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Three great locations to visit once you head to Rocky Point

There are many great things to see when you come to Rocky Point – too many to mention here.  But, there are three great locations to visit that have historical significance.  They are very noteworthy and worth the time to put on your schedule.  You and your family will love seeing and learning about these.  Keep reading, and discover the three great locations to visit in Rocky Point.

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
mines.

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.

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.

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 Three great locations to visit once you head to Rocky Point, 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.

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