Day 83-Holbrook and joseph City
Hot day at 98 degrees with humidity of 11% and a wind from the southeast at 12 mph. Elevation of Holbrook is 5080'.
Holbrook was the first chief engineer of the railroad and they decided to name the town after him. The railroad put this place on the map. The area was range land for herds of livestock. The history mentioned the decade long range war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Valley_War This account sounds like a Hollywood script.
Seven Wigwam villages were build in different states during the 1930-1950. They are on the National Register of Historical Places. You will find some vintage restored vehicles parked on the grounds to help you feel in the yesteryear. Your hotel room will be in a tipi (not a wigwam). Their construction is steel and concrete.
https://www.jackrabbittradingpost.com/Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City AZ. I am thinking that if I don't stop someone will say, "Did you stop at the Jack Rabbit?" "No." " Oh, you really should have and tried there Cherry Cider." Their tagline is "If you haven't been to the Jack Rabbit, you haven't been to the southwest."
5/17/2023 01:13:05 am
Thank you for such a well-written article. It’s full of insightful information and entertaining descriptions.
Leave a Reply.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway