Ok, so this post is really more about revisiting places we have already been, either with things I have forgotton, or with new information I have uncovered, new photos etc...
If there is anywhere that someone would like to hear about please comment so I can start looking into it, and also please remember that this page is a work in progress, I suspect it will take many years before it begins to look complete in any way, and also that it is a labor of love, while I would love to be able to visit and post about a new place every week, that is just not something that is possible for me. Until next time then I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!!!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ok, Bisbee is so not a ghost town, however it does have its own special feel to it, as well as lots of abandoned buildings, this is just a taste of what is there, after spending 3 hours there this afternoon, it would take a lifetime to get Bisbee properly photographed, but it will pop up at odd times here as I make visits there overtime, and as I scan the pictures that I have already taken...
|These are the archways on the Library/Post Office|
|The Bank, with 'B' Mountain in the background|
|The view down Main Street from the 2nd floor of the library|
|One of three rather creepy angels|
|A shot thru the window of the Warner Hotel|
|Another shot, I wish I could have gotten into here|
|Balcony of the Warner Hotel|
|Down the stairs, there is really not anywhere in Bisbee you can go that does not have stairs.|
|View back up the same stairs|
|The Warner Hotel|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
|The gazebo in the City Park in Tombstone AZ.|
Tombstone, it is famous for a gunfight, and if it was not for that gunfight, who knows, it may have ended up a real Ghost town, I am not including too many photos of Tombstone at this time, it really deserves its own post, so this is just to get you oriented I guess.
|The Tombstone Courthouse|
|A grave at the Tombstone Cemetary|
|The Judges escape route from the courtroom to the ground in the case of a very unpopular verdict, or a fire I guess.|
Next on our stop will be Gleeson, a mining town which has lots of ruins and a few residents. There is a museum there now, in the old Jail, however I can never seem to find it open. It also has a well cared for cemetery.
|The window into the bar.|
|The grocery store.|
|A look into the old Gleeson Bar, the first time I ever went to Gleeson I had a soda here, it is shocking to see how much damage can be done between the weather and neglect over 10 years.|
|Inside the School|
|Another shot inside of the bar, you can barely see to the left of the picture but there is a wonderful mural painted on the wall.|
|In a copy of one of the Arizona Highways Ghost Town Specials there is a picture of this Arch from the '80s, and it was still intact.|
From Gleeson we will be heading to Courtland, there are many ruins off the road between the two, however I would recommend not exploring them because there are many mines throughout the area so it can be quite dangerous.
|This is a look into the old Jail at Courtland, it has been destroyed throughout the years, but it is still standing off the road like a watchtower.|
|I believe this is the only window left on the building, the rest of slow but surely wandered away.|
Peirce is waiting for you at the end of this dirt road, it is also a mining town, there are sure a lot of those in the area!!! Peirce is owned by one women, she runs a pottery store out of one of the buildings, a furniture store out of another, lives in a third and rents out the fourth, though she does open up the fourth, the mercantile a few times a year for tours to raise money for various reasons. She also owns the jail which she sells photographs of for magnets and other such things.
|A glass gas pump still stands in front of the Mercantile.|
|Looking through the window of the furniture store to the wall of the Mercantile.|
|Old Mining equipment just hangs around.|
|This is now a pottery studio, would love to know what it was before.|
So Onto Dos Cabezas we go, another mining town this one actually started out as a stop on the Butterflied Stage Line, because it had a very important water source, the Ewell Springs.
|This house has drawings all over it.|
|Closeup off some of the drawings.|
Finally we come to Wilcox, now Wilcox is not a ghost town, it was a railroad town and is now a ranching town, but the actual city is losing residents as people move out into a more rural setting, due to its location right along I-10 it still has lots of gas stations and restaurants so it like Tombstones makes for a wonderful place to either start or end your adventure, and if you are like me and you travel with the kids, then Wilcox is a good place to let them out to play in the park and feed them etc.
|This thing is just a bit spooky...|
|Next in Wilcox that caught my eye was an old drive though with there figures.|
|Sadly this is more and more of a common sight as you are driving down the old main street.|
|The train depot|
|Rex Allen Memorial|