1. Kiwanians Build 5,940 Feet Of Trail To Top Of Telegraph Pass In Phoenix Mountain Park
Great article from 1924! An entire trail built in a single day, with Beer and Ice Cream for their reward!
2. Phoenix Mountain Park Trips Reveal History Of Southwest
Trail advice from C. M. Holbert, the park's original caretaker. So where's the Haunted Cave???
3. New Mountain Park Opens Vast Territory For Recreation
If it could only get this much attention today.
4. Little Known South Mountain Natural Bridge
This used to be in the park's brochure, now hardly anyone knows about it.
5. Hieroglyphics Trail Formally Opened And Dedicated To Public
It's called Geronimo trail now!
6. Scorpion Gulch? It's 'Grandpa'
Always wanted to know more about this place.
7. Roads, Trails, Picnic Sites Constructed By CCC In Phoenix
Lots of hard work by those 400 boys from Colorado.
8. Hikes In Park Planned Today
1. View from Telegraph Pass before the Ahwatukee Foothills
Sure has changed a bit.
2. South Mountain Aerial Photo from the 70's
3. Picnic in 1930's or 1940's
Only 1 picnic table on the south side of south mountain...enough to seat 1,000 on the north side.
Please send me more! I love old maps.
1. South Mountain Master Plan Map (est 1934-1936?)
Wow, a 300 foot tunnel under Telegraph pass! And Park Circle Drive which would have gone around the entire park.
2. Entire 1964 South Mountain Park Brochure Map
Nifty stuff on here that's not on the current maps...like Natural Tunnel and Wonder Spot!
3. 1942 Phoenix South Mountain Park Map
The trail names sure have changed. Check out how City trail went to the original summit.
These are awesome! Rest in Peace, Reg.
1. 1938 Reg Manning South Mountain Big Parade
2. Hieroglyphic Trail Reg. Manning Cartoon
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