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Old 01-17-2009, 09:29 PM   #71
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Rich,
I hope you are following this...GREAT info...maybe a f/u on Q?...
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #72
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The hotel was destroyed and the store was damaged by the flood of 1919.
Tell us more about the flood, were you camping there that year?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #73
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The Currier House
Brothers Ben & John Currier lived in this adobe house in the early 1900's.The brothers were actors,miners and prospectors who worked clames in Colorado,California and Arizona in the Plomosa mountains east of Quartzsite.Their old adobe with its small forge for blacksmithing is the finest original adobe remaining in Quartzsite.Ben died in 1941 and John died in 1942.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:25 AM   #74
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It's 0830, where are YOUR children...?

I guess I need to get out more...OH, wait, I AM out...
Had an early morning sighting of a Jimmini, but on the return trip, it was gone...sun's up.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:33 PM   #75
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Scott's Store Built in the early 1900's
The store was originally on the south side of Main St,but was moved in the 1920's because the state was improving the street which was also US 60-72.Besides being a store,the building has served as a post office,stage station(motorized),bar,restaurant and gas station.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #76
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The george w."buck" conner house and field

Buck has a personal biography that could fill a book,so i am not going to try in this small space.He homesteaded here in 1926 with a 160 acre site,taking out another 80 acre site in 1931.The site included his house(in the middle of the open field)and his landing strip,where women were taught to fly prior to going to Sweetwater Texas to become WASP's during WWII.
For more about this fascinating person come to the Stage Station Museum and see the Buck Conner's display.
The weather here in Q for the next two days mostly sunny and 77F.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:07 PM   #77
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Quartzsite jail

The old Q jail sits about 100 yards back from the street,behind a new large metal building,it was built in the mid 1930's.About 12'x12' and constructed of concrete,the door is from the old Territorial Prison in Yuma,it was used to hold rowdy drunks or others that may need to be transported to Yuma for trial.It became obsolete when roads were improved to Yuma and prisoners could be transported in a few hours.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #78
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Went to the BIG TENT today...I'm always amazed at the inordinate amount of stuff RVers buy and drag back to their diminishing spaces...I mean, I could understand if it were sensible things like...well...say, a 6 foot wire flamingo...or...oh...35 pounds of rocks...maybe a treadle sewing machine...
I saw thirty different ways to slice, grate, chop, dice, or otherwise mangle veggies...ten different ways to perform the emptying of blackwater tanks(each almost guaranteed to be odorless and muss-free...)...several 'Ultimate" RV resorts-one hasn't been built yet, but they'll take a hefty down-payment...can't tell you how much the total cost will be, yet, nor can they tell you what the monthly 'dues' will be...BUT IT"S GONNA BE A NICE PLACE..."!!! I really think we oughta get in on the ground floor on this one, 'cause the ride down should be a breath-taker.
There were some nice things, too, and we bought them.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #79
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Q Big tent

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We are here to be warm and save $$$ not spend it like a drunken sailor in the big tent.
I know, it is must have JUNK stuff.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:43 PM   #80
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Geriatric review...

I didn't buy stuff like a drunken sailor...I'm a civvy, and I didn't do my morning visit to your place, today, 'cause I drive a very BIG Tracker, and I knew the parking places would be small
For you folks that haven't made a morning visit with Jimmini, walking distance, or a road that is short,w i d e, and not long is a GOOD thing
I really enjoy the evening conversations, which range from...well...everything...we haven't yet solved the current crises, but we've come up with some pretty creative approaches.
We bought three 'bright light' bayonet lights to replace the original small floods over the couch and computer desk(treadle sewing machine), and are really impressed with the illumination...and they each use about 1/10th of the energy of the old bulbs...pricey, but worth it, if yer on solar. Also bought some rolls of silicone tape...can't wait to try this stuff out...well, maybe I can, as it's a quick-fix for plumbing, radiator hose, and electrical problems...uhm, at least I HOPE it will be, if I find myself in need...
Not nearly as much useless free stuff as last year, but the same junk is present...show up at DH3, you may get a bag full of what we did manage to scavenge.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:15 AM   #81
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Q trivia for this morning

Judge Lacy's House.
Partially covered on the south side of the building by dirt from the elevated roadway,the Lacy house was built about 1930.Judge Lacy served as Justice of the Peace in Quartzsite from 1933 through 1938.Judge Lacy died in 1941,and the building has served many uses since then.

The temp.today should be about 76F and sunny
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:30 AM   #82
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Q trivia for today

THE CAMEL STOP AUTO REPAIR.

There are three building at this site,the old filling station,the front building just east of the station and the house in the rear.The building in front has been a store,a restaurant and the town post office.In 1946 the woodsens sold the site to Ira "Slim" and Beulah Salladay.
Slim was sent to prison for some kind of threat to or about President Trumans's daughter Margaret's recital.
ONLY in Q could this kind of history be made.

Weather today 77F Mostly Cloudy.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:59 AM   #83
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Wow . . . I don't have time to read this whole thread, wish I saw it earlier.

I am a proud full-timer of almost two years now. I am also a vendor at Tyson Wells H-19 through this Sunday 1/25.

Please stop by, I am surrounded by owners of SOBs!

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Rich Luhr will be visiting this weekend too.

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:22 PM   #84
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Tysons well stage museum.

The Tysons Well Museum is a must see in Quartzsite.
They also sell 2 little books Quartzsite AZ No Ordinary Place $3.75 and
Stone Cabins and other excuses for exploring the desert backroads around Quartzsite .50C.
It is well worth the time and it is free.But they do take donations.
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