Monday, November 20, 2017
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Clinging on to past and living is like driving forward while watching the rear view mirror...
I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down.
A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist.
"I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want Novocaine because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said. "Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way." The dentist was quite impressed. "You're certainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?" The woman turned to her husband and said, "Show him your tooth, dear."
Q: What happened when the man crashed his car into the tree?
A: He saw how his Mercedes bends.
A fire started on some grassland near a farm. The county fire department was called to put out the fire. The fire was more than the county fire department could handle. Someone suggested that a nearby volunteer bunch be called.
Despite some doubt that the volunteer outfit would be of any assistance, the call was made.
The volunteers arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck. They rumbled straight towards the fire, drove right into the middle of the flames and stopped! The firemen jumped off the truck and frantically started spraying water in all directions. Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, breaking the blaze into two easily controlled parts.
Watching all this, the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's work and was so grateful that his farm had been spared, that right there on the spot he presented the volunteers with a check for $1,000. A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the department planned to do with the funds.
'That ought to be obvious,' he responded, wiping ashes off his coat. 'The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!'
What did the cowboy say when his dog left?
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Welcome to the West
How the West was won………
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
GHOST TOWN GHOST TOWN GHOST TOWN GHOST TOWN
Fairbank is a ghost town in Cochise County, Arizona, near the San Pedro River. First settled in 1881, Fairbank was the closest rail stop to nearby Tombstone, which made it an important location in the development of southeastern Arizona. The town was named for Chicago investor Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank who partially financed the railroad.
We have to get an early start so we can catch the stage from Tombstone to Fairbank.(not really, I just wanted to use the photo of the stagecoach)
Originally called Junction City, Kendall, then Fairbank
I wonder if they are going to bust some “ghosts”
Fairbank was built on an old Mexican land grant, the San Juan de las Boquillas y Nogales.
A very important room in any self respecting ghost town.
Due to its proximity to Tombstone, and the fact that it boasted the nearest railroad station to what was one of the largest cities in the western United States, Fairbank acted as a way point between Tombstone and the rest of the country.
The Bureau of Land Management acquired the land that was once the Mexican Land Grant in 1986 as part of the San Pedro Riparian NCA. Today the area is open for the public to enjoy. Take a self-guided tour around what was once a thriving boom-town of the wild west! Looks like the B.L.M. put some new spouting on the building.
Time for a walk.. Please take plenty of water and watch out for Venomous Creatures.
Remains of the old railroad bed.
San Pedro River is a northward-flowing stream originating about 10 miles (16 km) south of Sierra Vista, Arizona, near Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. The river flows 140 miles (230 km) north through Cochise County, Pima County, Graham County, and Pinal County to its confluence with the Gila River, at Winkelman, Arizona. It is the last major, free-flowing undammed river in the American Southwest, it is of major ecological importance as it hosts two-thirds of the avian diversity in the United States, including 100 species of breeding birds and 300 species of migrating birds.
This is an area where Coronado and his fellow conquistadors rode almost 500 years ago.
This would be a good time to return to Fairbank and check out the schoolhouse.
In 1889, Fairbank had five saloons, a meat market, general store, grocery, three restaurants, a hotel, a Wells Fargo Office, livery stables, train and stage depots , a school, post office, and resident's houses.
The schoolhouse was built in the late 1920s. The original building was one-room but a partition (long missing) separated it into two rooms. This block structure replaced a wooden structure that had burned down. In the early 1930s, a "third" room was added. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) meticulously restored the schoolhouse in 2007 using original materials where possible. READ MORE
A highlight is the old school house. On weekends there is usually a docent who can explain the fascinating history of railroads in Southern Arizona in the 19th century.
Linda says,”I think I need to learn a little more about rattlesnakes in Arizona”…. LOL
Now. it’s time to get back to Tombstone for some “RELAXATION”