Bisbee - Wilcox: The drive from Bisbee to Wilcox was deceptive. What appeared from the road to be a parched and arid landscape was, when seen in Google Earth,  patterned with the green of pivot irrigation circles. While cattle remain supreme, pecan orchards and vineyards are important and the area produces 75% of Arizona’s wine grapes. Disturbingly, the area under irrigation has fallen to less than 25% of post-war production due to falling water tables and roadside views suggested a harsh land and an economy in decline.
East on Highway 80, just before the Double Adobe turn off Double Adobe general store South on North Double Adobe Rd Open range (except for the roads) Downtown Elfrida Land between the pivots, adjacent the Wilcox Playa Surrounded by pivot irrigation on Hwy 191 Google view of Kansas Settlement, pivot irrigation, and Wilcox Playa looking north Kansas Settlement Contents
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Bisbee - Wilcox: The drive from Bisbee to Wilcox was deceptive. What appeared from the road to be a parched and arid land- scape was, when seen in Google Earth,  patterned with the green of pivot irrigation circles. While cattle remain supreme, pecan orchards and vineyards are important and the area pro- duces 75% of Arizona’s wine grapes. Disturbingly, the area under irrigation has fallen to less than 25% of post-war production due to falling water tables and road- side views suggested a harsh land and an economy in decline.
East on Highway 80, just before the Double Adobe turn off Double Adobe general store South on North Double Adobe Rd Downtown Elfrida Surrounded by pivot irrigation on Hwy 191 Open range (except for the roads) Google view of Kansas Settlement, pivot irrigation, and Wilcox Playa looking north Kansas Settlement Land between the pivots, adjacent the Wilcox Playa
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