September 22, 2016

Farmers Market and Rock Shop

These shops are next to the Rock Springs Cafe (previous post) in Black Canyon City, AZ.

September 19, 2016

Rock Springs Cafe

Picture is from their website.
Rock Springs was once a camp for Indians and the Calvary.  It was “a watering hole for miners, cattle drives and sheepherders during the expansion of the American West territory from 1860 until 1917”. (From their website:

 In 1918, a man named Ben Warner, built a “canvas-covered” structure which stood as his store until the adobe block building was finished.  Ben did all the labor himself; transporting gas in 5 gallon cans for customers to purchase along with canvas bags for them to fill with water from the well he excavated.  For several years, the Rock provided the only telephone service for miles and had a post office for which Ben was the postmaster until 1955.

 Today, even the old stagecoach lines are still visible behind the building.  It is the “oldest independently” owned food establishment still in service in the state of Arizona.  You can stop in the Rock Springs Café for a delicious down-home meal, and their world famous homemade pies.  Next time you are driving by Black Canyon City, take the exit off and visit the historic Rock Spring Café.

September 16, 2016

For Sale: Big Barn Antiques

I see this building every time I head down Highway 69 towards Prescott from Phoenix.  I have never stopped in to check it out in all the times I drove by.  This last time, my friend and I decided to stop and wouldn't you know it, it is for sale.  Talk about bad timing.

These rusty old vehicles and tower are along the highway and near the antique barn.

September 13, 2016

Photos Around Mayer AZ

Mayer is a cute little town between Phoenix and Prescott on Highway 69.  It has lots of interesting buildings and shops.