The building housing the McFarland State Historic Park was built in 1878 to house the Court House. A larger new Court House was built in 1891 and this building was made into a hospital, then a welfare and public health center, and then in 1970 a museum. In 1974, former governor Ernest W. McFarland purchased the building and donated it to the...more
This is the Florence Court House built in 1891 to replace the one now housing McFarland State Historic Park. It cost $29,000 to build which was pretty expensive at the time. They did not have enough money to put in actual clocks, so they just installed clock faces. Therefore the time never changes. This courthouse is the oldest continuously used...more
We travel alot, and we always compare other restaurants to L & B Inn, and we can't find one that can beat thier food. The atmosphere is comfy and the food is just great!They have a dining room, a section for groups, aseparate bar if you just want to have a margarita and for those who smoke, they have a really nice patio with a fountain for very...more
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Parts of the building housing McFarland State Historic Park are falling into disrepair. Stay away from the areas that are taped off for your own safety.
Tom Mix (1880-1940) was in fact a Texas Ranger who became a world famous cowboy actor in the days of silent movies making in excess of 300 films prior to the days of talking pictures.
He died in a freak accident in the desert on Highway 79s some 7 miles south of Florence on the The Pinal Pioneer Parkway (State Route 79) on 12th Oct 1940, when his car veered off the road into a gully, after ignoring road signs about the bridge being out, and the aluminium suitcase at the back of his 1937 single seater Cord, hit him in the head and killed him. His shrine of the riderless bronco can now be seen at the side of the road when travelling from Phoenix to Tucson. The suitcase, we understand, is now at the Tom Mix museum in Dewery OK
Tom was burried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA.
The shrine bears the plaque inscription: "In memory of Tom Mix whose spirit left his body on this spot and whose characterization and portrayals in life served to better fix memories of the old West in the minds of living men."