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Bullhead City in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Fort Mohave
 
Old Fort Mohave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
1. Old Fort Mohave Marker
 
Inscription. Western anchor of a military road across Northern Arizona. Near here in 1858 Beale's camel expedition was ferried across the Colorado River on the steamer General Jessup. The fort was abandoned at the start of the Civil War. Was activated again in 1863, and then in 1880 assigned to civilian use of the Fort Mohave Indian Reservation.
 
Location. 35° 10.647′ N, 114° 33.941′ W. Marker is in Bullhead City, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 68. Click for map. Marker is next to the entrance of the Colorado River Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Highway 68, Bullhead City AZ 86429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Avenue of Flags (approx. half a mile away in Nevada); Donald (Don) J. Laughlin (approx. 0.6 miles away in Nevada); Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado (approx. 0.8 miles away in Nevada); Camels and Commerce (approx. 1.1 miles away in Nevada); Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hardyville Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Arizona Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bullhead City.
 
More about this marker.
 
Old Fort Mohave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
2. Old Fort Mohave Marker
 
This marker was located about 4 miles south along Arizona Highway 95. When widening of AZ-95 displaced the marker it was saved from destruction by the Colorado River Museum.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A series of markers documenting the Army's Great Western Camel Experiment.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mohave. A short history of Fort Mohave with links to additional information. (Submitted on June 16, 2010.) 
 
Old Fort Mohave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
3. Old Fort Mohave Marker
 
 
Old Fort Mohave Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
4. Old Fort Mohave
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum in Bullhead City, AZ
 
 
Old Fort Mohave Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
5. Old Fort Mohave
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum in Bullhead City, AZ
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then. Last updated on June 23, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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