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Eagar in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Benjamin B. Crosby Home

 
 
Benjamin B. Crosby Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. Benjamin B. Crosby Home Marker
Inscription. An early 1900s adobe home built by the son of Eagar's first Mormon Bishop. Crosby, a major sheep & cattle rancher, was a railroad contractor who in 1917 laid the track for the Santa Fe Railroad north of here.
 
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 34° 6.111′ N, 109° 17.494′ W. Marker is in Eagar, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles north of West 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 Main Street, Eagar AZ 85925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oscar Jepson Home (approx. mile away); Rencher Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagar Elementary School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Udall Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snyder-Cavanaugh Shoot Out (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harry Colter Home
Benjamin B. Crosby Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. Benjamin B. Crosby Home Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); William LeSueur Home (approx. one mile away); Brawley Boarding House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eagar.
 
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #11 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
 
Regarding Benjamin B. Crosby Home. Ben Crosby was a successful railroad contractor, farmer, sheep and cattle rancher. He built this home in the early 1900s for his wife and three children. His many business endeavors frequently kept him away from home. He also maintained a home in Holbrook to keep close contact with the railroad, both as a contractor and a shipper. He also purchased one of the first automobiles in Round Valley – a 1911 Studebaker.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Benjamin B. Crosby Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
3. Benjamin B. Crosby Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 871 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.
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