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James McKenna and the Mysterious Cave of Flashing Lights

The Black Range is a rugged and remote area of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest that contains deep forest covering mountains ranging to 10,000 feet. It is filled with mysterious spires of reddish colored stone, dark twisting canyons, and high passes. James McKenna was one of the early travelers through this area. As a young(…)

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James McKenna and the Mysterious Cave of Flashing Lights

The Black Range is a rugged and remote area of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest that contains deep forest covering mountains ranging to 10,000 feet. It is filled with mysterious spires of reddish colored stone, dark twisting canyons, and high passes. James McKenna was one of the early travelers through this area. As a young(…)

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The first man to explore the Grand Canyon didn’t think much of it. If only he could see it now.

In 1858, Lieutenant Ives took a 50 ft. steel steamboat, christened the Explorer, and steamed up the Colorado River. The journey was difficult and the poor Explorer kept running aground, but eventually Lieutenant Ives made it into the Grand Canyon. He explored the area on foot and eventually commented, “This region can only be approached(…)

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