Sunday, March 27, 2011

EMPS: Historic Tucson

And now for the NEW Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot! I don't want to let the week slip by again, and I suspect I won't have time this week to get out for a ramble with the camera. So let's dip into the archives for this week's topic, which is

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #117: Historical Places

I've been to many places around Tucson that are historic in one way or another, and taken pictures of all of them. For example, I've been to Fort Lowell Park, site of a fort from 1873 to 1891. I posted photos of it for a past Round Robin Photo Challenge, but here's one I haven't used before:

From Fort Lowell, Arizona

Another place I've photographed extensively is the Historic Depot - and yes, it's actually called that. The old train station in downtown Tucson was very important in the early growth of the city. It's also where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday shot a man named Frank Stanton. Here's a 2005 photo of my dad with Wyatt and Doc:

From The Historic Depot

And if that's not enough, the Historic Depot is across the street from Hotel Congress, where John Dillinger once stayed, and it led to his being captured soon afterward.

Dillinger Days 2008. From My Tucson

And here's Agua Caliente Park, where people used to come and "take the waters" back in the late 1800s:

From My Tucson

That'll do for now. If I get time, maybe I'll take some new photos of old places for this next weekend.



Jama said...

I'm always intrigue by historical sites, it's nice to go back into history and learn something from it. Thanks for sharing.

Scrabblequeen said...

Tucson has so many great places...glad to see these 'new' photos.