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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

History & Culture

Homer and Lime Kilns

Left: Homer Shantz with saguaros, Rincon Mountain District
Right: Lime Kiln, Rincon Mountain District

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Saguaro National Park is not just about cactus. For thousands of years, people have been in this area from prehistoric Hohokam to homesteaders and ranchers. They hunted, planted crops, tended livestock and raised families, leaving their mark on the landscape.

 
 
 

Did You Know?

Snow on the spines of a Saguaro Cactus

Even though the Sonoran Desert is known as very hot and dry place, snow sometimes falls and accumulates on the desert floor of Saguaro National Park. When it does it turns the desert into a winter wonderland. More...