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north of Interstate 10 in western Arizona. Nearby communities include Quartzsite, Vicksburg, Parker, Salome and Wenden. A popular tourist spot, Parker is just 27 miles northwest of Bouse.
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typical of the dry desert area. The summer high is around 106 with the winter low about 39 degrees
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History & History Related Items

Settled in 1906, Bouse was first known as Brayton after John Brayton Martin, who workded for the Harquahala Mine. There are a couple of stories of how the name was changed. One has it that when the name was applied for, Thomas Bouse made the application and his name was used instead of Brayton. But others feel the name was changed to honor Tom Bouse who was a businessman here in the early days of the community.
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The settling of Bouse


The founding of Bouse



Bouse is known for its beautiful desert vistas, lots of clean air and sunshine and mild winters. It is a popular retirement area and also a winter spot for northern visitors wishing to escape the harsh, cold winters in the north. Bouse is famous for Patton's WWII 9th Armored Tank Group. A dedication is held every February. And a memorial with tanks can be seen from Hwy. 72.

The Bouse Cemetery

Here is a page on Camp Bouse
This camp is about 20 miles east of Bouse, in the Butler Valley. This "secret" Army base was a place to train men to use the new tanks for night warfare. There are several memorial monuments in the area.

Swansea Ghost Town - This one-time copper mining town is 30 miles east of Bouse and is now a ghost town. A few buildings and portions of buildings still exist in this deserted community which once housed over 1,000 people. When the mine closed in 1924, the town virtually closed down.

Here is a local page about Bouse.

The Black Mountain Museum
one mile south of Bouse, on State Highway 72
Visit this museum and see many old and vintage artifacts.
The museum is not open everyday, so be sure to check before coming to visit.

The Bouse Fisherman Intaglio or geoglyph
Along Plomosa Road near Bouse.
Indians created this human figure with outstretched arms. The story tells of the beginning of the Colorado River. Visitors are urged to be considerate of the site when visiting.
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Economy & Industry

based on agriculture. Because of abundant sources of groundwater and also much undeveloped land, Bouse is good for farming. Tourism is also an upcoming portion of the local economy.
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Bouse City Government

Bouse is an incorporated town.

Bouse Chamber

Bouse Chamber of Commerce
For tourist information: 928-851-2174
P.O. Box 817
Bouse, AZ 85325

Bouse Organizations

Bouse Chamber of Commerce
For tourist information: 928-851-2174
P.O. Box 817
Bouse, AZ 85325 Bouse


The area code for Bouse is 928 (1-2003)

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