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For Friday 13th: Some Of The Ghost Towns In Southern Arizona


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Fiona
- 405 days ago - desertusa.com
The Superstition Wilderness, Fort Bowie, Pearce, Courtland, Gleeson, Tombstone, Fairbank, Harshaw, Duquesne, Lochiel, Yuma Territorial Prison, KOFA Apache Junction, Arizona is part of the Superstition Wilderness.



   

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Fiona O (562)
Friday April 13, 2018, 8:21 am
Phtograph Above: Building in Apache Junction Arizona, Superstition Mountain Behind Building.

There are a number of interesting ghost towns in southern Arizona, especially in the area around Tombstone, and in or near Coronado National Forest. I'm including towns that are completely abandoned, as well as towns that still have residents -- albeit less than their "boom" days. You'll travel on some dirt roads if you go to all these towns, but only one of them, KOFA, requires 4-wheel drive. A high clearance vehicle is always useful when searching for ghost towns.

"We'll start our tour east of Phoenix in the Superstitions, and continue clockwise through the southern part of the state, ending in the southwest corner of Arizona at Yuma (or KOFA, if you're adventurous).

Article continues on site and includes some outstanding photographs....including the Boot Hill Graveyard, in Tombstone, Arizona.

Stay safe, be happy Saturday is coming. Enjoy.

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Donna T (0)
Friday April 13, 2018, 8:23 am
thank you
 

Animae C (508)
Friday April 13, 2018, 8:24 am
Ooooh ghost towns, now that would be fun!!!
Wow even i've heard of Fort Bowie & Geronimo, Tombstone & the OK Corral!!

Have you been to any of the Fiona, they all must be within your reach?
 

Fiona O (562)
Friday April 13, 2018, 9:15 am
IThank you, Donna, for your comment.

Animae, I have not been to any of the places you just mentioned. I have been to Tucson and seen all of the sets for the Western movies there and I have been to Sedona, as a pilgrimage, it is a sacred site with vortexes, constant unidentified lights moving throught the skies (UFO's)...when I go to Sedona I spend all night laying on a foam mattress in the back of a pick up truck and stareing at the stars...WOW.

I have been to Apache Junction...and it is possible that is one place I might move to get away from urban congestion and airports etc. The beautiful upon which to gaze day and night is Supersitition Mountain... the Apaches before the Gringos came, already called Superstition Mountain. I have gone out to Apache Junctions to see trines and conjunctions....wonderful....and the stars are in all different colors...just as described by Homer.
 

Derry R (38)
Friday April 13, 2018, 10:08 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Animae C (508)
Friday April 13, 2018, 6:36 pm
".... all night laying on a foam mattress in the back of a pick up truck and staring at the stars..."

Dang Fiona that all sounds magical, i want to do it!!!
 

Fiona O (562)
Friday April 13, 2018, 6:45 pm
Spending all night laying on a foam matteress in the back of a pick up truck and staring at the stars was magical.....you have used the best possible word to describe the experience.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday April 13, 2018, 7:33 pm
Sounds like fun places to visit. Thanks Fiona
 

John J (0)
Sunday April 15, 2018, 5:28 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Sunday April 15, 2018, 5:45 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Sunday April 15, 2018, 5:54 am
thank you
 
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