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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?

Saguaro

The average life span of a saguaro cactus is 150 years, but some plants may live more than 200 years. A 20 foot tall saguaro weighs approximately 1 ton (2000 pounds).