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    I was at Lake Patagonia this weekend nosing round and came across an old homestead ruin on the NE side of the Lake. Anyone have a history or a guess?




    Quite a bit out there.
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    See attached; Topo showing known location of Wards ranch & Sonoita Creek drawn by F. Biertu, (mining engr) in 1861.

    The Benchmark Arizona atlas shows Marshall's at N/E edge of the lake, not a completely reliable source as it shows Wards on the wrong side of the creek, but worth noting.

    From "With their own blood" by Virginia Cullin Roberts; "...160 acres of good land and timber belonging the B C Marshall- Mexican laborers tended some of the best crops in the region;' &...'Apaches struck close to the Pennington farm on March 2, 1861, and again in the 3rd, raiding B C Marshalls place in Sonoita Valley."

    You have seen the Wards ruins, do you think these could be of about the same period?

    Nice find, this is a new one to me. Any more photo's?

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    Alas, no. It was more recent than that. Wondering if when they made the lake, they chased a rancher off? Lots of broken china and glass in the area. The screaming yahoos beat me there again by decades.
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