Solomon Warner was a pioneer merchant who came to the Tucson, Arizona area in 1856. He constructed a two-story flour mill there in 1875 using water from the Santa Cruz River.
The ruins of the mill still stand on the west bank of the Santa Cruz River. The stone ruins of the old mill near the base of A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) were torn down in 1929 as hazardous play area for the local children to plan in. All that is left of the mill are bushes, and debris. The walls were constructed from an abandoned rock quarry north of A Mountain.
What could be a real haunting possibility was the nearby Papago graveyard. The January 1882 Tombstone Epitaph reported that the old Papago graveyard on the hill above Warner’s Mill attracted the curiosity of strangers unaccustomed to the mode of burial of the tribe. It was the custom of the tribe to bury their dead on top of the ground, in a sitting posture, and pile rocks and stones around them. In time these fell away or were disturbed by coyotes. Sometimes skulls and other marks of murder and outrage were displayed.
Have any of the students of the University of Arizona encountered unexplained phenomena on the pathways of A Mountain? Perhaps a paranormal investigation of the surrounding area could be in order.
350 S Grand Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
Arizona Haunted Places Examiner: Debe Branning firstname.lastname@example.org