The Best Gold Prospecting Ever!
By The Darla Chronicles on December 13, 2012
Today, Mama & I visit the Falling Man petroglyph at Arcosanti. I get to run around on rocks.
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Later, I take a nap 'cause I had so much fun exploring at Arcosanti.
The next day, we go to the first ever, Cordes Station Gold Prospectors Barbeque.
Did you know:
The Cordes Station dates back to 1879, and originally known as Antelope Station, named after a nearby stream.
John Henry Cordes purchased the station for $769.43 in 1882, about a year after the prior owner, Otto Bolin, was murdered in a drunken brawl.
John Henry and his wife, Lizzie, raised six children at Cordes and remains in the family today, three generations later.
"In 1886, Cordes applied for a post office using the name Antelope. Because of the confusion with Antelope Valley, on the west side of the Bradshaw’s, John was forced to reapply changing the name to Cordes, which stands today."
Cordes Station became a popular supply outpost for area miners and sheep drives, including sheep shearing factory.
The Cordes Station is off the I-17, Exit 259. Follow the Crown King Road east approximately 2.5 miles. "Cordes is well worth your visit, not to be confused with Cordes Junction.on I-17."
Information about Cordes Station obtained from http://www.apcrp.org/Cordes/CORDES%20-%20%20MASTER%20DOCUMENT%20082907.htm
We're still enjoying our time here at Arcosanti and you can too. You may join us 362 days a year! Hope to see you soon!
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Have a wonder-filled day!
Next week, Mama & Me are traveling home to see Daddy! We’re going to see visit lots of new things like Spider Rock in Northeast Arizona. See you all then.
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