$1,500,000 later, Bachman Springs

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Jon Donahue Contributing Member • Posts: 784
$1,500,000 later, Bachman Springs
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About 10 miles north of Tombstone, on Middlemarch Road near the Dragoon Mountains, our very own romantic folly. 20 years ago, here came the investors, building a a dream resort for the very rich, with a palm tree-lined driveway, little canvas-covered luxury yurts for the potential customers, glamping - a designer golf course, a beautiful barn for your horses, and a four-bedroom manufactured home as the sales office. All abandoned and trashed now. They went through 1.5 million before giving up in a cascading welter of lawsuits from unhappy owner-investors. Have no idea who owns the place now.

Today, a lovely sweet warm breeze across the pond. Surface water is so rare here. This place used to be called Sycamore Springs... the source of water for Tombstone before the 27-mile 1883 pipeline to springs high in the Huachucas to the south. The barn, empty, abandoned to the elements, floor strewn with the last remnants of the failed development plans. And the house, totally trashed by drug addicts... with a forlorn poem scrawled on a mirror in the bathroom.
But it is a beautiful place, quiet, tranquil. The land reclaiming its own, tall weeds and grass on the roads and pathways. The golf course now sprouting small mesquite trees off in the distance. I love coming out here to just sit in the warm sun and read a book, doze a little before going back into the world.


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