Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum is one mile southwest of Globe, AZ...and about 32 miles from here. It is the site of the ruins of the ancient Salado people who occupied the area nearly 800 years ago. The term 'Besh Ba Gowah' was originally given by the Apaches to the early settlement of Globe. Roughly translated, the term means "place of metal."
The partially restored ruins, along with the adjacent museum provide a fascinating glimpse at the lifestyle of the people who occupied this region over two centuries before Columbus discovered the “New World.”Besh Ba Gowah offers visitors a chance to explore the ruins, a museum which houses a large collection of Salado pottery and artifacts, botanical gardens, and a gift shop.
We started by watching a short movie about the site and then had a look around the museum and gift shop.
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake for dessert with our turkey dinner tonight. Next, muffins for me...and then chocolate chip cookies for Steve. I had a backlog of stuff waiting to go into the oven!
Deb had all of her prep done...and so did I (dessert, mashed garlic potatoes and buttered peas), so it was time to relax outside enjoying the late afternoon views...I love this picture, thanks Ray!