of the entire valley and mountain range
This building was called the gas building where they
stored the gas and oil, then pumped it underground to
the gas pump at the Hoghland Store.  The old truck
which is a 1938 chevy was hidden back behind the hill, we
brought it up to where it set and worked for years, in
front of the gas building.  The windmill and well still
work.
The gas building, the old water
tank, where water was stored
and the original old cowboy
cabin, where many a cowboy
spent there days
STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME !!!!
For years, the people have talked about the tunnels that travel underground
calling them the dungeons, under the Hoghland Store, well there is some truth to
that, with solid concrete walls, steel doors, a maze of tunnels. During the years
the store was open it was used for cold storage, anything and everything that
they could sell, some of that stuff is still there, with barely enough room to
walk through.. It's pretty creepy down there, but around every corner we find
another treasure that dates back to the History of the Hoghland Hill.  One of
the stories I have been told, is through the years when ever there would be some
roudy cowboys come in to town, sense the town did not have a jail, they would
bring them to the dungeons and lock them up untill they  sobbered up.  I can't
imagine, it would be like solitary confinement. No windows, no lights, steel doors. I
guess they would never want to cause a rukus again in this town.
THE DUNGEONS
THE ROCK HOUSE
This is the rock house that is behind the Hoghland
store, we are not sure of the History of it yet, the
story is it is, post indian era.  I love rock houses
they are like a work of art, with every rock a
different color and different pattern.  It was
popular back then during the indian era to build a
rock house, it could not be burnt down, and arrows
could not penetrate the walls.  As time goes by we
plan on researching the history of this building
more
Replacing all new wall board in the
store. Painting the original selves
and counters. Keeping the original old
floor, we sealed all the holes and
cracks, gave it a dry brush coat to
seal it and it came out looking, like it
was when it was put in 100 years ago.
We put some of the vintage supplies
back on the shelves, but most of it is
still packed up. Been waiting for the
ok from the county for weeks to do
our electrical. Finally got it, will be
continuing our restoration soon.
Built in the 1940's this
cabin was added to the
property.  While waiting
to get our permit for the
electrical in the store.  
We decided to start reno
on this cabin, it was in
such bad shape we did not
know if it could be saved.  
The first thing we did was
tear off the porch and
some really ugly room
additions that had been
added through the years.
It started looking like
the old original cowboy
cabin that it was so
many years ago, so we
decided to continue and
try to save it. Our plans
are to turn this into a
cowboy museum. Dedicating
it to the local cowboys
of our area.
This cabin was the first
building built on the hill. We
have found out that it was
built around 1913 years before
the Hoghland store was built.
We have repaired some windows
and siding, but going to leave it
pretty much like it is
OUR FRIENDS ASK US. ARE YOU STILL HAVING FUN?
                          YEP, WERE STILL HAVING FUN
NOT JUST PLEASANT VALLEY'S HISTORY
THE HOGHLAND STORE SITE IS A PIECE OF
AMERICANA
Nestled in a beautiful valley, surrounded by the Tonto Nation forest,is the
settlement of Young, originally known as pleasant valley. Rich in history of
the past is the infamous pleasant valley war.  the deadliest feud in the west
between to ranch families that happened in the mid to late 1800's  now in the
horizon is the history being restored that people as children still remember.  
the historic hoghland country store.  closed up and forgotten and falling
down around itself, it is now coming back to life.  historic to all of gila
county, selling goods and fuel from the 1920's then closed in the early 1980's.
the cowboy cabins, old barn, the rock house and the underground caticombs,
known as tre dungeons, still exist on this high hill with a view overlooking
all of pleasant valley
to set up your appointment for a tour of the historic hoghland store site,
please call for an appointment
deadbroke corral
928-462-4022
fee amount depends on the size of your group
looking to stay overnight? accomodations are available at the deadbroke
corral  www.deadbrokecorral.com
below are pictures of our journey in the renovation of  the
hoghland store site