More exciting locations near Rocky Point you never knew about
Just as with the recent post about exciting locations near Rocky Point, there are some very interesting and exciting locations to visit when you come to Rocky Point. There were too many to mention in the first post, so here are more truly exciting locations to visit. They are very noteworthy locations that are too important to not reveal. Therefore, keep reading and discover some exciting locations near Rocky Point you never knew about.
In the previous post about exciting locations near Rocky Point that you didn’t know about, the great volcanic region named Pinacate was revealed. Also, Cholla Bay and Batman, who has a mansion there, was also put on display. Be sure to read that post to lean all about those exciting places to visit. Now, we’ll move on and reveal even more exciting locations near Rocky Point you never knew about.
The Road of the Fallen
A large portion of the Mexican territory is covered by the desert, an area that is an important part of the cultural imagination of many states, especially the Sonora and from it countless, stories have been created (both factual and fictional).
In Puerto Peñasco, the desert represents one of its two most significant parts along with the sea (territorially speaking) however, this time it takes the baton for being the main battleground of The Road of the Fallen which was adapted to a screenplay with the same name, a novel written by the Puerto Peñasco native writer Guillermo Munro Palacio. Written since 1997, the 74 year-old author talks about the history and the accomplishment of both the novel and the film.
The legendary mine of the Sierra Pinta
Sixty-eight years before John Stone began the construction of the Marine Club in 1927, the mining and Foundry Company of the Sierra Pinta bustled with workers who lived and worked at the mine in the sierra. They were people from the nearby towns, from Quitovac, Sonoyta, Caborca, Altar and all those places. Gold prospectors that made a living with the gold they found at the placer
The exploitation started before 1860, when gold was found in all the surroundings of this region such as Quitovac, El Plomo, La Ciénega, San Luisito, La Antimonio, and many other nearby mining
places of this region of Sonora. Those who know say that the Spaniards were the first who exploited it, using the Tohono O’Odham to drill the tunnels. Later the Mexican and American prospectors, and in 1890 during the Porfirio Díaz government -with his people in Sonora-, who found out about the discovery of this rich mineral were not able to hide it. Thus, in association with a British company they began to work in a more intense and sophisticated manner.
Al Capone and his stone house in Old Port
Throughout the years, a myriad of stories have been heard about Al Capone and the legendary gangster’s stay in Puerto Peñasco, a town in Sonora which during the 1920’s had become one of the preferred hiding places of the leader of the famous Chicago bootlegger group whenever he was fiercely persecuted by the US government.
There are even people who have placed Peñasco as a “point of reference” when speaking about the arrival of the most famous foreign gangsters, the legendary Capone being the most important, and this presently has become a powerful draw for Rocky Point.
Come visit soon!
So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south of the border. And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently. So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point. It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.
Thank you for reading More exciting locations new Rocky Point you never knew about, written by Greg Hixon of REMEXIMAGE. Be sure to check out other posts here in the Anchor Storage blog. You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.