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Gypsy Journal RV: Little known Amerind Museum

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

Travelers along busy Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona are often delighted and amazed at the rock formations of Texas Canyon, located between Benson and Willcox. But few know of the historical and cultural treasure awaiting them at the Amerind Foundation Museum, located just a short drive off the highway.

Housed in a historic Spanish Colonial Revival style building that was constructed in stages, beginning in the 1930s, the private, non-profit museum contains one of the finest collections of archaeological and ethnological artifacts in the nation.

The Amerind Foundation (Amerind is formed from the words American and Indian) was founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, a native of Connecticut whose interest in archaeology began when he was a young man. Between 1906 and 1917, Fulton made repeated trips from his New England home to Arizona, exploring the mountains, canyons, and mesas in search of archaeological sites.

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