November 21, 2013

Newman Mt, Eloy, Arizona-

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   We left Casa Grande, Az. and drove 40 miles to Eloy, the skydiving capitol of USA.  This is a diverse area to ride through. There are Petroglyphs on several peaks and rock piles.  The Beer Memorial and the Memorial for Lt. James L Hart  (1947-1975) joined the U. S. Air Force in 1973 and served with the 96th Flying Training Squadron as an instructor pilot. On March 21, 1975, Second Lieutenant Hart was flying out of Williams Air Force Base with a student pilot. When the plane malfunctioned just south of Coolidge, Arizona, Jim stayed with the plane so that his student could bail out and parachute safely to the ground. Unfortunately, this delay in exiting the aircraft allowed the plane to crash and cost Jim his life.   There are numerous trails around this area, be watchful for or immigrants passing thru.
many pet. lar chola

The Petroglyphs                                                      Very tall Cholas, Larry showing size