Patagonia (AZ, USA): Cemetery

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It is the story of the American South West; once thriving towns have become (nearly) ghost towns. Also Patagonia – named after the nearby mountains – was once booming as a mining town on the railroad that crossed Sonoita Creek. By 1900, Patagonia rated a two-story railroad depot and by WWI Patagonia had running water, an Opera House, three hotels, a schoolhouse, two parks and several stores and saloons. But by the 1950s the mines were closed and the railway was abandoned, so the town lost its main sources of income and people start to leave.  Nowadays Patagonia is home to a growing colony of artisans and artists andthe area’s scenic beauty and unique ecology attracts hikers and birders.
And its beautiful cemetery has attracted us!

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