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    Default The Hasslegren Homestead or the Clanton Ranch?

    Hasslgren Homestead or the Clanton Ranch? History versus myth. Much confusion abounds of course. A devil's advocate question: Does the mythos of Tombstone devour the real history in the area? I can't answer this one. The truth may never be known. If you come down in the next few years, you can still catch the ruin before the desert reclaims.
    Deep in Cochise County sits a neat adobe ruin off of the Escapule Trail.



    My friends the scavengers have been here. Just gotta take a souvenir.
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    Part of the confusion might be in with the structures of different ages. It can go either way. Some folks got tired of the adobe house and opted for something better.


    Factory built adobe bricks from Douglas? I've heard of machine built adobe bricks, but had never seen an example.
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    I did notice that most of the clay bricks are long gone. Scavenged by persons unknown sometime ago.




    Still, it's an easy ruin to find. Just a mile and one third of a walk down an old road that the BLM closed off to vehicles.
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    Is this the famed Clanton Ranch? I can't give any answer.

    Neither can the BLM.
    The area does abound in wildlife though.

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    Just further south are more relics. No collecting allowed on BLM land now.


    The BM railroad grade.
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    There is suppose to be a ruin on the east bank of the San Pedro, but that is going to have to wait until another day. The brush here is thicker than it is a few miles upstream.

    Still wondering about the mythos.
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    Will mister Joel. I believe I've now run out of accolades for you and your well-travelled camera.
    So now I guess all I can do is repeat: Very nice photos and captions as usual. Extremely well done and I (for one) thank you for taking the time to post and share them.

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    You're welcome. I love the old ruins!
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    Default Clanton ranch...

    I think you nailed it. There are several locations as mentioned in the history books but this matches the period descriptions best.

    On a hill with a clear view in all directions. Did you check out the corrals to the east? They are old.

    The ruins on the east side of the river is Lewis Spring, an old settlement, but I don't think the Clanton place.

    I'm with you, I don't think there will be a definate location established, but it's a grand hunt!

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    Thanks for the very interesting post. Great photographs.

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