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Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chas. D. Poston

The Father of Arizona

 
 
Chas. D. Poston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Chas. D. Poston Marker
Marker has been removed from monument and is now on display at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum at 715 South Main Street, Florence, Az.
Inscription.
"The Father of Arizona"
Born April 20, 1825 — Died June 24, 1902
Native of Kentucky

Elected as first Arizona Delegate To Congress in 1864

This Monument erected by the
State of Arizona in Conjunction with
Maricopa Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Phoenix, Arizona

Geo. W. P. Hunt, Governor
Geo. H. Kelly, State Historian

This native copper plate provided by
New Cornelia Copper Company
Gen. John C. Greenway, General Manager

 
Erected 1925 by State of Arizona in Conjunction with Maricopa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 3.304′ N, 111° 24.512′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from East Hunt Highway 2 miles west of Arizona Highway 79, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poston's Butte (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bear Down (approx.
Chas. D. Poston Monument image. Click for full size.
By C. Fahey, March 20, 2007
2. Chas. D. Poston Monument
Copper Marker has been removed.
1.7 miles away); Granville Wheat Outbuilding (approx. 1.7 miles away); George A. Brown House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Levi Ruggles Founder of Florence (approx. 1.7 miles away); E.N. Fish & Co. Store (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Pinal County Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Silver King Florence Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
More about this marker. GPS Coordinates are for the Parking area of the Butte. The marker itself was removed by the Pinal County Historical Society due to vandalism. The marker is now at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum, 715 S Main St., Florence AZ (33 01.504'N -111 23.241'W)
 
Also see . . .  Charles Debrille Poston "The Father of Arizona". Charles Debrille Poston (1825-1902) worked tirelessly to gain territorial status for Arizona and was one of its first explorers. In 1854 he came to the area as a private citizen. The following narrative is Poston's account of his exciting journey which included a
Chas. D. Poston Monument image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
3. Chas. D. Poston Monument
At the dedication of Poston's Monument April 26, 1925. Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson
shipwreck in the Gulf of California and a leisurely passage through Sonora to Tubac. He traveled in search of a possible U.S. seaport on the Gulf of California, silver mines, and other opportunities for development in the territory recently acquired by the United States through the Gadsden Purchase.
(Submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Poston's Butte Marker image. Click for more information.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Poston's Butte Marker
Poston's Butte historical marker located on Arizona Hwy 79.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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