Hygiene Church of the Brethren. In 1879 a movement to erect a church building was started. Money, labor, and material were pledged. In 1880 the building was completed. Among those who contributed labor were the Runyans, who hauled much of the stone from Lyons and T.A. Turner, who built the wood benches, using a planer to make the benches by hand. Cash amounting to $1,133 was collected and about $867 in labor was donated. The church was built for a total cost of $2000.
Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved. *PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS* – Click on the image for the fine art photography gallery.
In the 1880’s this was a stage stop. During the Arizona Territory days, Reata Pass was on an old stagecoach stop along a dust-filled, rocky trail that wandered often steeply uphill northeast from Phoenix and on to connect Fort McDowell on the Verde River and Prescott. Crossing the McDowell Mountains in those days was no easy task as the climb took its toll on the passengers and horses. Travelers were treated to a hearty meal and cool drink while the horses were being watered, The old jailhouse is original and was used in the 1880’s to hold Indian prisoners. Black and white Fine art nature landscape photography prints, canvas art and stock images by James Bo Insogna. (C) 2011