Recreating the Past at the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, Arizona

The Superstition Mountain Museum, complete with historic structures both real and not (the church and barn were movie props), may sound a little cheesy. However, there are cacti and – if you look for the right angles – you can pretend that you have stumbled through a gap in the space/time continuum and have landed in an idealized version of the old west.
 
 
 
 
 

That gigantic structure in the background is one of the authentic things relocated to this spot, a piece of mining equipment that was laboriously moved here in order to preserve it.

It’s a bit of industrial art as much as it is a machine.

And it is somehow fitting in this wild and sculptural landscape.

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