The Casa Grande Ruins

  • You can visit this great archeological find at 1100 W Ruins Dr. in Coolidge, Az. Also known as “the great house” stands a strong building. Archaeologists believe it is made out of mud or sand and clay. The ingredient of calcium carbonate turns into concrete. IYou can’t break it that easy! they call it Caliche. Believed to have existed 600 years ago and abandoned for 500. It was built to house priests and ancient Sonoran people. The house has eleven rooms and even has a ballcourt!

Paradise in the desert!

I was so excited that my hubby was taking me to a lake in the 100 degree temp! Well there are a few lakes in the Tonto national forest. Roosevelt lake , Apache and Canyon lake are all part of the Salt river basin. Apache lake is formed by Horse Mesa Dam that was completed in 1927.They all have marinas, for your boat! Some people even live in their boat! So, if you love to boat race , fish , hike, I would highly suggest you go to any of these gems in the desert!!!!!

Miami, not Florida!

  • Everytime I think about the name Miami, I automatically connect it to Florida. The awesome beaches and hot bods laying in the sand. But this is the Miami founded in 1907, by the Miami Copper Company. Located in Gila county, Arizona. Yes, it’s a small city, with a small population and lots of interesting buildings.I took the liberty of taking pictures of the City in Arizona called Miami now.

The Baker hotel in Mineral wells, Texas is quite haunting!

The Baker hotel in Mineral wells, Texas is quite haunting!

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The Baker hotel in Mineral wells, Texas is quite haunting!

The Baker hotel in Mineral wells, Texas is quite haunting!

https://desertexplorations.com/2018/06/15/the-baker-hotel-in-mineral-wells-texas-is-quite-haunting/
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The Baker hotel in Mineral wells, Texas is quite haunting!

While driving through Mineral Wells, Tx, you can’t help but notice the fourteen story building lurking over the city! A masterpiece in architecture. It was designed by Wyatt C Hendricks, built in 1929. It houses 450 guests, two ballrooms, a bowling alley, outdoor pool, and a gymnasium! Pretty impressive! Many famous people went there like Judy Garland, Glen Miller Band, even Bonnie and Clyde came for drinks. They claim the water in Mineral wells heals and is very therapeutic. It closed in 1972 , it has been abandoned since.

The Mogollan ghost town in New Mexico – desertexplorations.com

Mogollan historic district is really worth visiting! In the Catron county lies a very isolated ghost town that was found by a man named James C Cooney. He found gold there and decided it would make a great mining town. He started to build a cabin, jail and a post office in 1890.By 1909, it…
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