OWL STATION

NAME: Owl station
COUNTY: Yuma
ROADS: 2WD
LEGAL INFO: 1
CLIMATE: Extreme heat in summer-heaven in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Winter only
COMMENTS: Exit i-8 from east or west at 54 mile marker on i-8, stay on blacktop,head west,or left,through mohawk mountain pass to appr. 50 mile marker on old 80 hiway[about 4 miles,on the left.
REMAINS: 2 stucco cabins,sidewalks,trees.
1870's was water pickup station to make it on up and over mohawk pass to aztec water tower.1928 standard oil chartered service station for travelers between tucson and sandiego[the only road ,it was sand & gravel,still visible from owl.Cabin camp of 7 cabins,cafe,and garage was added.In 40's,soldiers came from 50 miles east & west to dances.Best chili beans in az.Truckers said. Burned down early 60's.After i-8 opened up. Bought in 1980 by jlforaker.Renamed foraker's owl,az. Submitted by: J.L.Foraker

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