Land Special of the Week – Parcel 2082 Roadrunner

A gorgeous 40.05 acre Stage Coach Trails parcel. Just $34,500

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Rolling with parts that sit up high, nice views all around. Beautiful parcel. Lovely, and you’ll want it as soon as you see it.

Big mountain views, and sweeping panoramic vistas. Starry nights & wide open spaces where the Grand Mohave desert meets blue Sonoran sky! Hualapai, Mohave, & McCracken mountain views.

Plenty of great home sites or camping spots. 100% mineral rights included. Surveyed, staked. Speaking of water, within a mile are several good producing wells. Really, don’t miss this one.

Close to miles and miles of Federal Lands, Alamo Lake, and the Peace Trail. Pay attention! The good ones are disappearing, you better not wait, just sayin…


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Arizona History – June 14th

Monday, June 14th

On this date in 1879, an executive order set aside the Salt River Indian Reservation for Pima and Maricopa Indians.

On this date in 1909, artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia was born in Morenci.

On this date in 1928, two sections of the west end of the new Blythe-Ehrenberg bridge over the Colorado River were washed out by high water.

On this date in 1929, 6,000 people gathered for the formal dedication of the Marble Canyon Bridge across the Colorado River.

(Photo : Marble Canyon Bridge)

Arizona History – June 13th

Sunday, June 13th

On this date in 1862, Sylvester Mowry’s silver mine at Patagonia was confiscated and Mowry was arrested on charges of being a Confederate sympathizer.

On this date in 1901, the first commencement exercises were held at Northern Arizona Normal School with class of four graduates.

On this date in 1908, 2,000 residents of the Salt River Valley watched as Gov. Joseph H. Kibbey pulled the lever which raised gates on the newly completed Granite Reef Dam.

On this date in 1913, Thomas E. Farish, author and mining engineer, was appointed state historian.

(Photo : Granite Reef Dam)

Arizona History – June 12th

Saturday, June 12th

On this date in 1888, an Apache Indian who had fired one shot that killed two men was tried for murder in one of the deaths and acquitted. He later was tried again for the murder of the second man and convicted on precisely the same set of facts.

On this date in 1904, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported noteworthy success with cotton planted in the Yuma valley as an experiment.

On this date in 1930, Tucson celebrated the opening of its greatly enlarged municipal airport.

On this date in 1936, fire destroyed a service station, cafe and several tourist cabins at Salome. Exploding gasoline tanks from the burning service station threatened to spread the blaze over the entire town.

Arizona History – June 11th

Friday, June 11th

On this date in 1822, Abraham Harlow Peeples, who came to Arizona in 1863 and with Pauline Weaver organized the prospecting expedition which discovered the Rich Hill gold placers, was born.

On this date in 1868, philanthropist and civic leader Maie Bartlett Heard was born. She later endowed the Heard Museum in Phoenix, donated land for the Phoenix Civic Center, founded the Welfare League and gave a gymnasium to the Phoenix YMCA.

On this date in 1876, the Chiricahua Apaches were moved from their reservation in Cochise County to San Carlos.

On this date in 1928, more than 1,000 acres of timberland were destroyed in the Ajo Mountains by a raging forest fire.

Arizona History – June 10th

Thursday, June 10th

On this date in 1881, James Finely brought a sample of ore to the assay office of the Hermosa Mining Co. at Harshaw which assayed at 823.77 ounces (23 kilograms) of silver to the ton.

On this date in 1903, 11 persons were confirmed drowned and many others were missing after two hours of torrential rain in Clifton.

On this date in 1922, Arizona’s first woman governor, Rose Mofford, was born in Globe.

On this date in 1928, ground was broken for the new $35,000 cotton gin to be erected at Solomonville.

On this date in 1928, the Grand Canyon official airport owned and developed by Scenic Airways, Inc., was dedicated.

Quotes of the Day

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”

Charles Baudelaire

“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect.”

Jonathan Swift

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Aldous Huxley

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Arizona History – June 9th

Wednesday, June 9th

On this date in 1894, the town of Globe was destroyed by fire.

On this date in 1901, the first spike was driven on the Narrow Gauge Railroad of the Greene Consolidated Copper Company from Naco to the mines in Cananea.

On this date in 1904, a fire in Nogales destroyed the Southern Pacific Station, U.S. Customs building, Wells Fargo Depot and several freight cars.

On this date in 1932, after an absence of 104 years, the Franciscan Order again occupied residence quarters in San Xavier Mission.

(Photo : Globe, Arizona)

Arizona History – June 8th

Tuesday, June 8th

On this date in 1874, the Apache chief Cochise died in his stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains.

On this date in 1927, State Teacher’s College at Tempe, now Arizona State University, gave its first Bachelor of Education degrees to 13 graduates.

On this date in 1928, the Navajo County sheriff raided the Holbrook City Hall and confiscated 65 gallons of bootleg whiskey in 13 kegs that were hidden under the floor boards.

On this date in 1928, Arthur H. Elliott, who staked out a homestead in 1881 on what was to become the town site of Casa Grande and who became the editor and publisher of the first newspaper in Casa Grande, died.

On this date in 1928, the city of Flagstaff dedicated it’s new airfield, Koch Field, with an aerial circus and banquet.

(Photo : Historic downtown Casa Grande)

Quotes of the Day

“A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.”

Frank Zappa

“It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn’t the whole population.”

Robert A. Heinlein

“Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.”

David Hume

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