OUR FRIENDS & FELLOW RV BLOGGERS ARRIVED EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
Pheebs & I headed down to the end of Ghost Town Road again this morning & parked at one of the old cemeteries. From there we set off walking through an old town site that is no longer there. Only shards of pottery here & there, rusted tin cans & bits of metal mare the spot where Congress Arizona once stood. Many small pieces of old colored glass, a rusted bed spring & an occasional piece of old weathered wood.
AN OLD FLATTENED SOMETHING OR OTHER
THIS PIECE OF BROKEN POTTERY COULD BE 130 YEARS OLD
MANY PIECES OF COLORED GLASS LYING ABOUT
We walked until we found the second cemetery which is the older of the two. I’ve taken many photos of these cemeteries in previous blogs so only took a few this morning.
THE OLDER PIONEER CEMETERY
COLORED GLASS IMBEDDED IN THE BASE OF A TOMBSTONE
ONE OF TWO CEMETERIES WITH THIS ONE BEING THE PIONEER CEMETERY
ONE OF TWO CEMETERIES WITH THIS ONE STILL BEING IN USE
No ice in the water bucket this morning & the day warmed up nicely. Bit of raking & scratching around in a couple cactus beds & how nice to feel warmer air again. Warm air, not hot air.
HARD TO IMAGINE THE WHOLE TOWN OF CONGRESS ONCE STOOD RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE…..MINE TAILINGS AT THE MINE VISIBLE IN THE BACKGROUND
FOR SURE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILDINGS ON THIS HIGHER GROUND
A FEW JEEP ROADS NOW RUN THROUGH THE OLD TOWN SITE
I THINK THESE ARE NEWER TAILINGS COMPARED TO THE LARGER PILE BELOW WHICH MAY BE FROM THE MINE’S ORIGINAL DAYS
WE TOOK US FOR A CLOSER DRIVE TOWARDS THE OLD CONGRESS MINE
WHEN IT COMES TO GOLD HERE IN THE WEST MINERS ARE MIGHTY TOUCHY ABOUT THEIR DIGS AS EVIDENCED BY THE SIGN ON THE LEFT AT THE MINE’S GATE
NOT SURE WHAT THIS STRUCTURE IS BUT I’M BETTING IT’S ORIGINAL
THIS IS THE ACTIVE BUILDING ON THE SITE NOW
Spent some time on the front porch reading while keeping an eye out for our company to arrive. Think it was around 1:30 when the folks called saying they were just leaving Wickenburg & before long their car pulled in through our main gate. I had suggested they un-hook the car from their 36’ Motorhome across from the Congress fire department then come on up Ghost Town Road with their car first to check out the lay of the land at our place. Have you figured out who’s here yet?? Pheebs & I drove Mr. Weber Q back to their Motorhome & he followed me to our place & got their rig situated. Mr. Weber Q although not his real name is your biggest clue:))
ANY IDEAS WHO OUR MYSTERY GUESTS ARE YET??
HEY IT’S GEORGE FROM OUR AWESOME TRAVELS:))
Yep George & Suzy rolled in today from down around that Tucson place. On their way to Quartzsite Saturday they swung around up our way for a few days. Hadn’t been to the Wickenburg area since 07 so they are wanting to have themselves a look up around our Congress neck of the woods. And we will be doing that in the morning:))
We’ll first head off to the active mining & old ghost town of Stanton Arizona & will head up the original stage coach road to Yarnell for a look see up around that area. A reader had left a comment about a week or so ago about ‘Rich Hill’ north of Stanton so I’m going to keep an eye out for an old road leading into that area. I imagine we’ll get ourselves out to House/Indian Rock as well & they have never seen a Crested Saguaro so for sure we are going to be Jeeping out to a couple locations where we know Crested Saguaros to be. Looking forward to showing George & Suzie around. Being a tour guide is something I always enjoy:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( An elderly couple were killed in an accident and found themselves being given a tour of heaven by Saint Peter. "Here is your ocean side condo, over there are the tennis courts, swimming pool, and two golf courses. If you need any refreshments, just stop by any of the many bars located throughout the area." "Heck, Gloria," the old man hissed when Saint Peter walked off, "we could have been here ten years ago if you hadn't heard about all that stupid oat bran, wheat germ, and low-fat diets!"