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  1. Excellent historical material and photos. I knew...

    Excellent historical material and photos. I knew of, and have seen early photos of, the Steinfeld department store in Tucson, but this is first I've heard of the family's manufacturing enterprises as...
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    You need to get in touch with reality. There is...

    You need to get in touch with reality. There is no "ghost town" of Seneca in the photos you post. The one with the white buildings (at the bottom of the canyon) depicts remnants of an old café run by...
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    What many people don't realize is that there was...

    What many people don't realize is that there was only one Clanton who played a role in the actual shooting. That was 19-year-old Billy. Ike was there at the beginning, when things began to get...
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    Savvy advice from Froggy. Also visit...

    Savvy advice from Froggy. Also visit desertleaf.com, website of a Tucson magazine named the Desert Leaf. Once on the site, click it open, proceed to the table of contents and look for the article...
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    Brunckow Cabin, southern Arizona

    Brunckow Cabin (and Hill) west of Tombstone, east of the San Pedro River, south of Charleston Road, may be old hat to many of you, but I was a first-timer there on Christmas Day.
    Because most of...
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    Great photos as usual, Matt. Looks like a spot to...

    Great photos as usual, Matt. Looks like a spot to check out on foot and/or 4WD.
    Just a food point of clarification, for what little it might mean.
    The term "burrito" is a relative newcomer.
    For...
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    The hot springs (west side of the river, about...

    The hot springs (west side of the river, about 100 yards upstream from the bridge), when I was last there about 10 years ago were actually pretty civilized. Someone had built a rectangular concrete...
  8. Ooooh. Yeah. I know I've got an old B&W...

    Ooooh. Yeah.
    I know I've got an old B&W panoramic (as in rolled-up) shot of the hotel, likely made from midway on the old dam, looking NNE. I just need to dig through files to find it.
    By today's...
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    Toys, I've been remiss in not getting back to my...

    Toys, I've been remiss in not getting back to my initial post, but I think you may be on to something.
    I had theorized that Stoneman Grade might have a junction with a route over Oak Flat and down...
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    Old Trail Along Queen Creek to Superior?

    My only previous knowledge of a sort-of established trail between the town of Superior (AZ) and Miami/Globe mining country in the late 1800s was Stoneman Grade.
    I've hiked and 4-wheeled portions of...
  11. Powder mags

    There are many of these old explosives storage bunkers around.
    I attach an image of one in the Tucson Mountains at the Gould Mine.
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    More on Buff Bill

    Roger that re: Bill's mines being at Campo Bonito.
    Many of you may know that the headquarters of his place (the High Jinks), built largely from river rock after his death, is still there, and being...
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    I meant to mention to ghostownaz that the...

    I meant to mention to ghostownaz that the properties he/she is talking about, and of which he/she got photos, are not the Silver King site. That's the old Magma holdings that now belong to BHP...
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    7172Dewds. Silver King Mine claims are now held...

    7172Dewds.
    Silver King Mine claims are now held by the Deen family, living near Kearny.
    Name of the watchman at the Silver King is George Harbin (sp?). His phone number is 602-499-1941.
    Both the...
  15. When I hiked in to this place four years ago, it...

    When I hiked in to this place four years ago, it belonged to a family named Klump from around the Bowie/Willcox area. They are legendary for their paranoia and hostility, and willingness to poke guns...
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