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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Prescott

 
 
Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
1. Prescott Marker
Inscription.
Founded 1864 on Granite Creek, early source of placer gold. Former territorial capital of Arizona. Now a center for ranching, mining, health, especially asthma relief. Located here on site of old Ft. Whipple is Whipple Veterans Hospital. Seat of First Governor's Mansion, and Arizona Pioneer's Home. Frontier Days, oldest rodeo in the west, began here.
 
Location. 34° 32.386′ N, 112° 28.148′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on West Goodwin Street. Click for map. Located on south side of W. Goodwin Street on the right corner of the old post office. This is between Cortez and Montezuma Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 West Goodwin Street, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Jail and Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Howey's Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruffner Plaza Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Vendome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association (about
Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
2. Prescott Marker
300 feet away); The Fire of 1900 (about 400 feet away); Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile (about 400 feet away); Prescott's Beginnings: The First Mining District in Yavapai County (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sharlot Hall Museum. A circa 1955 photo of the Post Office. (Location of marker.) (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Wikipedia Article on Prescott, Arizona. Gives information and history of Prescott. Also displays a photo of the “Post Office and Courthouse” shown on this marker page. (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
3. Prescott Marker
Marker is located to the right of the steps, partially hidden by the trees.
100 Years of Rodeo Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. 100 Years of Rodeo Monument
Nearby Monument to the Prescott Rodeo.
100 Years of Rodeo Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. 100 Years of Rodeo Monument
Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, September 8, 2012
6. Prescott Marker
National Register of Historic Places marker on outside of building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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