Gila River Tribe to relocate famed Western town

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona has purchased the Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse and will relocate the popular tourist attraction to the reservation.

The purchase price of the cowboy town was not disclosed. But former Rawhide owner Jerry Hirsch said he will donate all the money to his charitable foundation.

The tribe successfully bid on the town after the land where it was located was sold. All of its buildings will be moved to a spot on the reservation near the casino.

Rawhide sees about 600,000 visitors a year. The tribe is expanding its tourism and economic development options.

Get the Story:
Rawhide headed to Gila River Indian Community (The East Valley Tribune 12/17)
Rawhide sale benefits project for non-profits (The Arizona Republic 12/17)
Paul Giblin: Rawhide move gives Indians a say (The Arizona Republic 12/17)

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