Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Empire Ranch

Empire Ranch Holga, originally uploaded by Thee E. Aldriches.

Empire Ranch windmill

Empire Ranch

Gas Pump Holga


Empire Ranch is a site run by the Burea of Land Management and part of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in southern Arizona. The Empire Ranch Foundation, a non-profit organization, maintains the historical site. The E.R.F. provides a wonderful history of the ranch here.

Las Cienegas is a really beautiful place and not far from Tucson. Though not quite the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management (which is part of the Department of the Interior) maintains some terrific natural and historic site throughout the country. These sites are often free and attract few visitors. We've found several really great places through the BLM website; Las Cienegas is our favorite so far.

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