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Lake Havasu City in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

British – American Friendship

 
 
British – American Friendship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
1. British – American Friendship Marker
Inscription.
"We are now friends with
England and with all Mankind."
Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace
Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace
treaty ending the American Revolution
September 1783

With American and British flags flying overhead, a Quit Rent Ceremony is reenacted each October under the London Bridge, located since 1971 at the English Village in Lake Havasu City. The ceremony symbolizes London, England's friendship with Lake Havasu City. On this occasion, a Loving Cup is shared, as a symbol of the historic ties between the United States and Great Britain, and the pledge of the continuing friendship between the two cities. The Colorado River now flows beneath the bridge that once spanned the Thames River. The bridge provides a bond between two very different municipalities, the 2000 – year – old English city and Lake Havasu City, established a few decades ago in the American southwest.
 
Erected 1997 by Havasu Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.37′ N, 114° 20.766′ 
British – American Friendship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
2. British – American Friendship Marker
W. Marker is in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on McCulloch Boulevard 0.1 miles south of Arizona Route 95, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Havasu City AZ 86403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Founders (a few steps from this marker); Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); London Bridge (about 700 feet away); James A. Wheeler Park and Freedom Fountain (approx. half a mile away).
 
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British – American Friendship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
3. British – American Friendship Marker
British – American Friendship Marker is on the right. Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. marker is just a little to the left and City Founders marker is just beyond yield sign.
London Bridge at Lake Havasu City image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2007
4. London Bridge at Lake Havasu City
British – American Friendship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
5. British – American Friendship Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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