Gadsden purchase photo game

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  1. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    Reminds me of the value of the journey vs the destination.
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    I caught these guys.......
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    Heading here....
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    Very close to this.....
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    Name the AZ mtn range, or the hwy # the shot was taken from.
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    I haven't been there and certainly didn't see the fire. But just from looking at a map and using your clues my first guess would be AZ 80 and the mountains would be the Chiracahuas.
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    You got it!
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    These are in New Mexico and I believe a little north of the Gadsden Purchase boundary. But the spot has a strong link to the history of S Arizona.

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    I'm going riding in South Dakota for a week. so here's the answer now.

    The spot is Ft Cummings, about 15 miles north of Deming. It was a stage stop on the Butterfield route.

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  7. Friedom

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    Name the range.
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  9. Friedom

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    trick question? Is it two mountain ranges?
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    One range, the peak just to the left of the camper was very significant during the Apache wars for "flashing Code".
    The range has a cartographic name, but is more commonly known by the name of its summit.
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    Hmmm are we looking across the San Pedro?
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  13. elbell

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    Pinalenos or Mt Graham...
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    You are correct!
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  15. elbell

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    Uh-oh now I have to dig out a pic! One thing I'm terrible at is stopping to take pictures. Give me a minute I'll find one...
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    OK this one will be a little different. Not much scenery in the pic but anyone who has been there won't forget it!

    Anybody seen this sign bsides me???
    (And no I didn't go through!!!)

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  17. MaddBaggins

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  18. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    Seems likely that's a one-off.
  19. elbell

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    Well damn! Didn't mean to kill the thread! Well let's try a much friendlier sign. I'm sure some of you guys have been here... 20170316_181256.jpg
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    20170316_181632.jpg Another pic of the area...