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Wickenburg in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wickenburg Massacre

 
 
Wickenburg Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
1. Wickenburg Massacre Marker
Inscription.
In this vicinity, Nov. 5, 1871,
Wickenburg – Ehrenburg
Stage ambushed by Apache
Mohave Indians.

John Lanz - Fred W Loring
P. M. Hamel - W. G. Salmon
Fredrick Shoholm and
C.S. Adams were murdered
Mollie Sheppard died of
wounds.

 
Erected 1937 by Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. 33° 57.786′ N, 112° 47.832′ W. Marker is in Wickenburg, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 at milepost 106 and Flying E Ranch Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wickenburg AZ 85390, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vulture Mine (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Brick Post Office (approx. 3.8 miles away); Garcia School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Henry Wickenburg (approx. 3.8 miles away); Everett Bowman (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Jail Tree (approx. 3.9 miles away); Vulture Gold Mine (approx. 10 miles away); Congress, Arizona (approx. 14 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickenburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Wickenburg Massacre Site – An Enduring Mystery
Wickenburg Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
2. Wickenburg Massacre Marker
. An account of the incident by Allen Hall detailing the event and its controversies along with several photos of the site. (Submitted on April 6, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Events
 
Wickenburg Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
3. Wickenburg Massacre Marker
Wickenburg Massacre Site image. Click for full size.
By Gary Griffiths, 22 Jan 12
4. Wickenburg Massacre Site
Massacre site. Memorial (paper it once contained now shredded and scattered) is to the left of the cross purported to be Frederick Loring's grave. Another grave is in the foreground.
Grave between Stagecoach Road and Wash image. Click for full size.
By Gary Griffiths, 22 Jan 12
5. Grave between Stagecoach Road and Wash
This grave is purported to be that of Frederick Shoholm.
Grave on Island in the middle of the wash. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Griffiths, 22 Jan 12
6. Grave on Island in the middle of the wash.
This grave is purported to be that of William George Salmon. Photograph is from the south, looking towards north, away from massacre site.
Grave on Island image. Click for full size.
By Gary Griffiths, 22 Jan 12
7. Grave on Island
Grave (Salmon's?) on island from the north, looking back south towards the other burials.
Loring's Cross image. Click for full size.
By Gary Griffiths, 22 Jan 12
8. Loring's Cross
Closeup of grave purported to be that of Frederick W. Loring.
Satellite Photo of Massacre Site image. Click for full size.
By Google Earth
9. Satellite Photo of Massacre Site
Google Earth satellite photo of massacre site. Graves are clearly visible, and have been outlined for clarity. Identification of the graves is from an unscaled drawing by Arizona Pioneer & Cemetery Research Project. The site marker's location is displayed in digital coordinates, and is accurate to within 9'. Photo clearly shows old stage road alongside of wash, and grave sites.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,405 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Gary Griffiths of Florence, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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