This evening, we took a quick trip to Scorpion Gulch, located at South Mountain in Phoenix. We got there a little before sunset, and a perfect weather day. We weren’t the only ones with the idea, as there were at least 6 photography sessions going on. I can see why, it’s a great backdrop!
Scorpion Gulch was built as a home and store by William Lunsford. Lunsford’s store sold curios, Indian-made items, sodas, and candy. It was still in operation in 1966, when Lunsford was 75. In the 1970s, it became a bar. According to the Phoenix Historic Property Register, it was built in 1936, and was first listed on the historic preservation register in October 1990. Historical photographs show a sign on the original building entitled, “South Mountain Trading Post”, under which jewelry, Indian curios, and leather goods are advertised.
Here are a couple of shots.