A tour through Biosphere 2

A tour through Biosphere 2

— Read on desertexplorations.com/2018/10/03/a-tour-through-biosphere-2/

A tour through Biosphere 2

The first time I heard about the Biosphere was by watching the 80’s comedy movie “Bio dome. ” Paula Shore and Stephen Baldwin. But when I visited it really opens your mind! For adults it costs $21 bucks unless your a U of A student $11, military $19 and seniors $19. After I paid my fee, the lady gave me a pamphlet with the layout of Biosphere. But first let me explain what the Biosphere is! It is a large facility for research study on the ecosystem under controlled conditions.Everything in it is highly regulated, water, air, soil, sunlight. This glass enclosed building is 3.14 acres and enclosed under 6,500 windows and 91 feet tall. It has thousands of miles of wiring, pipes and ductwork. This is a 40 acre campus that includes administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories and student housing. The tour was great! Here are the photos I took of it! Enjoy 😊

Calamity in Bisbee

Driving through the town of Bisbee is an invigorating experience, a totally exciting sight! The town was founded in 1877 and was brought to life by The Copper queen mine. The first account of bereavement happened in 1883 on a cold December day. Five outlaws rode into town believing they could retrieve $7,000 from the stores, only the robbery went sour due to bad timing. They killed 4 innocent people, including a lawyer and pregnant lady. After that came 16 deaths in the mine, including a tour visitor!It was the Copper queen hotel that was built in 1902 that brought in the wealthy patrons. This Victorian and Italian villa style hotel is the longest running hotel here in Arizona and is said to have many spirits lurking! So all in all Bisbee has had a lot of paranormal activity. As old as it is and with all the tragedies, it’s plausible!Bisbee is still standing and is still a great place to visit or even live!

The Coolidge Dam

As we headed towards the Coolidge Dam, on the San Carlos Apache reservation. It was eerily derilect and it was badly vandalized with graffiti. Empty beer cans and little empty whiskey bottles all around. This saddened me, that a great piece of American history was treated so poorly!The dam was built around 1924 and dedicated to our 30th president Calvin Coolidge and built from 1924-1928. It is a massive multiple “buttress ” dam and in my personal opinion a very articulate, and powerfully appealing structure. The Apache tribe believe Geronimo had some bloody battles their, leaving many dead bodies underneath the reservoir, believing it was a desecration. Therefore, a concrete slab was poured over the main burial ground for $11,000. Here is what it looks like now in 2018.