Near Apache Junction in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The People Who Made It Happen
The Building of a Dam
The original town of Roosevelt (now under Roosevelt Lake) housed hundreds of people. By 1907, Roosevelt had a baseball team, bowling alley, ice-cream parlor, theatre and a school. Workers gathered in labor camps, living in tents, tent houses or small adobe buildings, sometimes with their wives and children.
Erected by Tonto National Forest.
Location. 33° 40.138′ N, 111° 9.828′ W. Marker is near Apache Junction, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from The Apache Trail (Arizona Route 88 at milepost 241). Click for map. Marker is at an overlook, about 300 feet down a sidewalk from
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelt Dam (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Roosevelt Dam (here, next to this marker); Alchesay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Apache Trail Historic Road (about 500 feet away); The Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tonto Basin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salt River Before the Dam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Al Sieber (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Apache Junction.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. 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.