SASCO

NAME: Sasco
COUNTY: Pinal
ROADS: 2WD
LEGAL INFO: T10S, R9E
CLIMATE: Mild winter, hot summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Winter, spring, fall
COMMENTS: Watch out for the paint wars which are held at this site.
REMAINS: Much of the smelter, jail, hotel? are left and the cemetery is a few miles away.


Sasco's post office was established July 10, 1907 and was discontinued September 15, 1919. Sasco, which stands for Southern Arizona Smelting Company, processed ore from the nearby town of Silverbell. In 1910 the smelters closed due to lack of profit. During its heyday, 600 people lived here and a daily train ran from Red Rock to Silver Bell. Today all of the concrete foundations of the smelter and a few buildings are left. The cemetery, a few miles away, is still there also. - GT

Sasco Road (via Exit 226 on I-10) witch lead to Sasco is paved the first 3-4 mile before the road turn to be dirt way, witch is originally abandoned railroad. Sasco is left and right of the road and possible to passing in 2 WD. Road is friendly all the way to Silverbell, but between Silverbell and Silver Bell you shall drive careful. Still possible to pass in 2 WD, but 4 WD is best for this part of the road. Sasco, witch standing for Southern Arizona Smelting Company, worked the ore from nearby Silverbell. In 1910 was smelter closed because lover incoming. Sasco was once a town with about 600 citizens, smelter, company houses, homes, saloons, stores and the Hotel Rockland. Daily drive the train to Red Rock and Silver Bell. Post office was open from July 10, 1907 until September 15, 1919. Today the memory of Sasco are all around in the area. It's possible to see foundation of the smelter, houses, railroad platform with the towns name written in the stone, "City Hall" witch originally were jail and the cemetery witch is par mile away from the town. Between many different explanation on the graves, is a memory about the great influenza epidemic in 1918-1919 witch costed more then 0,5 million Americans lives. About 0,1 mile east of the power line one dirt way lead to the south to powder house, foundation of two stone houses and until one water empty fountain. Bobby Zlatevski


Sasco
Courtesy Tom McCurnin


Sasco
Courtesy Tom McCurnin


Sasco
Courtesy Tom McCurnin


Sasco grounds
Courtesy Tim Sullivan


View from Sasco

Courtesy Tim Sullivan


Sasco Cemetery


Sasco Smelter


Sasco Smelter


Sasco Railroad Platform
Courtesy Bobby Krause Zlatevski


Sasco
Courtesy Bobby Zlatevski


Sasco
Courtesy Bobby Zlatevski


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