homesteads

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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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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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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