Apache Leap swerves as the backdrop to this old Arizona mining town. Founded in the late 1870’s, Superior was originally named Queen, due it’s proximity to Queen Valley and the Queen Creek.
Later it became Hastings, and in 1902 it became Superior, after the Lake Superior and Arizona Copper Company.
The Magma mine (also the Silver Queen), and later the Silver King mine depleted all of the silver. The mines changed hands, just in time for copper to become king.
The copper industry supported the town for years. Superior has had its ups and downs following the trends of the copper industry. Continue reading “Feeling Superior”
Just something little different – Sturgill Simpson getting away from his country/folk roots. I like the title of the song.
In the middle of the Sonoran Desert just outside of Florence, AZ is an unlikely oasis. Founded in 1996, St. Anthony’s Monastery is home to 42 monks.
The grounds boast several chapels of various styles, and the monastery is open to the public for self-guided tours daily. Continue reading “St Anthony’s Monastery”
Jake’s ‘o Mine, Apache Junction, AZ
Jake’s ‘o Mine is one of five American Bar Series paintings I have on display with Take Five Artists at the University Club in Phoenix.
If you scroll down on this link, you will see all of the artists and the work that is on display. All work is available for purchase, and 20% of the purchase price goes to support the University Club.