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Northern Bradshaws - Virtual EDventures    NEW!

In 1863, during the height of the Civil War, several parties of intrepid prospectors discovered gold in the flanks of what became known as the Bradshaw Mountains. While the Walker party was most notable, the range was named for one of others, William Bradshaw, who died under mysterious circumstances in La Paz, on the Colorado River, in December of 1864. We’ll explore the northern part of the range, which overlooks Prescott, visiting old mine sites, ghost communities, homesteads, and historic Palace Station, established by the Spence family in 1875. We’ll be traveling mainly via historic Senator Road, talking about the history of the range and about the basics of mining and geology. Since this area has been subject to several large forest fires in recent decades, we’ll also discuss the ecology of fire and some history of forest and fire management. We’ll be exiting the range via Mayer, saving the Southern Bradshaws for another day. The video link will be emailed upon registration.


  • Northern Bradshaws - Virtual EDventures
  • Item: N Bradshaws
    Tuition: $20.00
    Days: Arr     Dates: 1/3/2024 - 1/3/2024
    Sessions: 90     Times: Arr      
    Room: Email Only     Building: Email       
    Enroll Min: 0    Enroll Max: 100
    Instructor: Rita & Chris Wuehrmann
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