• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona

Master Bedroom

Although it is sometimes referred to as the "master bedroom," this room in Winsor Castle most likely held not only the parents' bed, but the cradles and rocker beds of infants and younger children. There are several reversible cradles at Pipe Spring.
In one position, the reversible cradle has side-rails and a rocker bottom. As the child grew older, and no longer needed the side rails, the bed was flipped over. The rockers then became the decorative head and footboards of the child's bed.
Master Bedroom
 

Note the gunports in the photo above. These not only let in natural light, but also the dust, bugs, and cold. The inhabitants may have stuffed rags into the openings to cut down on the cleaning.

Did You Know?

Filming Death Valley Days at Pipe Spring.

Three episodes of Death Valley Days ("Long Night at Fort Lonely", "Key to the Fort", "A Full House") were filmed at Pipe Spring National Monument in 1967.