The River Road
TX FM 170 From Lajitas to east of Presidio
Running along the Rio Grande adjacent to Big Bend Ranch State Park (TX)
Height of Land Looking West and South Across the Rio Grande In To Mexico
Apache Station Sunset
Cochise County, Arizona
WOW ~ Wings Over Willcox, 2017
The Sulphur Springs Valley of Cochise County Arizona
Far and away the stand out WOW 2017 tour for us this year was the Tedd Haas led Agronomics of the Sulphur Springs Valley.
Tedd Haas of Tedd & Kay Haas Farms, Graham, Arizona is a well educated renaissance man who also happens to be an Arizona corn and pinto bean farmer.
A proud American Farmer;
One enthusiastic American period.
North Bowie Farms
Thank You Mr. Luis NavaBoxed Bumble Bees & Hydroponically Grown Tomatoes ~ Nature Sweet
Thank You Mr. Joel Gonzales
Maid Rite Feeds In Willcox, Arizona
Owned By Cheryl Moss and Billy ThompsonDialing In the ‘Maid Rite’ MixMaid Rite Feeds Grain Elevator and Storage
Thank You Johnny Jr and Christina
Bonita Bean Company Storage & Elevation : On The Kansas Settlement Road
Storage and trucking were important themes throughout for Tedd Haas
Bonita Bean Company : Arizona’s Pride : Top Quality Grade A Pinto Bean ProductBonita Bean Company Truck Scale
72,000 Head Calf & Dairy Operation
Thank You Jeff Knoblock
Home of Green Chili Seeds & Chili Products: Developers of the Market Cornering AZ #20 and AZ #1904 Green Chili Seeds
Thank You Austin Curry & Family
Time Constraints Did Not Allow For This Visitation
Thank You Mr. Jim Graham
Expanded Image Gallery : Tedd Haas Tour ~ WOW 2017
Thanks to this experience I will manifest a daily appreciation for the American Farmer and the American Trucker.
Thank You Tedd Haas
Cochise County, Arizona
Moments with Kate Drew-Wilkinson at her design bench.
Pausing At a Live Window Display We Are Beckoned In Off the Street By One Colorful Woman, One Accomplished ArtisanOnly To Return the Next Day With Time and Camera In Hand The Work Space Proved As Interesting As the Work ItselfColorful, Colorful, Colorful Kate Drew-Wilkinson : As Interesting, As Colorful and As Multi-Faceted As Her Work Space
Lots here: bicycles: classic, vintage and otherwise, a workshop, bike tools, memorabilia, books, pictures.
As much a museum as anything else.
Lots here with respect to Ken Wallace as well.
Ken spoke knowledgeably of town and city management, from first-hand experience, at length in Charlotte, North Carolina and later in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ken Wallace was most comfortable in his’ listening room’ space turning this old David Bromberg fan on to the wonders and joys of singer-songwriter extraordinaire Tom Russell.
Erie Street, Lowell District
Thriving Ghost Town or Americana Preserved or another Moneyed Playground ??
Lowell was at one time a sizable mining town located just to the southeast of Old Bisbee. The majority of the original townsite was consumed by the excavation of the Lavender Pit mine during the 1950s. All that is left today is a small portion of Erie Street, along with Evergreen Cemetery, Saginaw subdivision and Lowell Middle School. These days Lowell is considered by most of the local residents to be more of a place name than an actual community.
http://www.westernmininghistory.com/towns/arizona/lowellHome of The Bisbee Breakfast Club
Home of The Bisbee Americana Music Fest
The Mexican-American Border
Arizona Route 80 E beyond Bisbee, Arizona towards Douglass turn right at Paul’s Spur and right again at the limestone processing facility.
A ‘T’ in the road at a Buffett music family ranch facility brings you to the ‘Border Road’.
A twelve foot high fence and patrol road paid for with US tax dollars.
Inclines and roadway too much for the Smart Car.
Nothing on the Mexican side: open ungrazed desert.
Final Bout 2016
Slip Slidin’ Away
A Representative 1% of the Best Images Captured ~ My Apologies For the Time Taken
990 South Cherry Avenue
A retired steel-guy from Pittsburgh, PA now Tucson, AZ and a college-kid mechanic hanging out mid-day Saturdays in a warehouse full antique and classic cars.
They seem to have a vision and the desire and resources to bring it to fruition.
Well maintained road-worthy machines; from antique to vintage to classic including the oddities as well.
An extremely accessible collection with a gregarious, proud and open collector-owner.
A mechanic’s bay with a lift and enough space to work on numerous vehicles presents itself on your way in.
As a national historical landmark and the only remaining intact mission in Arizona, Mission San Xavier del Bac is considered the finest example of Mexican Baroque architecture in the United States.
First founded in 1692, the Mission is part of a series of missions established by Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, who traveled throughout the northern part of Mexico and the Southwestern parts of the United States, bringing Catholicism to the indigenous peoples of the area.
Earlier, simple churches were constructed near the site, but the current structure was begun in 1783 by a Franciscan, Father Velderrain, using 7,000 pesos borrowed from Antonio Herreros, a rancher from Sonora. Designed by Ignacio Gaona, a Spanish architect, the villagers from Bac helped from start to finish. They gathered sand lime, clay, rock and wood; built kilns and excavated trenches. Thirty-three inch foundations were built and brick was laid up for both the inside and outside faces of the wall; rock rubble and a lime-sand grout was poured between. Artists from central New Spain (now Mexico) worked to complete the interior.
Work on the Mission continued for 14 years before the money ran out, causing the artists and master artisans to be discharged. The east tower was left with bare brick and no dome or lantern while, in the choir loft and baptistry, paintings were left unfinished. But Bac’s parishioners were still at work – dismantling their old Jesuit church from the 1750s and rebuilding it as the mud adobe wing to the east of the East Tower. This structure enclosed the north side of the plaza in front of the church, providing for better defense against raids and attacks.
The flags of four nations have hung over the Mission: It fell under the jurisdiction of Spain until Mexico won independence in 1821. The Gadsden Purchase brought San Xavier into the United States in 1854. Today, following the creation of the Tohon O’odham reservations, the flag of the Tohono O’odham Nation now flies over the Mission.
The Parish and its School
San Xavier remains a working church. The Franciscan pastor and the parochial vicar provide spiritual leadership to the parish. Services occur throughout the week.
Next to the Mission and dating back to 1873 is the mission school. Run by the Franciscan Sisters of Charity, the school operates grades K-8 and continues a tradition of educating students from the surrounding area.
(Text quoted from a four page pamphlet produced by the Patronato San Xavier – italics for added emphasis, are mine)