Stories

black and white image of woman in 1920s clothing looking at a large olla pottery artifact
Waltrina Robinson Williams at approximately 17 years of age visiting the ruins from Oklahoma. Note the top of the Model T in the background.

Jim Hatfield Family Collection, used with permission

The history of Casa Grande Ruins includes more than the archeological studies and ethnographic guesses about the Ancient Sonoran Desert people. Stories compiled from written and photographic accounts range from diary entries of early explorers to photographs of work done by a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew and tales of a great "Arizona Pageant" held several years within the park grounds.

Perhaps your family has had a special relationship with Casa Grande Ruins? Share your story, and old photographs, by using the contact us link!

 
black and white picture of row after row of children
Coolidge Childen's Choir approximately 1964

NPS

Sometimes we have images or even artifacts in our collection with no information attached. One such photograph was posted on the park's Facebook page. Thanks to Howard Keller, Vernon Marshall, and others we now know the photograph is of the Coolidge Children's Choir under director Charles Binford. The photograph was taken around 1964. Perhaps you have photographs from your past to share? Please use the contact us link, or visit us on Facebook.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Phone:

(520) 723-3172
General park contact number includes a phone tree for finding the employee you wish to contact. Callers may dial zero for the phone attendant. Voicemail is available for many of the extensions.

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