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August 20, 2022 
To August 20, 2022

Prickly Pear Festival

Prickly Pear Festival

August 20, 2022 To August 20, 2022

The Superior, Arizona Prickly Pear Festival, now in its 11th year, celebrates all the edible wonders of the Sonoran Desert while showcasing the many products and health benefits of the Prickly Pear cactus. Each year hundreds of attendees enjoy vendors, live entertainment and lectures related to prickly pear, local foods and regenerative farming. Learn more.

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Jonovich Companies, Inc.

General Contractor, Plumbing, Mining Services, Construction & Repairs, Utilities & Environment; General Contractors, construction, plumbing repair, commercial and residential

Our History

Jonovich Companies, Inc. founded in 1979 as a commercial mechanical contractor serving Gila County, Arizona. We have since grown to be a commercial and industrial General Contractor with licenses in Arizona, Nevada and California whom specializes in the construction of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities. It all started with an attitude to work as a partnership with the owners and designers to build a project that would go above and beyond all expectations. An attitude that Jonovich Companies still believes is a catalyst to all successful projects.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission at Jonovich Companies, Inc is to provide a quality project at a fair profit using the most current sophisticated project management tools available. Each project will be guaranteed a staff of qualified and dedicated professionals that share a common goal of integrity and construction excellence while completing  a project safely, on schedule and within the budget set forth.

LICENSING AND BONDING

Jonovich Companies, Inc. possesses the following professional licenses:

  • A- Gen Eng. #106519
  • B- General #106503
  • B- 01 Comm. #106518
  • L-37 #106409

Jonovich Companies, Inc. carries surety credit under the Paffenbarger Walden Construction Bonding Agency and is provided by Ohio Casualty Insurance. They have bonded Jonovich Companies, Inc. in the past on single projects for up $20,000,000 with an aggregate program in excess of $30,000,000.

Globe, AZ

Box 8 Ranch

These footprints represent the Matriarch of the Smith Family, Elizabeth Mitchell Smith. Born in 1889 in Yuma, Arizona. She arrived in Superior by covered wagon with her Mother, Eloisa Amavisca Mitchell and Father, Harry Mitchell, a miner, in July of 1904. Approximately 15 years after the death of Mattie Earp in the town of Pinal, just West of Superior. Also, in the wagon were her younger sisters: Rachel and Francis. Imagine if you will the heat of summer and the dust from the dry dirt road, now known as Highway 60. Lizzie, as she was known to friends, recounted the family had been followed for a distance by "bad men" and her Father had given them a spare horse to dissuade them from harming any of the family. The Smith Family was welcomed by George Lobb of the Lobb Family. George was the original US Postmaster of Superior. It was not long before Lizzie met a gentleman, Charles Hamilton Smith, a Michigan native. He had, by most accounts, run away as a teenager to join the Spanish-American War. He then wandered as a prospector and when he located a gold nugget in a wash surrounding Superior, he became a lifelong mine enthusiast and developer. After marrying, the couple finally settled outside of Superior on a ranch that Elizabeth homesteaded. It was known as the Smith Ranch and the brand was registered with the State of Arizona as the Box 8. Always a business woman, and aided by her seven children, Elizabeth planted orchards, put in the first private swimming pool in the area and had plans to develop a tavern. Many octogenarians, school kids in the 1920's and 1930's, have recounted days of "playing hooky" eating hamburgers and swimming at the ranch. Lizzie's plans were circumvented by fate and after losing three of her children, she sold the original ranch and moved to "town" around the time of World War II. She tried her hand at boarding houses, finally building her own house on Heiner drive. Her love of planting finally outweighed the convenience of living "in town" and with her son, Fred, in 1956, she built a new house and developed some of the property where the footprints are currently located. She planted fruit trees, evergreens, palm trees, rose bushes and flowers which she sold for extra money on church holidays. The first of several chicken houses was constructed and a barn for a couple of cows, Lizzie had her ranch again. The chickens and cows are gone as are many of the trees, but this remains the Box 8 Ranch. The footprints have been relocated and a new dream has begun.

Services
• Overnight camping
• Horse corrals
• Events (weddings, reunions, etc)
• Swimming pool
• Restrooms
• Personal and RV storage
• Bulk Propane (we can fill your RV or BBQ tanks)
• RV Sewage Dump Station ($5)
• Access to forest trails
• Bicycle Shuttle Services to some of the local trailheads
• Guided hikes and Mountain Bike Rides

Superior, AZ

Picket Post Antiques

Antique store in downtown Historic Superior, Az. Selling antiques and vintage items. Always buying items as well. We accept dealers and some consignment. Closed Monday. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 – 6. Saturday and Sunday 10 – 6. If we’re in the store after 6 the doors will remain open.

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