Whatever one wants to call it, the old smokestack becomes an official "antique" in 2017, celebrating its 100th anniversary then.
For commuters it marks that one is 17 miles away from Prescott Valley. To tourists it's an oddity. But the 129.5 foot-high tower which sits as a silent sentry over the town of Mayer, has an interesting history.
It was meant to carry smoke into the sky from the smelting of precious metals mined around Mayer. It was never used for that. In fact, it was never even finished!