Winsor Castle, March 22

No, we’re not in England, that would be Windsor Castle! We stopped at Pipe Spring National Monument in north-central Arizona on our way to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We had an informative tour with a Paiute Indian guide, then were able to take Mavrik on the Ridge Trail in the background.

The building on the left is "Winsor Castle", built by the Mormon Church to sageguard the 1st ranch manager (Mr. Winsor) for the Church's "tithing herd" of cattle. Church members often gave their 10 percent tithe in the form of goods such as cattle.

Mavrik took a good long drink at the spring flowing from under the 'Castle'. The Mormons built the structure over the spring to ensure control of the land which had been used by Indians for thousands of years.

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