Sunday, February 23, 2014

Old West Town


Wickenburg Arizona is real 'old west' style town a little way northwest of the Phoenix area.  I used to drive through Wickenburg on my way to Yarnell when my friend had the cabin up there.  Every now and then we would stop in town and explore a little bit.  Above is the Wickenburg train station.

On the main street, most of the buildings have been built in a traditional western style.














The streets are full of wonderful antique stores, colorful gift shops, and many sandwich shops and restaurants.















And, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum tells the story of this area from it's mining history all the way up to it's more recent background as a mecca for Dude Ranches.  The statue pictured above sits in front of the museum and is named "Thanks for the Rain" by Joe Beeler.

The town water tower has since been replaced by a much more modern facility but, the original still stands near the center of town.

8 comments:

Steve said...

A good walk through an old Arizona town. Sharon, thanks.

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like a very interesting place to stroll through!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have driven through Wickenburg dozens of times on the way to business trips to northwest Arizona or Las Vegas, but haven't taken the time to stop, except for gas. Thanks for showing reasons to take the time to stop.

Judy said...

Always a fun trip and something different to see there. They have some great street art now too.

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

Or "movie set style"!

Thérèse said...

One can feel the importance of water.
I just heard the other day that 660 gallons of water are needed to manufacture a T shirt!
I love the spring feeling in the first picture.

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh, thank you, Sharon! We have been through Wickenburg and stopped for lunch. I really would like to go to the museum - so next trip it is on the list. You just reminded me :).

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wickenberg is beautifully looked after Sharon, is it a tourist town? I've seen pictures of some of the old western ghost towns that are completely deserted, this is nothing like that.