Well is real departure from my usual topics and format. This story
begins about 130 years ago in northern Arizona on the Beale Wagon Road.
Henry Martin Tanner, my great-grandfather was traveling across Arizona
in a wagon to settle on the Little Colorado River at a place called
Allen's Camp. Along the way they suffered greatly from lack of water,
not an unusual problem in Arizona at the time. The Beale Wagon Road
been constructed by Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale. Beale was famous
for using camels to carry supplies. OK, but I am getting way too far
from the problem.Read more...