Archive for the Historic Sites Category

Desert View Tower along I-8 in CA

Posted in Arizona, FLHTCUTG, Harley-Davidson, Historic Sites, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Scenic View, Tri-Glide with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by DRF

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A California Historical Monument, Desert View Tower in Jacumba Hot Springs, CA.  I’ve ridden past this tower countless times over the years.  I never knew what it was until now.  I didn’t take the time to go inside (only a $3 fee).  I was running late an needed to get back home.  Maybe next time.

The Historic Navajo Bridge – Across the Colorado River

Posted in Arizona, Bridge, Bridges, Colorado River, Historic Sites, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, River, Water on November 10, 2013 by DRF

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Another stop on my motorcycle trip, The historic Navajo Bridge.  It’s located on Highway 89A near Lee’s Ferry, between Bitter Springs and Jacob lake, AZ.  It was built in 1929 and was replaced by a new bridge in 1993 for safety reasons.  There’s a parking area next to the old bridge where Navajo people were selling jewelry and other items.  I walked out on the bridge and was able to see a few people on rafts drifting down the Colorado River.

http://www.nps.gov/glca/historyculture/navajobridge.htm

The Historic Dewey Bridge – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Posted in Bridges, Colorado River, Historic Sites, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Utah with tags , , , , on October 22, 2013 by DRF

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The Historic Dewey Bridge.  Located along Highway 128 and the Colorado River in the Colorado Riverway Recreation Area.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

I was delighted to discover this historic bridge on my motorcycle ride.  Of course I had to stop and take some pictures!

This bridge was the longest suspension bridge in Utah until April 2008 when it was destroyed by a fire started by a child playing with matches.

Jerome Arizona – Founded in 1876

Posted in Antiques, Arizona, Historic Sites, Jerome AZ, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Old Buildings on May 4, 2011 by DRF

Jerome, AZ.  Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450.

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Next stop Seligman, AZ.  Even better photos to come.

To be continued…

The Hayden Flour Mill – Tempe Grain Elevator, AZ

Posted in Arizona, Historic Sites, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Old Buildings, Tempe AZ with tags on April 14, 2011 by DRF

The historic Hayden Flour Mill is the oldest cast-in-place, reinforced concrete building in Tempe, AZ.  Located in Tempe on the southeast corner of Mill Ave and Rio Salado Pkwy.

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