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Sasco Loop
Sasco is Now a Ghost Town

What's Sasco Loop all ?

The Sasco Loop is comprised of three towns: Sasco, Silverbell and Silver Bell. Sasco got its name from the Southern Arizona Smelting Company and the town's history began in 1907. Sasco was a smelter town, and had businesses and a hotel. The post office closed in 1919. At Silverbell there are still some visible remains of the town from the road, but the town is private property. About 3,000 people once lived there and the post office started up in 1904. Silver Bell was a copper mining town as late as the 1980's. 

How do I get to Sasco Loop?

From Phoenix take I-10 East toward Tucson to Avra Valley Road Exit. Take a high clearance vehicle.

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