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brian10x
05-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Today I explored the area behind SASCO, in Arizona for clues and remnants of the people that once lived near the smelter.

Nothing really exciting to report (I'll leave that to Joel!) but I couldn't help wishing I had my old Samurai on a very narrow trail up there!

LauraA
05-08-2008, 04:58 PM
but I couldn't help wishing I had my old Samurai on a very narrow trail up there!


Nooo you don't Brian, there's a lot to be said for luxury. :D


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brian10x
05-08-2008, 05:12 PM
Nooo you don't Brian, there's a lot to be said for luxury. :D



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I knew you'd find some way to use that picture against me someday!

Joel
05-08-2008, 06:19 PM
Well, you found a Palo Verde tree. :) Anything else going on out there?

brian10x
05-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Well, you found a Palo Verde tree. :) Anything else going on out there?

I found a trail that went above the smelter to view where I THOUGHT there were homes in the old days. I glassed the area for a good 30 minutes and never found a trace. Its left of the photo.

Then I tried going around the back and nearly got stuck in a wash.

Finally, I followed a trail by the current cemetary and marked private property for several miles and almost got lost in the myriad of trails there. There were a few maybees, but I finally called it quits.

Of course, all that means is you will go there and find and intact abandoned general store with food on the shelves and a model T in the back.

Grrrrrr. Oh, well, I'll keep trying.

The picture below is of the wall above the smelter. I was able to get a great view of the area to the left of the picture, and the last trail I was on was straight ahead in the picture.

brian10x
05-08-2008, 06:47 PM
[quote=LauraA;32456]Nooo you don't Brian, there's a lot to be said for luxury. :D



There were a lot a good times with little Sammi as well!

Joel
05-08-2008, 06:48 PM
Sounds and looks like a great day! I was stuck at work myself. You had the better day!

DirtyDog
05-08-2008, 09:25 PM
What does SASCO stand for? Is there a town nearby; if so what's the name?
It's not ASARCO is it? American Smelting and Refining Co?

Joel
05-09-2008, 04:06 AM
Southern Arizona Smelting Company. It's in Southern Pinal County.

fishing8046
05-09-2008, 10:25 AM
Hi I'm a new guy I have a website That might be helpful it's called The Little Cow Puncher and one of the schools is named SASCO

old judge
05-09-2008, 01:50 PM
And your website is ...??? OJ

fishing8046
05-09-2008, 07:58 PM
http://cowpuncher.library.arizona.edu/ try this sorry first time posting link

LauraA
05-10-2008, 02:23 AM
That's some interesting reading. Times sure have changed since little kids considered chewing gum and Cracker Jacks a valued prized.
Thanks for posting! :)

Joel
05-10-2008, 06:22 AM
That's neat. A part of history that isn't thought of very much!

Gravelrash
05-10-2008, 05:37 PM
WOW! That is priceless stuff!
"Redington School - 04/01/33 - Our Follies number"
Nicho - I feel deprived I never met him!
Imagine how "the authorities" would react to someone like that hanging around a school, today!