This Weekend: Hohokam Ruins & Civil War Battlesby Jim Gressinger on Mar. 07, 2012, under American Civil War, Day/Weekend Adventures, Local Adventures, Local History, Old West, Things To Do With The Kidz
Friday, March 9th.
Ms. Karen has been trying to get me to take her to Casa Grande Ruins for, oh I don’t know, maybe for the past 8 or 9 years. So, Friday’s the day. As my 92-year-old father will be with us, we’re taking him with us. Not so much to see the ruins, although he will find them interesting. But more because I can take a picture of him standing beside the street sign in nearby Florence that has our family name on it. It’s the intersection of Main Street & Gressinger Street; downtown Florance.
Several years ago, I got a similar photo with two of our grandsons. How many of you have a street sign named after your family?
Sunday, March 11th.
The annual re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Picacho Peak will take place this Saturday an Sunday at Picacho Peak State Park just off I-10 half way to Phoenix. I’ve wanted to go to this event for years, and will final do it Sunday. I will take my camcorder and see if I can get some actors to do an on-camera, in-costume, in character interview. Those are my favorite. For example, on my website, I have an in-costume, in character interview with a Spanish soldier at the Tucson Presidio in 1776. What fun!
For info on the times of various re-enactments, click here.