Historic Mingus Mill, built in 1886 and still in operation; tours are available The cultural and natural history exhibits at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum The 0.3-mile side hike to the summit of Waterrock Knob, the third-highest point on the MST, where views on a clear day can encompass four states Middle Cenozoic (includes middle Tertiary) 40-20 m.y. It was bought by Flagstaff residents Lorraine and Jack Budd in the summer of ’49. 3, Col. 3. “Hopes for expansion are grandiose,” Nordwall noted. Particularly the tops and bottoms of mountains were excellent locales for a motorist to take the necessary precautions of checking his water and brakes before traversing the steep grade. At this point the Forest Service was wary. Mingus Mountain Academy is a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls. First, while the Indians kept away from the area, two Mexican brothers named Dominguez farmed and ranched there "in the early days." 48, Col. 1. 5 Mingus Mountain Rd , Sedona, AZ 86336-5829 is currently not for sale. It is a steep almost completely downhill trail. ago Rocks of this age not preserved in this area; time of erosion. “I've been in the restaurant business most of my adult life,” Jeanne said, “including a stint with Howard Hughes once. ft. single-family home is a bed, bath property. Click the picture to see how to get your copy! August 17, 1971 saw another tragic airplane wreck “600 feet east of Hwy. For people driving through to Jerome, the Mingus Mountain Inn was a must stop to obtain gas, water and refreshment. Indeed, the Inn’s phone number had the “636-” Jerome exchange. mountain ranges that are capped with erosional remnants of the Colorado Plateau (Menges and Pearthree, 1989). Middle Cenozoic (includes middle Tertiary) 40-20 m.y. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 3.0 bath property. Arizona Daily Sun, 5/9/1974; Pg. This was a hike to a cave containing an Indian ruin on Mingus Mountain. 4, Col. 1. “Jeanne glimpsed the culprit’s car as it roared away from the abduction scene. From the mountain, there are views of the Verde Valley, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and the towns of Cottonwood, Jerome, and Clarkdale. On July 5, 1974 two Forest Service officials met with (the once again remarried) Mrs. Jeanne Crouch and her husband at the Mingus Mountain Inn and they were discouraged by what they found. When no sub-lessor could be found, she decided to try to sublet the restaurant and concentrate on the Trading Post. Arizona Republic, 10/22/1961; Pg. 13, Col. 6. In 1948, Dan Morgan bought the Inn and made several improvements including a new bar having obtained a license to sell hard liquor. A bit lower on the mountain, near the cluster of homes known as Cherry, Powell Springs Campground stays open all year. “The crash site was at the bottom of a pocket between towering peaks,” the paper described. Charred wood adjacent to lighting fixtures indicate that installation was inadequate or of the wrong type in the restaurant. The lumber was used for open roasting to … A notice appeared that the Forest Service was “soliciting bids for salvage rights to usable materials contained in 2 buildings and one shed. Once you get through the lowland section of the trail, it climbs quickly up into the forest. Worksheet 11D-4. The public need for commercial services no longer exists at this site. Bukid ang Mingus Mountain sa Tinipong Bansa. Setting: Mountainous. Minnie Alta . 20, Col. 4. Off the trails of Mingus Mill and up a hill, lies a small cemetery beneath the trees. Location Maps - Mingus Mountain Mine (Mingus Mountain Copper Co. property; Patented claims MS 1487), Ash Creek, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA Arizona Republic, 12/1/1957; Pg. Threatie Stroope would become the next owner and it seems the bar may have been discontinued as it was no longer featured in any advertisements. The trail to the falls is wide , paved, and mostly flat. In the beginning, the location was both perfect and popular. The Forest Service noted that it did not receive any complaints about it being closed, while citing 10 serious violations. History Mining in Arizona was no problem, but local smelting of the ores called for vast amounts of fuel. Arizona Daily Sun, 8/13/1980; Pg. In a memorandum dated June 8,1967, Zane G Smith wrote the Bakers that considering the dangers of the mountain road at night, the Forest Service was disinclined for a liquor license to be granted, but that it should be up to the county supervisors. Situated on the new and highly scenic Highway 79, (now known as 89A,) the Inn was part of a larger Prescott National Forest recreation area on the mountaintop that still exists today. 5, Col. 5. Geologic History of the Mingus Mountain area, Central Arizona Time Interval with a Similar Geologic History in Arizona Description of Event (s) Late Cenozoic (includes Late Tertiary and Quaternary) last 20 m.y. A 1947 US Forest Service map of the Inn shows a broad turn-out off Highway 89A, a lodge building, 6 cabins with parking for each and an area for the gas pumps and service. It was hunted for three days before being culled. Description: Mingus Mountain is in a part of Arizona called the Transition Zone. The highest point of the Black Hills (Arizona) is Woodchute Mountain at 7,844 feet (2,391 m). In 1964 a notice appeared in the paper offering the Inn for sale “to settle estate.” It further revealed that the Inn included a service station, restaurant, two small apartments, and a bar, but had no liquor license. It seems the two Phoenix couples could not make a go of it and Jessie Heald was now the sublessor. Instead Baker redecorated what he had. 21, Col. 2. Just below the top of Mingus Mountain, the mine has a great view of the Verde Valley below. That year the Prescott Ski Club held a meet on Mingus Mountain February 10. 22, Col. 5. 42, Col. 5. Mingus Mountain lies 4.0 miles (6.4 km) south of Woodchute Mountain with historic Cherry 8.7 miles (14.0 km) further to the southeast. & Mrs. Paul F Hoy’s “bodies were burnt beyond recognition.”. During the deepest depth of the Great Depression, the Yavapai County PTA held a meeting at the Inn and found that 60 children in the district were unable to afford their school lunches. The summit can be reached via Forest Service roads that branch off from Highway 89A. Reflecting the history of the old west Yavapai County is named after the American Indian Yavapai Tribe found still residing in the Sedona/Verde Valley. There are no less than 21 lost treasures of cash and gold waiting to be found in the Prescott area in Yavapai County. the Historic Town of Jerome (5000 feet / 1500 m) to Clarkdale (3500 Feet / 1000 m). “Most of the furnishings in the Inn are historical and date back to when Jerome was a thriving copper mining town,” Baker told the Republic. It is the mountain you drive over to get from Jerome to Prescott, and is a popular place to camp in the summer, away from the valley heat. But there'll be little joy at her Inn if the hound isn't returned,” the paper foretold. It's a Facebook page that captures current and recent photos of Prescott and the surrounding area that will be of historical interest to future generations. Elevation : 7,815 ft. (2,382 m) Mingus Mountain is a mountain located in the U.S. state of Arizona in the Black Hills mountain range. “Baker (also) took 5994 1967 pennies and stuck them to the mahogany top of the bar.”. Arizona Daily Sun, 6/13/1950; Pg. Indeed, the drive was so scenic and popular that busloads of people would ride just to admire it. A 1952 Arizona Republic ad for the Inn was directed to deer hunters. The Woodchute Wild… Cable Mill and Mingus Mill are the two custom mills that have been preserved in the national park. Geologic History of the Mingus Mountain area, Central Arizona Time Interval with a Similar Geologic History in Arizona Description of Event(s) Late Cenozoic (includes Late Tertiary and Quaternary) last 20 m.y. On June 26, 2010 we met at the Safeway parking lot in Cottonwood and carpooled from there. But I don't cook. The Mingus Mountain Inn made the papers again in 1935 when in June, a large 160 lb. (*4) Arizona Republic, 11/22/1969; Pg. Mingus Mountain Academy is a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls. The plans would provide for two buildings: one would house the restaurant; the other would be a “Trading Post” offering light groceries, gifts, snack bar, and two small rental rooms that shared a bathroom. Curiously, much like the owner before them, one of the Budds also became ill—again just over a year later—and the Inn was one again put up for sale for $50,000. Arizona Daily Sun, 9/13/1946; Pg. Ang Mingus Mountain nahimutang sa kondado sa Yavapai County ug estado sa Arizona, sa habagatang bahin sa nasod, 3,100 km sa kasadpan sa ulohang dakbayan Washington, D.C. 2,355 metros ibabaw sa dagat kahaboga ang nahimutangan sa Mingus Mountain.. Ang yuta palibot sa Mingus Mountain kay kasagaran kabungtoran, apan sa amihanan nga … Unfortunately, little else is known about the first two decades of the Inn’s existence. Mrs. Baker planned to sublease the trading post and gas station and work on the restaurant and living accommodations herself. The local faults and massive sulfide “lenses” is where most of the copper ore was found. 65 Mingus Mountain Rd , Sedona, AZ 86336-5829 is currently not for sale. 7, Col. 3. Description: Mingus Mountain is in a part of Arizona called the Transition Zone. Arizona Republic, 11/5/1949; Pg. Includes Tourist Tips. The vegetation is a mixture of plants from both areas. Although it was believed “that the traffic is no longer there to sustain a profitable operation,” Jeanne would give it one last try. “She and her husband are in the process of a settlement and when it is finished, HE will no longer be involved in the contract,” District Ranger Paul Nordwall wrote. Arizona Republic, 6/22/1935; Pg. “Coco is an old blue tick hound—and Jeanne’s constant companion,” the newspaper wrote, “who used to entertain the patrons with a single long version of Christmas carols in front of an antique windup Victrola at the Inn.”. The road over Mingus Mountain (AZ 89A) runs from Prescott Valley, (5300 feet / 1630 m), through the Prescott National Forest (Over 7000 feet / 2130 m), then through. 167, Col. 6. I just collect recipes and then teach the kitchen staff how to prepare them.”. Other skiing events that year included relay races and an obstacle race “for novices on the gentle lower slopes of the mountain… As an added attraction, 6 teams of the Prescott Ski Patrol (staged) a toboggan rescue race.”. It is hard to imagine where they all parked. Mingus Mountain (Yavapai: Hwa:lkyañaña) is a mountain located in the U.S. state of Arizona in the Black Hills mountain range. The hunt was called for by the man in charge of the biological survey of the area. Yeager Canyon supports an attractive riparian corridor, where deciduous hardwoods create a canopy of shade. The vegetation is a mixture of plants from both areas. In December 1957 the Johanstons put the Inn up for sale for a mere $18,000 citing “Good reason for selling reasonable.”. Join Our List. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. The new owners immediately announced that “the Inn (was) being redecorated and added facilities (were) being provided in preparation for the forthcoming vacation season.” However, that year the downhill skiing portion of the snow park was closed forever. One has a caption that says: ‘What Mingus Mountain Inn?’”. The Mingus Mountain Recreational Area carries a $5 day-use fee. “The operation has worsened more since 1975,” a report disclosed. Mingus Mountain is also the premier flying site of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. 2. In 1972, Jeanne spent $26,000 remodeling, but put the Inn up for sale in June 1973 asking $75,000. This part of the State lies between the Sonoran low desert to the south and the higher Colorado Plateau to the north. 78, Col. 3. Take the short stroll from the very large parking area along Mingus Creek to where the mill sits. Arizona Republic, 4/4/1954; Pg. Mingus Mountain lies 4.0 miles (6.4 km) south of Woodchute Mountain with historic Cherry 8.7 miles (14.0 km) further to the southeast. Stroupe had difficulty finding a buyer and eventually, in April the following year, traded it to Mr. & Mrs. John Johanston in exchange for the Phoenix Motel at 1605 W Latham. Copyright 2015-2019 by the author. An ad in the Daily Sun in August 1980 offered what was left in the Inn for sale in order to raise money to remodel. The surrounding geology made this area prime for copper deposits. 30, Col. 3. This home was built in 2003 and last sold on 3/3/2003 for $160,000. 89A where he was picked up by a passing motorist and taken to the Inn where he was transported to the Phelps-Dodge Hospital in Jerome for emergency treatment. Arizona Republic, 7/14/1974; Pg. It then featured a cafe, bar, fountain, service station, and a 50 x 50 foot dance floor. Arizona Republic, 2/11/1941; Pg. 5, Col. 6. “Some exhibition jumping and high speed running completed the program, which attracted about 500 persons to the area,” the paper reported. mountain lion began to make the recreation area its home. Unfortunately, serious illness forced Morgan to put the Inn up for sale again after little more than a year. 99, Col. 6. Safety issues were an incessant problem. Mingus Mill History The Mingus family moved into the Oconaluftee Valley in late 1700s. Turning away from this idea, the newly remarried Jeanne Foster, wrote the Forest Service desiring to sublet the trading post and gas station and focus her attention on the restaurant. 65, Col. 3. The 4,557 sq. Figure 2. The scenic route had lost its novelty and busses no longer made the trip for site-seers. The Cold War had an effect on the Christmas of 1966. After being stabilized, he was transferred to the Ft. Whipple hospital. Fuel in the Jerome smelters was supplied by timber from Woodchute Mountain. The water system is also substandard in line with the state's safe drinking water act. Cable Mill was built between 1870 and 1875 and, like Mingus Mill, was rehabilitated by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. Research has found three different stories explaining its etymology. Arizona Republic, 11/8/1970 p100, Col. 1. 77, Col. 3. It would be a strong statement to say that a piece of land is "cursed"; something this author would rather avoid. Save our history! The current mill was completed in 1886, and was one of the most advanced mills in the Smoky Mountains due to it’s use of a steel turbine design. The following month they submitted plans to improve the Inn. Of all the winter sport parks created, only Snow Bowl survived. The new owners, Jimmie O. “In summary we do not wish to reissue a permit for a resort on Mingus Mountain because: 1. It is located within the Prescott National Forest traversed by State Route 89A approximately midway between Cottonwood and Prescott. Arizona Republic, 5/29/1953; Pg. So the Prescott Army National Guard was called in to use its “D7 Crawler tractor” to both level the walls and bury all the debris. Dazed and bleeding, the 21 year-old pilot crawled for 3 hours to Hwy. The launching platform for hang gliding on Mingus Mountain, A hang glider preparing for launch at Mingus Mountain, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mingus_Mountain&oldid=925312000, Articles containing Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai-language text, Articles containing Yavapai-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 November 2019, at 07:37. There are many stories surrounding how "Bloody Basin" got its name. Many of the District’s hiking trails are located on Mingus, but it’s also a great place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Verde Valley. Mingus Mountain Copper Prospect . Fall paints the canyon in brilliant shades of yellow and gold and is an excellent time of year to explore this and other trails in the Mingus Mountain area. Some say the mountain got its name when the Indians shortened Dominguez to "Minguez" or "Mingus." It is located within the Prescott National Forest traversed by State Route 89A approximately midway between Cottonwood and Prescott. Downhill and slalom races were run for both men and women in advanced and intermediate divisions. The Mingus Lookout Complex is a complex of fire tower and associated buildings at the top of the mountain, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Arizona Republic, 6/28/1964; Pg. Mingus Mountain. Minnehaha Placers . Western Heritage Center, 156.5 Montezuma (Whiskey Row). Arizona Republic, 11/20/1938; Pg. You will use rock samples, landscape photographs, and geologic maps to construct geologic cross sections and reconstruct the geologic history. Most historians think that the existing mill, the one you can visit today, is the second mill on this site. “When we arrived at the Inn, a café open sign was noted next to the antique shop,” one recorded. Elevation : 7,815 ft. (2,382 m) Mingus Mountain is a mountain located in the U.S. state of Arizona in the Black Hills mountain range. NOTICE: This article is effectively retired. Today the location consists of a paved parking lot, picnic tables and restroom facilities. 58, Col. 4. If you want to see the fall colors, they peak in November. It is located within the Prescott National Forest traversed by State Route 89A approximately midway between Cottonwood and Prescott. 63, Col. 4-5. The Woodchute Wilderness, north of the summit of 89A, also offers views and hiking trails. Arizona Republic, 1/18/1941; Pg. “If this permit is not terminated we will again start the same rebuilding process that has been going on since 1965.” The report further stated that “the structures are beyond normal repair and are considered a hazard and an eyesore.  Another source attributes the name to William Mingus (d. 1911, Prescott, Arizona), a pioneer prospector who lived and worked on Mingus Mountain in the 1870s.. Arizona Republic, 2/4/1939; Pg. 6, Col. 1-2. She implied that they would lose money if they attempted to operate such a business.”, The Forest Service officials warned Jeanne that if the restaurant and store did not remain open during regular business hours, “consideration would be given to revoke the permit for breach of requirements.”. ago Rocks of this age not preserved in this area; time of erosion. In 1938, “the ski-bug really bit in Prescott and Flag,” the newspaper reported, as “two ski clubs were formed." The Mingus Mountain Inn had started to become a headache for them in 1965 and it progressively worsened as the years passed. 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