May 2, 2010

Arizona Time Warp

Gleeson AZ is a ghost town now, but in it's heyday it was a thriving mining town. My sister, Tina had an opportunity to buy the old jail and has since restored it and turned it into a historical & educational facility.

(Tina on the right)

This Jail was the third one built and was officially put into service on April 30, 1910. Saturday, May 1, 2010 she held a 100th birthday party for it. If it hadn't been for the cars in the background I could have believed I was back in 1910.

The AZ Rangers raised the flag - note that it's a 1910 flag! A time capsule will be buried (encased in cement) on May 10th. This allows anyone with connections to Gleeson to add material to it.





What year did you say this was?

Can you imagine wearing this many clothes today?

Characters showed up and "played" their parts effortlessly.

And oh, the food . . . . it was pot-luck and all of it home made from traditional burritos, green chile chile, pisole, berry pies and on down 5 very loaded tables. I sat there, ate too much, complained about the wind and listened to the live western guitar music. Close my eyes and it wasn't 2010 anymore.
It was a delightful Saturday outing and the best was getting to spend time with my Niece, Nephew and grand-nephews, whom I don't get to see often enough.

My Niece's comment was, "OK, so my Mom got to dress me one more time!"

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