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    I was out in the Dragoons this weekend. According to Nell Murbarger GHOSTS OF THE ADOBE WALLS (1964), Fourr's Fort is roofless and has stone walls. I used a book Brian10x gave me that has rough directions and believe that I have found it: Just east of the Fourr Ranch in Fourr's Canyon. There's not much to it. I really don't think there ever was. It was just built to protect his family from Apache attacks. It's a part of the Coronado National Forest these days. We don't have to worry about the teenagers with a case of beer and someone's truck. It's a long and hard hike with no trail. The Fourr Ranch on the north has a locked gate and the Dragoon Cattle Company on the south has one as well. The Playstation crowd will never find it.




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    I did go into the eastern part of Fourr Canyon. I found a dandy of a mine that I will keep nameless. It still looks like it's full of goodies and I don't want to give the scavengers a green light.




    It might need some plumbing done before anyone else moves into it.
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    A housekeeper might be in order too.
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    Possibly a CPA too! Have to be in the black to keep that claim on Federal land!

    A bit was broken up, but nothing devasting yet.

    Am not sure if it was vandals or perhaps drunken miners. Courtland did have a big jail for a small population.
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    Obviously, the landscaper and maintainance man were the first to be let go.
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    I really don't believe that they ever had a kitchen staff.
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    And I forgot to bring my monkey wrench with me!
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    As you can see, someone towed something off. Not sure if it was the Rolls or the Bentley. It sure explains why I was finding old auto parts on the trail up there.
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    The mine shaft had a cable for bringing down ore. The only problem that I saw is that they had it way too low. The ore must have hit the bank of the wash a few times. I would imagine that it would remove most foilage that stood in the way.

    Someone stole the wheel to the wheelbarrow. You have to love scavengers and what they swipe.


    The mine itself.
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    More of the mine and ore transporter.
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