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Sprucedale, Arizona

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Sprucedale, Arizona
Location within the state of Arizona
Sprucedale (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°44′25″N 109°19′37″W / 33.74028°N 109.32694°W / 33.74028; -109.32694Coordinates: 33°44′25″N 109°19′37″W / 33.74028°N 109.32694°W / 33.74028; -109.32694
CountryUnited States
Elevation7,549 ft (2,301 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)928
FIPS code04-69070
GNIS feature ID34753

Sprucedale is a populated place situated in Greenlee County, Arizona, United States.[2] It has an estimated elevation of 7,549 feet (2,301 m) above sea level.[1] The location was originally called Espero, for the Spanish word for "hope", and was founded by Hiram and Maryette Thompson, who homesteaded the area after moving from Springerville.[3] A U.S. Post Office named Espero existed at the location from 1919 through 1934.[1] The property was purchased in 1921 by E.H. Patterson, and his wife Bertha, who turned the location into guest ranch.[1][3] At some point between 1934 and 1941 the name was changed to Sprucedale. The Pattersons sold the property in 1941 for the sum of $10,000 to Walter and Faye Wiltbank.[3]

In 2011, the area was threatened by the Wallow Fire, which burned 538,049 acres (2,177 km2) of land in Arizona and New Mexico.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Feature Detail Report for: Sprucedale". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Sprucedale (in Greenlee County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Ranch History: Sprucedale Ranch". Arizona Dude Ranch Association. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Bob Berwyn (June 5, 2011). "Massive Arizona wildlfire closes forests, forces evacuations". summit County Citizen's Voice. Retrieved April 18, 2017.

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