|Ghost Towns, Mines and Abandoned Sites - Prescott, AZ
of the history of this fascinating area is already lost forever!
Prescott has an amazing - rough and wild - past. I never was
interested in history until I moved to this beautiful mountain
community. As I started exploring the Bradshaw and Sierra Prieta
Mountains I became fascinated with the history of this place. While out
hiking I'll come across an old foundation and wonder, "Who lived here?
What were they doing - mining, logging, cattle ranching?" In some cases
we know. In other cases we will never know for sure. On this web page I
am going to share with you some of my discoveries. They may not be the
most famous places, but they will be fascinating!
|The Convergent Mine|
is a nice easy hike out to the Convergent Mine on the Bean Peaks. We
start from the east end of the Schoolhouse Gulch Trail #67. To reach
the trailhead drive south on Senator Highway. At mile marker #4 take
the the Schoolhouse Gulch Rd for one mile. Right at the entrance to the
Prescott Pines camp there is parking for a few cars.|
Convergent Mine (video)
|The Old Pipeline|
you hike out from the White Spar campground (on Rt.89, also called White Spar Road) on Trail 396 you will
climb up over a ridge and then drop down to Banning Creek.
Along this creek (and going up to Lower Goldwater lake) is a
pipeline that brought water from Lower Goldwater Lake to Prescott. You will find an
old broken cast iron pipeline but - if you look closer - you will find
an even older pipeline made of wooden slats wrapped with wire!|
|The Old Pipeline (video)|