No one who visited Sulphur Springs Valley would presume it was a place you would live on purpose. I was there in '84 and the Gadsden Hotel was a stunning anachronism from a boom-time long gone. Nonetheless:

    Showers, they explained, would have to be fewer and faster. They set up buckets to catch runoff and poured leftover dishwater in the toilet. By the end of their fourth month in Arizona, it wasn’t unusual for the Paups to go two or three days without running water. Unthinkable just a few months before, a single thought began to occupy Lori’s waking hours: “What happens when we run out?”


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