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

Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape

 
 
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker - Unenhanced Image image. Click for full size.
February 22, 2010
1. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker - Unenhanced Image
Inscription.
Upper Plaque:
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape

Lower Plaque:
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 2000.

Pecan Lane played a significant part in the agricultural history of Camp Verde. During the late 19th century and early twentieth centuries the community served as the breadbasket for the major towns in Yavapai and Coconino Counties, including Jerome, Prescott, and Flagstaff.

Once a principle farming area of Camp Verde, Pecan Lane is one of its best preserved, still conveying the sense of a rural country lane in a farming community.

Pecan Lane's period of significance begins with U.S. settlement in 1893 persuant to the Homestead Act. The section of Eureka Ditch within this area was dug in 1896. The Pecan Lane name derives from rows of pecan trees that dominate the District and delineate its edges. In 1926 Noah Haydon purchased the property and moved there with his son Carl and daughter-in-law Eva. In 1927-28, Eva planted pecan seedlings in an attempt to introduce a new cash crop with the help of water from the Eureka Ditch. The seedlings developed into the majestic trees that distinguish Pecan Lane today.

Monument funded by Camp Verde. Sign created by Jim Larue, master blacksmith
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
2. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker Text
and his apprentices Dale and Bonnie Harvey. Rock base by William Gant and metal sign by Don Stone. 2-9-02
 
Erected 2002 by Pecan Lane Historic District Group.
 
Location. 34° 34.498′ N, 111° 51.417′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on North Montezuma Castle Highway 2 miles north of West Highway 260 & South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Verde AZ 86322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Verde State Historic Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wales Arnold (approx. one mile away); Lifeline / Prehistoric Produce (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Neighborhood / Mysterious Departures (approx. 2.7 miles away); The People Next Door (approx. 2.7 miles away); Camp Verde (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camp Verde.
 
More about this marker. This marker is notable by its laid-up stone base and frame, and the blacksmith work surrounding the Pecan Lane sign.
 
Regarding Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker - Enhanced image. Click for full size.
February 22, 2010
3. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker - Enhanced
The image gamma, contrast and sharpness were adjusted to bring out the text engraved in the steel plate.
Due to the weathered steel of the inscription marker makes this sign hard to read in any weather. One has to stop and spend some time here. Pecan Lane itself is as described, a once quiet country road lined with large, mature pecan trees.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
4. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker
Enhanced to try and bring out text.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Markers image. Click for full size.
February 22, 2010
5. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Markers
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker - Main Sign image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
6. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker - Main Sign
This marker is made of two parts, a large blacksmithed and welded artistic sign denoting the Historic District, and further text on the marker below.
A View of Pecan Lane in Winter image. Click for full size.
February 22, 2010
7. A View of Pecan Lane in Winter
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
8. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker
Looking North at the marker from Montezuma Road.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
9. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Marker
Looking west toward Pecan Lane, marker visible in the foreground.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
10. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape
A view of Pecan Lane in summer, looking west.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
11. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape
Up close and personal on Pecan Lane - looking west.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
12. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape
Up close and personal, Pecan Lane, looking east.
Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
13. Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape
Looking southwest on Pecan Lane, across Montezuma Road
 
 
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