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Red Rock - Arizona
Pinal County. Photo © Mark Visser
Area Information
Red Rock is a small unincorporated area in South-Central Pinal County, Arizona, along Interstate 10. In 2010 it had a population of 2169. Elevation is 1,865 feet according to the water tower. There is a white two story home in town which according to Arizona Place Names was a RR station back in 1881. It is believed that Red Rock got its name from the red sandstone canyon in nearby Red Rock State Park. The main mission of this day-use park is the preservation of the riparian habitat along Oak Creek. Red Rock State Park serves as an environmental education facility for the public and for school or private groups, and provides limited passive recreational.
Red Rock State Park was previously a part of a ranch, Smoke Trail Ranch. In 1941 it was purchased by Jack Frye, then-president of Trans World Airlines, as a southwestern retreat for himself and his wife Helen. Helen Frye maintained the property for many years after Jack's death in 1959. In the early 1970s she sold 330 acres (130 ha) to a real estate development company, who planned to build a resort complex.

Red Rock State Park has been featured in movies such as Rocky Mountain (1950), Fort Defiance (1950), Red Mountain (1951), Escape from Fort Bravo (1953), Fort Massacre (1957), A Distant Trumpet (1963) and The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
Resources: Wikipedia

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