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Historic Clevenger House, Superior, Arizona

This lovingly-crafted stone and mortar home was once that of the Robert Clevenger family, in the early 1900s. Built in Queen Creek Canyon, the northern wall is the canyon, itself. The majestic Picketpost Mountain looms to the South, and the ghost town of Pinal once stood less than one mile to the east (as the …

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The Cross Of Santa Ana, Superior, Arizona

This cross proudly stands atop the hills overlooking the small Arizona town of Superior. Around the time of its creation, much of the town’s residents were devout Catholics. So, on May 3rd, 1936, a group of miners set out to construct this monument overlooking their homes and workplaces, to be blessed by a town priest, …

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The Ghost Town Of Silverbell, And Historic Silverbell Cemetery

This historic graveyard, in Southern Arizona, is all that remains of the ghost town of Silverbell.  Before Arizona became a state, and the west was still wild, mining activity, according to Arizona State University, began in the area during the 1870s with Charles Brown, a Tuscon resident. His work lasted only a few years before …

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Historic Cabin And Springhouses Of Northern Arizona

The Homestead Act, enacted during the time of the Civil War, allowed for any U.S. citizen, or would-be citizen, to claim 160 acres of government land, provided they worked to improve the land through cultivation and other means, among other caveats. In the early 1890s, Charles Ludwig Veit, a german immigrant, claimed his 160 acres …

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The Coolest Abandoned Home I’ve Ever Seen! (Elvis House)

Not too long ago, while taking my date for a fun day of ruin-hunting, in Sedona (romantic, I know), we were cutting through a wash, still a good mile or two from our destination. I was looking to the sides of the canyon as I always do when looking for ruins. That’s when we saw …

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The Apache Death Cave

The Apache Death Cave 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻: In 1878, still decades before Two Guns would become a town, Apache raiders attacked an encampment of Navajo. They killed every man, woman, and child, with the exception of 3 girls, which they took prisoner. This all took place close to the Little Colorado River. When Navajo …

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Historic Homestead

This adobe structure was originally used as a horse changing and water stop for passengers en route from the railroad station to Florence, and beyond, when it was built in 1879. In 1913, Rancher Juan Verdugo would convert it into a homestead. Later he would add an additional room and raise the roof. It was …

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