Below are images taken over decades of adventures that I hope my readers enjoy. In some cases that are of events that no longer exist, such as the running of the San Pedro and Southwestern Railroad. Access to the infamous Brunckow Cabin has become restricted, and so I'm sharing a small portion of the images that I've taken over the years of my homeland, southeastern Arizona, and Cochise County in general. I would like to thank Troy Kelly, author of "From Tombstone to their Tombstones" for sharing with me discoveries he made of the final resting place of some of Arizona's notable pioneers. This first photo is of myself at the monument erected in honor of legendary Apache Scout Al Seiber, by the grateful citizens of Arizona, located in Globe Arizona. -John Rose
In 1995/1996 I was the historian on the San Pedro and Southwestern Railroad. Further photos to follow will be noted as the San Pedro Railroad. I took these images during that time. Today the tracks are gone and its hard to believe that this popular run no longer exists. I want to share these photos with everyone so they can see and enjoy what I once did. This is on the approach to Fairbank. Note the bridge in the far distance, under which the train will soon travel under. This bridge is on present day Arizona State Highway 82, near the last remaining structures of Fairbank. - John Rose
I often joke with friends that as a collector, I spent my first million (exaggeration of course but sometimes it seems close) on ebay. While viewing grave markers of historic Tombstone notables, I came across this one, for George E.Bay, proving that e.bay died in 1954, well before its first appearance on the web.
Ruins near the San Pedro River, closer yet to Escapule wash. Local legend has it that this was once the Moson Family home, though solid proof of this has yet to be established. The related and uncorroborated story goes that a house guest visiting during a hot summer left the window open when going to sleep, and a breeze blew the drapes close enough to an oil lamp in ignite, and the home was lost in a fire.