Johns blog on places along the Apache Trail
Apache Junction was our next stop. We came here to do the Apache Trail.The Apache Trail is Arizona’s oldest highway built in 1905 and a renown scenic drive. We left Apache Junction early and went via Globe and then drove to the Tonto National Monument and Roosevelt Dam. From the dam you hit a dirt road for around 22 miles. We stopped a lot to just enjoy the views. Wonderful mountains and only wish I had a better camera to do justice to the scenery.
Globe is the site of an old Salado Indian village site. It is also near a large copper mine which is still operating. Besh-Ba-Gowah is an ancient Salado Indian ruin. Besh-Ba–Gowah means place of metal and the name was given to it by the Apache. The village was established around A.D 900 and abandoned in 1400. The departure of the Salado was…
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