Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arizona Territory 1863


Arizona territorial lines in red were very different from the current Arizona State back in 1863.

Notice that a northwest part of the territory was given to Nevada. That is the area where I entered Arizona on my trip by Hoover Dam.

This park was dedicated to Arizona Territory (1863 -1912)
Arizona was not admitted to the United States until 1912. 

The park was just closing when I found it so I was not able to spend much time there. There were men and women in period costumes sitting around an open fire which really wasn't needed.


I did ask about the wheel on the front of the wagon - it was their spare tire back then.

Connecting with Ruby Tuesday Too
and Our World Tuesday



14 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice little bit of history there

Gillena Cox said...

Very interesting

much love...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I wasn't expecting lush green grass in Arizona, I must visit some day!

Mama Zen said...

Cool shots!

orvokki said...

Interesting. You are a very good guide.

NanaDiana said...

Very cool pictures and I can see your shadow person taking the photo in that last picture. xo Diana

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The Quartermaster Depot is one of my favorite Sunday afternoon hangouts, especially during farmers market season!

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Shey Wicklund said...

I learned something new. Thanks for sharing this interesting part of history.

Hazel Ceej said...

Those wagons take my mind back to long long time ago... when the world was simple and sounded like it was more peaceful than the world we have nowadays.

Poppy said...

I am amazed at the grass! Your commentary is always interesting,Ruth; thanks for sharing!

Poppy

Paulette said...

Living history museums and parks are so interesting. This is a place I could be in reverie for hours.

The Artful Diva said...

I learn something new every time I visit you!

Icy BC said...

What an interesting and beautiful park!

biebkriebels said...

I like that old wagon, remember it from movies, westerns I have seen.

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