Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dandrea Ranch and Sharlot Hall Museum

We went to visit the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. We packed a lunch and were able to sit at a picnic table at the museum (next to the windmill). After visiting the museum we went across the street to the archives site and I was able to view and copy old pictures of our cabin area when it was a working mine.

Sharlot Hall was Arizona's first territorial historian. She felt it was important to preserve the history of Arizona. The sight of the museum is where the first territorial Governor's home was built. Since then either replicated or the actual buildings were added. It is a great place to visit and would recommend it to anyone.

Mattie looking at the flowers

First Territorial Governor's Mansion

A old bed in a log cabin. Mattie climbed right on up and laid down. The bed was stuffed with straw and underneath there was rope to tighten or loosen the mattress. I'm not sure if it was an actual bed or a replica of a bed. If I had to guess it would be the actual bed.

looking at fish in the pond

The windmill that we sat next to and ate lunch.

Fort Misery. Sign reads "oldest log cabin built in Arizona in 1864. The cabin originally was about 1/2 mile away from the Sharlot Hall Museum.

The ranch is located about a mile from our cabin. It was a working ranch in the 1890's.

I copied this picture from the Sharlot Hall Archives site.


Part of the road that we drove on.

Mining Claim

Pasture area of the ranch. My dad said the house used to be in this area but burnt down a long time ago.

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