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Taylor in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A.Z. Palmer and Sons

1895-1927 (Building erected in 1914)

 
 
A.Z. Palmer and Sons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. A.Z. Palmer and Sons Marker
Inscription. A.Z. Palmer was one of the original settlers of Snowflake and established the first store there with Mark Kartchner, a brother-in-law. In 1895 he purchased the store located on this site and thereafter became the pre-eminent merchant in the region for a number of years. His son Arthur was the chief clerk most of the time after about 1905, and later the postmaster, an insurance agent, and a farm implement dealer – all businesses operated in conjunction with this store (called then A. Z. Palmer and Son). A. Z. died in 1925 the same year Arthur was called on a two year LDS mission to the Eastern States and during his absence the store failed. A. Z. served a broad regional clientele with his general store, livery stable, and ice cream parlor besides the other businesses.
 
Location. 34° 27.92′ N, 110° 5.484′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 77, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Main Street, Taylor AZ 85939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatch Bros. General Store (a few steps from this marker); G. & D. Hatch Mercantile (a few steps from this marker); Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
A.Z. Palmer and Sons Store image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. A.Z. Palmer and Sons Store
Marker is to the left on the store front. The Nearby Markers "The Hatch Brothers General Store" and "G & D Hatch Mercantile" are also mounted on this building.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Jesse Nathaniel Smith (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Snowflake Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shumway Schoolhouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Mauretta B. Thomas Pinedale Memorial Bridge (approx. 13.9 miles away); Pinedale School Bell (approx. 14.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylor.
 
Regarding A.Z. Palmer and Sons. The town of Taylor purchased the site in 2000, and it became Taylorís main museum and the Chamber of Commerce.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 494 times since then. 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.
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