December 5, 2013

Stage Station and Homestead, Eloy, Arizona

  Another trip to the Eloy area of Newman Mountains, parking is by this old water tower. We found an old Stage Station and Homestead.  The old fence made of mesquite is still in place for the Stage horses as is the building or home. This was a very interesting area to see. Check out the balancing rock at the bottom, most of it is sitting on a few pebbles!
water tank stage stop
mesquite corrall sign
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Several times in our travels we have come across water stations for wildlife.  The BLM will place these funnels to collect the water and the animals can get to the access.
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sag skeleton A saguaro can produce 40 million seeds during its life. The saguaro tiny seed can survive under a nursery plant like this Palo Verde tree (Always Green). The cacti grows slowly under the shade and protection from the sun and frost. Then the Palo Verde tree dies off. Adult saguaro live for 80-125 years, weighing 6 tons  This saguaro has died, shed off it’s tough outer layer. So all that remains is the light wood ribs!

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