66710 Hwy 60
(PO Box 700)
Salome, Arizona 85348
Phone: (928) 859-3846
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A way station on Highway 60 between Quartzsite and Hope, Brenda was a popular tourist attraction in the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, many stopping for water and to see “the zoo”! Grover and Anna Spitznagel homesteaded this area in 1928, had a set of twins, Bruce and Brenda.
The town was named after this little girl. The black, rock building, today a restaurant, was built by Grover in 1931, and 1932. Ramsey Mine, south of Brenda was noted for its gold and silver deposits. Brenda also served as a stage stop. Today, Brenda is a Mecca for winter RV travelers.