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This lovely cemetery is located in a remote area of the White Mountains on the old ranch of Corydon Cooley and was originally known as the Cooley Family Cemetery. Some of the Cooley family graves are now unmarked. In recent years the local Indian community has used the site to bury people. I will not give instructions on how to find it as it is on the White Mountain Apache Reservation and they will issue stiff penalties for non-tribal members who venture into their reservation and take photos of Indian graves. I speak from experience and a bank account that is $250 lighter. However, on this trip I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the site with some of Corydon Cooley's descendants who have just enough Indian blood to be tribal members.