Verde Valley

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The Verde Valley (Yavapai: Matkʼamvaha) is a valley in central Arizona in the United States of America. The Verde River runs through it. It is overlooked by Mingus Mountain and the Mogollon Rim.


The first notice of this region appears in the report of Antonio de Espejo, who visited in 1583. Little more was recorded until the commencement of prospecting for gold and silver in the 19th century.[1]


In popular culture[edit]

Verde Valley was the setting for the 1977 sci-fi thriller movie Kingdom of the Spiders, starring William Shatner. The theme song for the film, "Peaceful Verde Valley," was recorded by country singer Dorsey Burnette.

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