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Clifton in Greenlee County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San Francisco River

 
 
San Francisco River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
1. San Francisco River Marker
Inscription. In January of 1825, a trapper named James O. Pattie, ascended this river and with one companion in 14 days trapped 250 beavers. This was the first known penetration of Arizona by American citizens.
 
Erected 1962 by Arizona Development Board.
 
Location. 33° 2.958′ N, 109° 17.696′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Arizona, in Greenlee County. Marker is on The Coronado Trail (U.S. 191 at milepost 163), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton AZ 85533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Clifton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clifton Cliff Jail (approx. half a mile away); Fermin Palicio Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Eagles' Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Apache Grove (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
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1. James O. Pattie's Trek to the Southwest. Arriving at this spot they hadn't eaten for four days and ended up killing one of their horses to survive. Finally they shot a couple of turkeys and then caught 37 beavers. They eventually caught 250 beavers over the next couple
San Francisco River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
2. San Francisco River Marker
Marker is visible under the "20 MPH" speed limit sign.
of weeks in January, 1825 on a river they called St. Francisco. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 

2. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky. An American Libraries downloadble copy of The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
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San Francisco River, Clifton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
3. San Francisco River, Clifton
 
 
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