Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springerville in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Baca Home

 
 
Baca Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
1. Baca Home Marker
Inscription. Gregorio Baca bought this house from G. Becker in 1907 for his bride, Chona Ortega. It's walls are 16" thick adobe. The wealthy Bacas & Ortegas ran large herds of cattle & sheep on vast tracts of land in Concho, St. Johns & The R.V. area.
 
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 34° 8.076′ N, 109° 17.101′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is at the intersection of Apache Street and Supai, on the left when traveling east on Apache Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springerville AZ 85938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian & Catholic Churchs (a few steps from this marker); El Rio Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldonado Home (about 500 feet away); Becker's Transcontinental Garage (about 500 feet away); Madonna of the Trail
Baca Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
2. Baca Home
(about 500 feet away); James Hale Shooting (about 800 feet away); Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter Thompson Home & Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springerville.
 
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #22 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
 
Regarding Baca Home. In 1907, Gregorio Baca, born in 1877, bought this house from Gustav and Louise Becker for his bride, Chona Ortega, born in 1885. Both the Bacas and the Ortegas were prominent Spanish families from the area. The families ran extensive herds of cattle and sheep on vast amount of land throughout Concho, St. Johns, Round Valley and the White Mountains. Chona and Gregorio built their flock to over 9,000 head and owned many properties in Springerville.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
Paid Advertisement