Thursday, February 3, 2011

THE Trip, Bouse Arizona, The Assay Office And The Miner's Cabin

Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Practically beside the Post Office in Bouse is the Bouse Chamber of Commerce which is housed in an old historic Assay Office.  They have a small but, very nice, collection of historical items and some books about the area.  The day we were there it was staffed by a very nice couple who volunteer there and park their RV nearby.

Part of the collection is an old miner's cabin which was moved from Swansea Arizona.  Here is a shot of the interior.

Isn't this a poignant collection, inside the miner's cabin:

Outside there was a decent collection of tools and large machinery, found this bull wheel from Fort Worth Sputter:

We did not spend a lot of time here, but, we did get a glimpse into the history of the area.  Congrats to this community for maintaining such a nice collection, well done!


1 comment:

Michelle Goodrum said...

Thanks for sharing. I love old things like these!