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    Not much history here, but a neat ruin. In the heart of the Tucson Mountains is the Boden Homestead. It only dates back to the 1930's, but quite a bit is left and is fairly free from the mindless vandals and collectors despite its proximity to a major urban area.



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    This sits just off of the Yetman Trail. Despite a few McMansions by the trailhead, it's a decent hike to the old ruin in a beautiful mountain range. No vehicles allowed in!



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    Windows of the past.

    The scavengers have been here. Just imagine their disgust when they discovered that Boden was a journalist who came out west with a sick wife, not a miner who hid gold like a leprechaun.
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    That's neat! You could almost put a roof on it today and move in.

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    Really cool, thanks for sharing......Speedy

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    I'm probably wrong, but to me that "ruin" has the look of a dwelling that was never finished.

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    That's a nifty stone house, looks like someone really knew what they were doing.
    Thanks Joel!

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    You're welcome. It struck me as having a tin roof at one time. They lived there 8-10 years I believe.
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    Thats a great old place. They sure put it in a beautiful spot. Too bad about the encroaching McMansions, but it is the same all over our area. It wont be long before you can't time travel here anymore. We are seeing the last of the real history disappear.

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    It is vanishing all too quickly! I for one am glad for public lands and don't want to see them handed over to the private sector at all!
    Is anyone actually left in California or did they all move out here?
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