The Story Behind...Mighty Saguaro

November 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The Story Behind…
Mighty Saguaro

078-45 Mighty Saguaro - Tonto National Forest, Arizona078-45 Mighty Saguaro - Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Mighty Saguaro 

A native of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, California and Sonora Mexico the Mighty Saguaro can grow to 50 to 70 feet tall adorned by majestic arms, beautiful white flowers and ruby red fruit.
Besides its beauty the saguaro has multiple uses including a source of food and shelter for the Tohono O’odham Nation, the ribs for harvesting tools and construction and the spines for sewing needles.
The saguaro blossom is Arizona’s state wildflower and its scientific name Carnegiea Gigantea honors Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the 1800s and founded numerous libraries throughout the country under the Carnegie name including Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson and Yuma.
This Mighty Saguaro was found in McDowell Mountain Regional Park and captured on sheet film with a 4x5 large format camera.
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