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Sunnyslope Rock Garden

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Grover Cleveland Thompson built this rock garden in the Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ from 1952-1974. He began building when he retired here at the age of 65. Thompson was inspired by Petersen's Rock Garden in Bend, OR which was near where he used to live. He used concrete, rocks, broken pottery, bottles, and other discarded objects to create sculptures and fountains. Among the hundreds of structures, there were seven fountains and seven windmills. Thompson died in 1978 and the property has been cared for by a new owner since then. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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