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Near Gila River in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gila River Indian Reservation

(Established 1859)

 
 
Gila River Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 27, 2010
1. Gila River Indian Reservation Marker
Inscription. Here the first Government Indian School was established for Pimas and Maricopas in 1871, with Rev. Charles H. Cook as teacher. It was the location of Pima villages, friendly resting place for travelers during the Mexican War and the Gold Rush. It was also the birth place of Ira Hayes, a Pima, one of the U.S. Marines in the famed Flag-Raising at Iwo Jima.
 
Erected 1965 by Arizona Development Board, Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. 33° 2.512′ N, 111° 47.102′ W. Marker is near Gila River, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 181. Click for map. Marker is located at the Eastbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Casa Grande AZ 85122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gadsden Purchase (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gadsden Purchase (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC (approx. 3.5 miles away); Honoring Native American Women Veterans (approx.
Gila River Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 27, 2010
2. Gila River Indian Reservation Marker
3.5 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Matthew B. Juan (approx. 3.5 miles away); Military Order Purple Heart of the U.S.A. (approx. 3.5 miles away); Gila River Internment Center - Rivers, Arizona (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gila River.
 
More about this marker. A duplicate marker is located at the Westbound Rest Area 1.2 miles east of this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pima Tribal History. (Submitted on July 30, 2010.)
2. Maricopa Indian Tribe History. (Submitted on July 30, 2010.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
First Schoolhouse Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 27, 2010
3. First Schoolhouse Monument
The First Schoolhouse Monument is located on Casa Blanca Road at milepost 13, Sacaton, AZ
(33.088683n 111.775408w)
Sacaton rest area on I-10 easttbound at milepost 181. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 27, 2010
4. Sacaton rest area on I-10 easttbound at milepost 181.
The Gila River Indian Reservation Marker is on the brick wall and the two Gadsen Purchase Markers are at the far right and on the other side of the ramada in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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