Thursday, February 27, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, I took the jeep and went looking for two ghost towns on the San Pedro River south of Tombstone. After about 12 miles, I came to the river and stopped on the north side. Walking along the river basin, I could see walls on the hillside.
As I got up to the walls, there were several rock formations that had been buildings or homes at one time. That is about all there is left of Millville. Millville, at one time, was a wild west mining town. There was a sign saying Petroglyph Discovery Trail, so started looking on the rocks and did find a few.
I knew the ghost town of Charleston was directly across the river from Millville, so headed out through the thick bushes and Palo Verde trees that covered everything. Eventually, deep in the trees, I did find one foundation, but not sure if it is a part of Charleston, because it was in the river valley, but still on this side of the river.
The San Pedro River was about fifteen feet across and had many shallow places, so I crossed the river in search of Charleston ruins, but only flushed out two deer in the deep woods. Just above the river, was an old railroad track line. The rails were gone and it looked like it was used as a road. There was a neat underpass for one of the tributaries of the river with new petroglypics.
I finally gave up on finding Charleston. Maybe another day.
This morning, the three of us went to Bisbee, Arizona for a day of sightseeing. Will show you that beautiful place tomorrow. Hate to be a day behind, but Bisbee deserves all the space I can give.
See you later.