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Tucked in the rocky hills next to a - most often - dry wash stands a rustic stone house and other ramshackle structures canopied by giant cottonwood trees. This remote site has been used or occupied by humans for 11 thousand years. Tassi springs is not just “a place”, it is an oasis – the location of one of the few abundant water sources in this arid region. Purposefully clustered around the life-giving spring are the remaining buildings and landscape features of a rural scene that conveys a vivid image of life on a cattle ranch on the remote Arizona Strip during the 1930s and 40s.