It was founded in the late 1800s, on Cleopatra hill, 500 ft above sea level –and named after Winston Churchill’s mother’s family. The mining unearthed copper, gold, silver and other biproducts.
In total the copper deposits found here were among the richest found anywhere, any place in any time --- ever.
The town is a now a haven for artists and crafters and you can spend all day wandering the historic streets and galleries. This photo was taken out of the back window of a shop called The Sky Fire Gallery – look at that scenery!
Down the street from the Sky Fire Gallery is Nellie Bly – the largest collection of kaleidoscopes found in any shop I have ever seen.
The original building that Nellie Bly is in --- was once an infamous brothel.
((Gosh, I love stories like this!))
Close up of the photo on the marker!
We also had some fun with the Kaleidoscopes themselves…. If you put a phone camera up to the lens….did you know you can take a picture of what you see?
Look closely at the dark areas in the center…do you see us???
Do you see us now?? LOL!!
This is from Cheryl’s phone ---Do you see us?
Cheryl, Terri, and ME!
Dinner was had here ---Amazing AZ-Mex food!
Tomorrow? Lecture and Trunkshow in Cottonwood. Dad is picking me back up at noon and we will wind our way back down to the valley where I’ll spend the weekend with family ---and be back up in Prescott by Sunday afternoon!