Camp Verde, Arizona
Cienega is a Spanish word meaning marsh. Typically, it’s a depression in a plain where water collects and becomes miry and boggy. There are dozens of cienega place-names in Arizona alone.
Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His books include Law of the Gun and Never Give A Heifer A Bum Steer.
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