|Eastbound Autoracks in Crozier Canyon|
|Eastbound Beneath Granite|
|Truxton Spring, the primary source of water through Crozier Canyon, is located beneath the trees to the left, just behind the last visible trailer.|
|Eastbound Stacks Approach Crozier Canyon|
While searching the internet, I found a reference to "Crozier Ranch" at arizonascenicroads.com, where I discovered that in 1923, one C.J. Shank leased the property surrounding Crozier Canyon to cater to tourists along old Route 66. Shank built a swimming pool probably fed by the same spring that the Santa Fe Railroad used for its steam engines.
In a letter to subsequent owners of the ranch, Shank wrote: "The swimming pool and Crozier were soon a summer gathering place for the Kingman Elks who held their annual picnic there. Every Sunday was a madhouse of people, many coming from Needles and other California areas. To give you an idea of the crowds, my father and myself sold over $600 worth of ice cream and hot dogs one Sunday at 10 cents each. We estimated there were over 1,000 people there that day.”
|Eastbound Autorack Beneath Sheer Walls of Eroded Granite|
|An Eastbound Manifest With NS Power Prepares to Enter Crozier Canyon|
Like so much of the American West, Crozier Canyon displays its geologic history to anyone willing to observe. I suggest taking a look.
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