Oct 01, 2009, 02:40 PM
I am a new member and posted my topic in the "General Discussion" and forgot I could post it in the "Select Your Area" section. I live in Pinal County, Arizona and I was wondering if anyone in Arizona, ever heard of a Stagecoach Stop by the name of "Blue Water Station". It was suppose to be near Picacho Pass Stagecoach Station, back in the late 1860s to around 1880s.
Oct 01, 2009 02:40 PM
Oct 01, 2009, 10:31 PM
Re: Stagecoach Stop
Doing a 'Goggle Search', over 10 pages of information popped up.
From one article:
"At Blue Water Station, 14.9 miles from the Picacho Station, Captain Calloway planned his next move, the vital move which if properly conducted by two of his subordinates, would cut off the line of retreat of the Confederate pickets posted at the Picacho Pass Station, capturing the pickets by surprise, thus being able to march to Tucson surprise the Confederate Garrison there and capture them intact. Picacho Station was located 14.9 miles south and west from Blue Water Station.
BATTLE OF PICACHO PASS[/b]
-but its a dry heat!
Oct 04, 2009, 09:37 PM
Re: Stagecoach Stop
Local Stage Stop Located NW of the Pichaco Mountains.
Near: N 32° 49.398 W 111° 26.142
"Stage Station and Homestead"
In 1879 the Southern Pacific Mail and Stage Line Company built a one room adobe station and mesquite corral. It was a horse changing and water stop on the route from the station at Pichaco for passengers going to Florence and beyond.
In 1913, rancher Juan Verdugo recorded it as a homestead; in 1917 he added a room and raised the roof. About the same time a ranch school was built to the north. In 1920 the property returned to the state. Later, area ranchers leased the land, using the building as bunkhouses and storage until the late 1980's.
Today you can still see the stage stop, the school building and the corral. The corral is still being used today!
Some caution may be required in this area as it is open grazing land. (ie cattle and what they leave behind.) It is also State Land.