Archive for April, 2014

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Today’s photo was taken from Agua Fria National Monument in Yavapi County, Arizona.

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Agua Fria National Monument

 

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Today I made a visit to Agua Fria National Monument in Yavapai County, Arizona.  The monument is quite extensive and has very little signage.  I drove quite a few miles along this gravel road only to have it turn into a water hazard.  I thought the trip out here was a waste of time until……

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…….I located the Badger Springs Trail and started hiking in this lush valley.

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There were quite a few petroglyphs along the trail.  I had to really look for them though because there were no interpretive panels.

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In fact one of the other hikers I met on the trail complained that he couldn’t find them.  I pointed one out and he couldn’t figure out how he had missed them.

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This lizard I met on the trail literally blended right in with the scenery.

 

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Today’s photo was taken from the Audrey Headframe Park, adjacent to Jerome State Historic Park in Jerome, Arizona.

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Tuzigoot National Monument

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After visiting Jerome, I drove to the town of Clarkdale and the Tuzigoot National Monument.  The pueblo here was 3 stories high and contained 110 rooms occupied by the Sinagua culture between 1000 and 1400 A.D.

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The site was extensively reconstructed in the 1930’s prior to opening as a tourist attraction.

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The site is very small, kind of hard to imagine living in such close quarters.  I guess an early apartment building of sorts.

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I made a short visit to the nearby Verde River Greenway.  No doubt the Sinagua used the river as their primary source of water.

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Jerome State Historic Park

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I made a brief stop at the town of Jerome, Arizona and the Jerome State Historic Park.  Mining is the history being preserved here, which took place between 1876 – 1953, with copper being the primary ore mined.

 

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The state park itself basically consists of the museum which is housed in the mansion once owned by James S. Douglas, owner of the Little Daisy mine.

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Inside the museum was a cool model of the town and underground mines.  The mines were literally right underneath the town.

 

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Some of the mining equipment is on display outside of the museum.

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The Audrey Shaft brought up almost 4 million tons of ore from the Little Daisy Mine between 1915 – 1938.  The shaft is 1900 feet deep, a distance greater than the height of the Empire State Building!