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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tucson 2010 ~ 13

At a trading post called 'The Pickle Barrel' in Globe, AZ, we spent quite a bit of time browsing through rooms full of antiques and original art works. Here's another example of metal sculpture - too big to fit in my truck though . . .

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Tucson 2010 ~ 12

Gotta love the view from up there though!

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Tucson 2010 ~ 11

The cliff dwellings are really up there! Imagine having to carry water, wood, food and other supplies all the way up the mountain and then up ladders?? Definitely one of my favorite places to visit.

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Tucson 2010 ~ 10

Here is a fine example of the Salado pottery, which is well known for the area. The color scheme is called polychrome. It was the most decorated pottery of the time and was traded far and wide. (Found at Tonto National Monument, AZ)

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Tucson 2010 ~ 9

At the end of my teaching stay, I flew my mom out to share some of my favorite haunts in Arizona with me. On the way home, we stopped to visit the cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument, near Roosevelt, AZ. Here are some examples of the Salado's early jewelry items. Of course, the turquoise came from local mines such as the Sleeping Beauty, but the shell beads came from the west coast and were more than likely bartered for.

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Tucson 2010 ~ 8

If you are ever looking for the most gorgeous, high quality (yet affordable)designer cabochons, be sure to look up Sierra Madre Mining Company. BTW, John will also be present as a vendor at Beadfest Wire in Valley Forge, PA this April. (Pictured are me with Armondo and John Bajoras)

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