Indian at Picacho Peak Trading Post.

Indian Muffler Man consumed in trading post conflagration

The Picacho Peak Trading Post, Picacho Peak, Arizona, burned to the ground after an electrical problem started a fire on the night of November 16, according to investigators. The Trading Post was a well-known stop visible from I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.

The great collection of souvenirs and gifts was destroyed. Tragically, the large fiberglass Indian that beckoned with a brave salute to motorists was also lost. All that remained were the foot stumps and burnt arms.

(Thanks for info from Dr. George J. Bendo, Doc, photo by Kim Pitzer.)

[11/29/2002]
Address:
16265 E. Peak Lane, Picacho Peak, AZ
Directions:
I-10 exit 219. Turn south, then quickly turn left. The ruins are next to the building with the peaked red roof.
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