Thursday, January 7, 2010

Del Rio Springs #3

This old barn has been here for many years. It was there 56 years ago when my husband worked on that ranch. At that time the Santa Fe Railroad owned the ranch and Grand Canyon's Fred Harvey leased the ranch from them to raise cattle for his “Harvey Houses” and the Grand Canyon mules were wintered there.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Del Rio Springs #2

Another picture of Del Rio Springs as it looks now.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Del Rio Springs

On the side of the road about 22 miles north of Prescott on highway 89, there is a marker that reads as follows;
Del Rio Springs, Site of Original camp Whipple Established December 1863
From January 22 to May 18, 1864 the offices of the Territorial Government of Arizona were operated from tents and log cabins here before being moved to Prescott, The first permanent Capital.

These pictures show how the area looks now.