Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

On our way....

A private home on the road in...

The entrance to town...

A little hug for the Indian guy...

Just inside, loved the windmill...

And we always love colorful rocks...

The view off to our right...

And straight ahead is the dentist's office...

Things have certainly changed!

Especially the prices, LOL!

Moving along to the old sawmill, Dick's video taping for Jack!...

View from the other side looking back over the valley below...

One final pic as he cuts a log for us...

Dick & Larry deep in discussion...

Being a former gas station owner I found this interesting...

Interesting old bottles of various fuels...

This is Big Bertha, a 10,000 cu. inch gas engine...wow!

1947 Internation KB-12, 78 speeds, 13x3x2, known as the 'Other Woman'!

Moving on, have you ever seen so much stuff in your life,...

Bet you've never seen one of these!

Larry enjoyed feeding Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales-Gonzales!

Across the way I was checking out the caskets...

Do I look like I'm walking around half dead to you????

This one speaks for itself...

I had a trike and a typewriter just like these!

How about a night at the Inn?

Think I'll pass, lol...

Cool old Fords...

Looking into the entance of the mine...

Lou opted to check out the outhouse instead!

Pretty cool old Shell rig...

And one of the new vehicles on the property, an older fire...

This guy was really giving me the evil eye!

So I told Dick to give him a WIDE berth!

Old toys among the rubble...

Loved this one!

An interesting old water dispenser...

One of several streets in town...

Shared by many, lol!

Including two guinea hens...

1930 Model-A tractor, info to follow on next pic...

A Montgomery Ward kit? LOL

The old schoolhouse...

Pretty typical I think...

The guys loved this 1939 Diamond T truck...

More info on truck...

This is such an interesting place...

Owned and operated by a pretty cool guy (on right)...

Moving on down the road...

I think this Suzuki's seen better days!

Think I'll pass on this offer!

Loved this one!

My honey finally made it down the road to join me!

Wanna come up for a visit???

But watch out for the snakes!

The guys decided to pass...

Yoohoo boys, up here!

Well, our time is almost over, they are fixin' to close....

A neat picture of Don hanging in the gift shop...

We all had a great time!

Thanks Don for keeping a small part of history alive and well!


This is part two of our day spent in the historic town of Jerome, Az and the Gold King Mine, one mile north. What is called the Gold King Mine today was originally Haynes, Az. In 1890 the small Haynes Copper Company dug a 1200 foot deep shaft in search of copper. They missed the copper but hit gold instead. You can't miss the road to the mine. It's marked with a 1928 4-wheel drive water truck parked at the north end of town (Jerome). There's a newly paved road and you don't want to walk!

On display are buildings and houses actually used in the mining operations. A 1914 saw mill is still in operation today. As I mentioned in the last post, tons of old mining equipment and antique trucks are scattered across the landscape. Farm animals are located throughout the property waiting to be pet and fed. And there's a 'lady' hanging over the railing waiting to greet you as well! You just never know what you might find here! How interesting...

We had a wonderful time slipping back into the past for a couple of hours and left knowing that things might have been simpler in the old days but nothing was easy. Hope you get a chance to visit here too!

P.S. This post has over 60 pics. I just couldn't narrow it down any smaller as I think the guys will especially appreciate seeing the 'stuff'. And hopefully you girls will too!



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