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Old 01-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #61
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I would say it looks like Hard Rock or something commonly called Leave R Right There.

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Old 01-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #62
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Something they named the town after?
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #63
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Some Q trivia.
Hi Jolly Cemetery.
The Hi Jolly cemetery is named after Hadji Ali (or Philip Tedro),a camel master employed by the Army during the late 1850's during their trial use of camels to cross the desert of the southwest,who is buried there.The pioneer section contains many of the graves of the early pioneers of Tyson's Well/Quartzsite.
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Great posts Jim. Thanks for taking us around the town with you. How about a visit to the glass lady next...
Pictures from a 4CU rally in Qtown last spring.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:49 AM   #65
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Tyson's well stage station(Now a museum).
Built around 1866,the well provided much needed water for travelers and livestock,and rest,meals and overnight stay for those on the Arizona Stage Company(Later the California & Arizona Stage Company).In 1893,this became the town's first Post Office,postmark "Tysons."

Weather for the next 10 days low 70F and SUNNY.Is that great or what?
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:21 AM   #66
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GEE but it's good to be home!!! Got back around 1700 hrs...went to happy hour late, but made it...Jim and Brian sure have let the neighborhood go to the SOBs...gone two days, and Q has become INFESTED...everywhere...
Coming back home from Happy Hour, I passed a BIG MoHo towing a trailer with what I think was a Dusenberg(sp?)...now parked in the take-over area near Jim...wonder if it was one from the Barret-Jackson auction?
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #67
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Q = woodstock?

Well the RV rigs just keep rolling in 1000+ aday.For the last 2 days.
Looks like Q is the WOODSTOCK for old farts.
WE still have the booze.
We still have the drugs.(Only now they are prescriptions).
The sex I have found out I have out lived my working parts.
The music I can only hear with the volume turnd all the way up.
But the weather is grate in the low 70's, so rock on.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:23 PM   #68
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Met a guy in his late 80's, today...working on his 4th AS('75 International)...been coming out here in the 4CU area forever...cabinet maker by trade...visited with him and his friend for about an hour...he pulled up a chair for me as soon as I walked up...seemed pleased to get a gummy flamingo. Has no use for organizations like WBCCI...
BUSY day, today...I won AND lost playing myself a game of horseshoes...have had to get up at least 3 times to move the chair into optimal sun exposure...and Happy Hour is still looming on the horizon...This life could wear me out if I don't start learning to pace myself...
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QUOTE: Looks like Q is the WOODSTOCK for old farts.END QUOTE

YEP, BUT THANK GOD MOST OF THE Q FARTS ARE WEARING CLOTHES...WELL, 'CEPT FOR ME, BUT I DO HAVE ACCEPTABLE SHORTS, AND A HAWAIIAN SHIRT DRAPED OVER THE BACK OF THE CHAIR(SHIRT...THE SHORTS ARE WHERE THEY SHOULD BE).
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More q trivia

Anton Hagely's General Merchandise Store.
The old adobe at the corner of Main St and Moon Mountain Rd was built by Anton Hagely in 1893.A canvas addition at the back of the building was rented to the state for use as a school.Adjoining the building on the west side by a breezeway was the Hagely Hotel where Anton and his wife Viktoria lived.The hotel was destroyed and the store was damaged by the flood of 1919.
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Rich,
I hope you are following this...GREAT info...maybe a f/u on Q?...
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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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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, 08:25 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, 12:33 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, 08:54 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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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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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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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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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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