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Near Vail in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Vail Sonoita Highway

 
 
Vail Sonoita Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
1. Vail Sonoita Highway Marker
View west of monument from highway 83.
Inscription.
Located and constructed in 1918 by
Lamar Cobb
First State Engineer of Arizona
Member of the Constitutional Convention

Born 1870 -- Athens, Georgia
Died 1926 -- Phoenix, Arizona

Erected to his memory
George P. Hunt – Governor

 
Erected 1927 by Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 0.224′ N, 110° 41.401′ W. Marker was near Vail, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker was on Arizona Route 83 at milepost 58, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Vail AZ 85641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Cienega Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colossal Cave Mountain Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); The CCC Worker (approx. 5.2 miles away); Desert Homes (approx. 11.1 miles away); Home for Saguaros (approx. 12.5 miles away); Where Have All the Saguaros Gone? (approx. 13.7 miles away); Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (approx. 14 miles away); Presidential Aircraft (approx. 14.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vail.
 
Regarding Vail Sonoita Highway.
Vail Sonoita Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
2. Vail Sonoita Highway Marker
View soutwest of monument from highway 83.
Text from:
Historical Markers within the Arizona Department of Transportation Right of Way. Prepared by: Roadside Development Section, April 1, 1997
 
Also see . . .  US Department of Transportation. On Dec. 12, 1914, state highway officials met in Washington, D.C., at the Raleigh Hotel at 10 a.m. to establish a national organization that would allow for the discussion of legislative, economic, and technical subjects and would draft a legislative proposal for federal cooperation in road construction. Lamar Cobb was a member of the Executive Committee. (Submitted on February 10, 2010.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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