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Kingman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mohave Center Plaza of Valor

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
1. Mohave Center Plaza of Valor Marker
Inscription.
"O Lord, thou givest us everything at the price of an effort."
Leonardo Da Vinci
1452-1519

We remember
those who gave their
lives in the Holocaust of
July 5, 1973, in Kingman

John O. Campbell Allan Hanson Christopher G Sanders William L Casson Frank S Henry Arthur C. Stringer Joseph L. Chambers, III Roger A Hubka Donald G. Webb M. B. (Jimmy) Cox Marvin Mast Richard Lee Williams

On this 11th day of November, 1980, upon the dedication of Mohave Center, all of the members of Mohave Savings and Loan Association offer this gift to our contemporary citizens in loving memory of those we will never forget.

Arthur A. Arnold, M. D.
President / Chairman of the Board
 
Erected 1980 by Mohave Savings and Loan Association.
 
Location. 35° 11.442′ N, 114° 3.082′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street and North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Oak Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingman AZ 86401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bonelli House (within shouting distance
Mohave Center Plaza of Valor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
2. Mohave Center Plaza of Valor Marker
of this marker); St. John's United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U. S. Post Office (about 400 feet away); Elks Lodge No. 468 (about 500 feet away); Little Red Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Mohave County Jail (about 600 feet away); Mohave County Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingman.
 
Regarding Mohave Center Plaza of Valor. On July 5, 1973, Kingman was the site of a catastrophic Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion which killed 11 firefighters. The explosion occurred following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank.
 
Also see . . .  Kingman, AZ Tank Car Explodes In Town. Details on the event of July 1973. (Submitted on April 5, 2010.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 20 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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