Things to Do in Yuma, AZ: Castle Dome City, Ghost Town and Museum
Castle Dome City was founded on the second mine to be patented in 1871 and was the longest working mine in Arizona, operational until 1979 when the price of silver ore dropped drastically. There are more than 300 mines in the Castle Dome District, all of which have been explored by the museum, with the town currently sitting on 3 patented mines-Floral Temple, Floral Temple Extension, and Castle Dome. A group of citizens formed a museum and asked permission to salvage everything that they could from the sites and acquired the buildings, artifacts, and manuscripts, as well and mine contents. Recently, Hull Mine was also purchased and the museum has plans to expand 170 acres and eventually offer underground mine tours. Most of the artifacts in Castle Dome City, Ghost Town come from the Castle Dome City Mining District and were salvaged when the Fish and Wildlife Department decided to remove the abandoned mining sites.
Carmelita’s Cantina- The cantina features mining tables from the 1800’s thought to be the last primitive tales built by miners of the time. The Castle Dome Mining District is comprised of 300 mines that are 700 feet deep. The town, Castle Dome City, sits on 3 patented mines including its namesake, Castle Dome. The museum has recently purchased Hull mine which includes a system of 10 patented mines. Most of the artifacts that are in the Castle Dome City Museum were taken from the Castle Dome and Floral Temple Mines including the 1889 Levi’s, clothing, dynamite, rods, notes, canned goods, tools, ore cars, buckets, and glass bottle dating back to 1874.
The newly acquired Hull Mines were worked until 1990 and tied into the Railroad mine. The Museum is hoping to be able to offer underground mine tours of Hull Mines in the future.
Guild of American Luthiers
American Archtop Guitars, World class handmade custom Archtop and Electric Guitars by Dale Unger and his son Tyler in Nazareth, Pa. David Amour, classical and steel string builder in Mt. Shasta, California. Big D Guitars, a small shop specializing in Varitone Switches for guitar or bass, and hand made custom guitars. John A.
Decker, Jr., founder of RainSong Graphite Guitars and inventor of the modern carbon-fiber/epoxy acoustic guitar, now specializes in classical guitars made from exotic woods. Different City Guitars offers fine handmade guitars by world class luthiers. Jeff Elliott Portland guitar builder, teacher and Guild author. Fern’s Guitars, specialising in building guitars, lap steel guitars and Weissenborn guitars. Charles Fox has been building guitars for over 35 years and has been a longtime author and contributor to the Guild.
Ray Gander – Gander Guitars, has been building guitars for over 40 years and now builds solid body electric guitars in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada. Hyde Baker, Blue Belly Guitars, builds both electric & acoustic archtop guitars in Los Angeles, CA. Icon Guitars specialize in handmade custom guitars. Kingslight Guitars – John Kingslight builds steel string guitars, acoustic bass guitars and baritone guitars in Bremerton, Washington. In addition to complete engineered, user friendly acoustic guitar kits we are suppliers of reasonably priced high quality Tools, Fixtures, Materials and hardware for Professional as well as amateur Guitar Builders and Luthiers.
Designing & building arch top,steel string, and nylon string guitars since 1969.David Newton Guitars, building and repairing Guitars and Mandolins since 1975.
New Home & Real Estate for Sale in Wickenburg, AZ
Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch offers new homes for sale, situated on desirable real estate. Just a short drive to the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Wickenburg, AZ is an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, with a truly authentic small town feel. This combination is helping to generate much interest in Wickenburg real estate and new homes. From its amazing views and exceptional dining to its engaged, active, outdoor lifestyle and attractive contemporary ranch design, Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch is committed to keeping the spirit of adventure alive. If you’re interested in real estate or property in the Wickenburg area, we invite you to come see the new homes available.
Check out this virtual tour of the new Resort Club, now open at Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch – and make plans to come tour it in person! At the roundabout in Wickenburg, veer to the right on the Wickenburg Bypass At the next roundabout, Tegner Road, continue through the roundabout North on 89/93 towards Las Vegas. Those lucky enough to own a home in Wickenburg enjoy the absolute best combination of Arizona’s climate: warm days and cool nights with overnight temperatures that are 10-20 degrees cooler compared to the Phoenix metro area. The stunning night sky over Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch. As the Dude Ranch capitol of Arizona, Wickenburg has four beautiful ranches for entertainment, fun and adventure.
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