Bbbbbb Blevins!

B 2014

Today is brought to you by the letter B!

We’re going to take a hike on Blevins Trail, located in Usery Mountain Regional Park.  This is not the first time I’ve hiked this trail – in fact it’s a popular trail for me to hike!  Usery Mountain Regional Park is about a 10 minute drive from my house, and it takes about 15 minutes total to get to the park, get to the trail, and start hiking!

blevin sign

I’m one of those odd people who always wonders how people name things.  After having done a little research, I found out that the names “Usery” and “Blevins”  have some interesting tidbits of history to them here in the state of Arizona.  The most famous name associated with the area is that of King Usery.  In 1891 he and Bill Blevins held up a stagecoach near Globe, a crime that earned them 2 silver bullion bars and 7 years in Yuma prison. So the park and nearby mountain are named after Usery, and one of the trails is named after Blevins.  Now, if only I could find one of those silver bars!  🙂

blevin 3

Hmmm….I wonder if there’s a pot of silver at the end of this trail!  😉

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Millie Burns
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 03:55:40

    Love to hike too. Isn’t it nice to have so much wonderful hiking close by!


  2. Martine Frampton
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 05:45:01

    Blevins is the name of a character in Cormac Mccarthy’s ‘All the pretty horses’, I wonder if he got it from the same place? Hope the hike is fun. good luck with the A to Z challenge.


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