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Top: Phoenix radio and television personality Lew King (best known for discovering Wayne Newton) would become the first person to exploit the ranch's development potential. He had originally intended to create a ranch/camp, a retreat in the country. Bottom: The original dining area of the Ranch House Restaurant and Lounge.

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Lake Montezuma: From ranch to resort

Like so many rural communities in Arizona, Beaver Creek, specifically the portion known as Lake Montezuma, began as a ranch