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Wickenburg Hospitality Comes in Many Forms

One of the more unusual opportunities to welcome guests came in May 2007, when a flight of six Apache Longbow helicopters stopped at the Wickenburg Airport on their way to Idaho. …

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Calliandra Eriophylla is Native to the Wickenburg Area

Bright red Baja Fairydusters have become a popular shrub for desert gardeners in recent years, but the Wickenburg area is host to a diminutive native species that deserves your attention during spring hikes. …

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Goodbye, Old Bridge

On December 4th, 2009 the last support column for the old north bridge was pounded into rubble, bringing to a close the life of a bridge that served Wickenburg residents and countless travelers for seventy-three years. …

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Abandoned Mines Part III: Preserving the "Whispering Ranch" Mine

In Part Two of this series, “Preserving Abandoned Mines – Protective Closures,” I explored some of the methods used to preserve abandoned mines that support wildlife habitats, including fences, gates and cupolas. While simple fences are easily constructed with inexpensive materials, they do not prevent a determined individual from entering an abandoned mine. When it is appropriate to preserve the underground habitats, it becomes necessary to use materials and construction methods that are far more robust.

About fourteen miles south of Wickenburg there is an abandoned mine shaft popularly known as the “Whispering Ranch” Mine. Its real name is lost …

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Abandoned Mines Part II: Protective Closures

Footnotes and References: [1] Access to BLM Abandoned Mine Lands policies and manuals can be reached via these web sites: Abandoned Mine Land Program Policy Manual Section (MS-3720) http://www.blm.gov/nhp/efoia/wo/manual/manuals.html AML National Strategic Plan http://www.blm.gov/nhp/efoia/wo/fy06/im2006-145attach1.pdf AML Website http://www.blm.gov/aml BLM Manual Sections http://www.blm.gov/nhp/efoia/wo/manual/manuals.html [2] Bureau of Land Management H-3720-1 Abandoned Mine Lands Policy Handbook. …

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