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May 25, 2011 - Apache Trail

Today we decided to make a circle route on the Apache Trail. This started and ended in Apache Junction. We went around the “wrong way.” By that, I mean the passenger is on the outside of the road…looking down…really far down. Our first stop was Superior, AZ and home to Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. It is Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. It was established in the 1920’s. It was quite an oasis. We walked about three miles of trails through the garden. There is a small pond that got Tommy’s attention. There are some old...

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Spring Sojourn 2011

Apr 28, 2009 - Tonto Cliff Dwelling

Tonto National Monument is an Indian ruin built in a natural cave on the side of a cliff. While inhabited during the same period as the other dwellings we have visited (namely, 600 through 1400 CE), this site was a different group of people that we call the Salado. They are considered different because there are differences in their pottery making and building techniques. The Sinagua peoples lived along the Verde River (we visited their sites earlier at Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle/Well. Along the Salt River, at the same time, lived a...

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