Kentucky Camp             
March is Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month

Kentucky Camp will be one of several historic sites featured as part of the statewide Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.
Our normal volunteer day on March 9th will be highlighted on the State Historical Preservation Office website as an opportunity for the public to see historic preservation and interpretation in action. We will be applying a coat of protective adobe to historic buildings for the purpose of slowing damage due to rain and wind. Visitors will see the recently donated hydraulic monitor (large water nozzle) that was used as part of the Santa Rita Water and Mining Company’s gold placer mining operation over 100 years ago. We will also conduct a short hike to adjacent Boston Gulch to show where the hydraulic gold mining operation took place. The event runs from 9:00am and 2:00pm; the hike will depart from Kentucky Camp at 12:30pm.

Several other historic sites are also participating in the statewide Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month

On Saturday March 2, the Friends of the San Pedro will host Fairbank Day. Tours of the ghost town and cemetery will be offered throughout the day. A hosted hike from Fairbank to the Spanish Presidio of Terrenate will explore the backcountry in the area. For more information, email fspr@sanpedroriver.org or phone (520) 459-2555.
FairBank Day Flyer: Fairbank Day

Two additional events are taking place on Saturday March 9
-- A docent from the Friends of San Pedro will provide a guided walk through the Murray Springs Clovis Mammoth Kill Site. Contact (520) 459-2555 for more information.
Website: BLM Murray Springs

-- Docents from the Empire Ranch Foundation will give two tours of the historic Empire Ranch Headquarters. For more information, phone (888) 364-2829 or email info@empireranchfoundation.org
Website: Empire Ranch Foundation

Finally, on Saturday March 16, join a docent from the Friends of the San Pedro for a guided walk of the Presidio de Santa Cruz de Terrenate, one of three Spanish colonial presidios located in Arizona. Contact (520) 459-2555 for more information.
Web site: Friends of San Pedro

--Chris Schrager