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  • McFarland State Historic Park
    McFarland State Historic Park
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    Courthouse
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    Hong Kong Restaurant
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Florence Things to Do

  • McFarland SHP Other Displays

    There are several other historical displays in the park: Old Adobe Jail in Florence; POW Camp from World War 2; Kid's Display Table.

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  • McFarland SHP Library and Archives

    Just across the courtyard from the main building is another building housing the Library and Archives. In addition to housing a large collection of books belonging to McFarland there is a display showing his life.

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  • McFarland SHP Hospital

    After the Court House was officially moved into the New Court House in 1891, this building became a hospital and later a welfare and public health building.

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  • McFarland SHP Clerk's Office

    Shortly after the building was built addiational space was opened up for the Legal Clerk's Office and the Legal Library.

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  • McFarland State Historic Park

    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...

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  • See the Historic Florence Court House

    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...

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  • Quality Asian Food

    The building is not that impressive, and the menu is limited; but the food was good and the service was great and friendly. There were also some unusual items on the menu. I had a nice Singaporean Dish.

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  • Best Mexican Food in the Southwest

    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...

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Florence Warnings and Dangers

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    by Basaic Written Jun 12, 2008

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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.

    Crumbling Adobe Wall
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Florence Off The Beaten Path

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    by PeterVancouver Updated Oct 22, 2013

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    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."

    Tom mix died here  October 1940
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