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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?

Gila Monster

Gila monsters are one of two venomous lizards in the world. The other is the similar Mexican beaded lizard. Gila monster venom evolved as a defensive rather than offensive weapon.