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Apache Trail of Arizona Photograph Album

Old Dominion Mine and Smelter

The Apache Trail is a roadway linking the greater Phoenix area with Theodore Roosevelt Lake passing through the Superstition Mountains and the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. Formerly called the Mesa-Roosevelt Road, it was renamed about 1915 by a Southern Pacific Railroad employee who wanted to promote one of the railroads scenic side trips. The trip was an option for its transcontinental passengers.

Photograph album, with hand-tinted color photographs, of scenes along the Apache Trail through the Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest, ca. 1915. Photographs include views of Globe, Arizona, the Old Dominion mine and smelter, Tonto cliff dwellings, Theodore Roosevelt Lake and Dam, automobiles, and one image of the bridge across the Salt River at Tempe with a horse and carriage crossing the bridge. The album is inscribed with the name Thelma Alexander. This series is arranged in order of travel.