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Winsor Castle

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 26 July 2018 in Architecture.

The ranch was established here when Mormon pioneers from St. George, Utah brought their cattle to Pipe Spring in the 1860s. In 1866, the large cattle ranch proved attractive to Navajo raiding parties who killed settlers and stole some animals.

This fortified ranch house was built directly over Pipe Spring in 1870 -72. Owned by the Mormon Church, it was a tithing ranch where Mormon ranchers paid their 10% tithes in livestock. The first ranch manager was Anson Perry Winsor. The local Paiute tribe and the Mormon settlers lived in harmony. The Mormons learned from the Paiutes and the Paiutes no longer had to deal with raids by tribes wanting to sell them into slavery.

Pipe Spring National Monument
Near Fredonia, Arizona
Part of the Great American West series

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this strong colors and flares on this winsor castle

26 Jul 2018 5:02am

badtgv from provence, France

splendide compo

26 Jul 2018 5:07am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

It does look very strong and I enjoyed your historical writeup.

26 Jul 2018 5:14am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel jeu d'éclairage la belle maison rogue ces herbe ce jaune superbe.
Belle journée

26 Jul 2018 5:17am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique luminosité.

26 Jul 2018 5:40am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

An interesting piece of history.

26 Jul 2018 5:55am

yoshimiparis from France

the visit had to be interesting and constructive.
Your image has strong colors that stand out well

26 Jul 2018 6:00am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

great light capture in this photo !

26 Jul 2018 6:24am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Jolie bâtisse et la porte est magnifique.
Bonne journée Steve

26 Jul 2018 6:29am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

interesting old house ! I like the lines, colors and flare of light !

26 Jul 2018 6:49am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli rendu

26 Jul 2018 6:52am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at this building. As always, very interesting information you provide.

26 Jul 2018 9:57am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and light with the Winsor Ranch .

26 Jul 2018 11:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nicely captured

26 Jul 2018 12:26pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition !

26 Jul 2018 12:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the light in this.

26 Jul 2018 2:19pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...a slendid shot with the reflection..
I love that streaming light spheres of varied rainbow colours falling there !

26 Jul 2018 2:41pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An interesting picture of this place that has such a fascinating history. I'm glad those days are over.

26 Jul 2018 3:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of a building that holds so much history!! I love the lens flare.

26 Jul 2018 6:29pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice light.

26 Jul 2018 7:09pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


26 Jul 2018 7:17pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting bit of history. It's cool that they lived in harmony and helped each other in different ways.

26 Jul 2018 7:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a beautiful building with an interesting history. I like how everyone lived in harmony. Beautiful color. I like the landscape in the distance.

27 Jul 2018 1:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wow . . that is an engaging history you are telling there . . and, in human terms, not long before yesterday.

27 Jul 2018 8:03am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

nice control into what looks to be harsh light

28 Jul 2018 12:54am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of this old building and interesting information. :)

28 Jul 2018 4:10am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

What an amazing story! I never knew about this! A great image, Steve...I never realized that Navajo's were quite that way - wow!

28 Jul 2018 5:41pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

A place of shade

28 Jul 2018 7:11pm