While in Parker, Arizona we went into the desert to tour the deserted town of Swansea.
It is a 1889 silver mining and later copper mining community that ceased production in the 1940s.
It had living quarters for employees, houses for management, a school and a company store.
Mule trains originally brought in supplies and later a railroad was used to transport items in and out.
Not far in miles, but it was long in time to get there. Bill, our driver did a great job of getting there and back safely. Our Dodge truck with dual tires just would not have made it through the most narrow of roads, it has big hips.
We were grateful to return to our camps near Parker.