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Apache Grove Bar & GroceryLounge & Convenience Store
82 Apache Grove Road, Duncan (Apache Grove) (928) 687-1386
Grand Ole Opry
The area of Apache Grove is located about halfway between Duncan and Clifton on AZ 75 highway near MP 392. The historic monument near the Apache Grove Bar tells of conflict between the Anglos and the Apaches. This quaint farming valley is home to wildlife and tranquil grazing cattle and has seen much since this area was settled in the 1880s, including a very popular dance hall and way station between Duncan and the Clifton-Morenci Mining District. The perennial waters of the Gila River on the westerly margin attract many birds and is a wonderful wildlife viewing area.
Apache Grove Entertainment Hall, once located near the river in the 1880s, hosted many dances on the river banks of the Gila. The original location’s slab was used for dancing as well during the 1930’s after devastating flood waters removed its building. In its later years, and the bar’s current location, music lovers would come to hear the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Slim Whitman, Spade Cooley, Bob Wills and Luke Wills, and later Bob Dylan. Famous and local artists such as Troy Olsen would gracefully perform at Apache Grove as they passed through on Old West Highway (US 70) during their touring days. Apache Grove has entertained boxing and wrestling matches as well as bull riding nights in its recent years. Now, the bar welcomes tourists of the Coronado Trail (US 191); motorcycles and sports cars are not an uncommon site in front of this famous way station.
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