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

Lakeside

 
 
Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Lakeside Marker
Inscription. A pioneer wagon road came through this area and went to Fort Apache, established in 1870. Hay, which was delivered to the fort, was one of the few cash crops in those early days. The road is now covered by Rainbow Lake.

Early sheepmen first used this country for grazing their flocks until the financial crisis of 1905, which made sheep practically worthless. This, along with the drought that followed, forced the sheepmen to sell out to the Mormons.

In 1905 Niels Hansen purchased property and Adair Spring from Will Amos. Lakeside was settled near the spring, the source of water, in 1906. The first postmaster was John Lazelle Fish. In the fall of 1906, the first school was held in Niels Hansen's home and bunkhouse, later in the Rhoton Store.

On June 24, 1912, Lakeside Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized with Alof Pratt Larson as Bishop.

Lumbering, with its accompanying five sawmills, was important to the economic life of this town.
 
Erected 1987 by White Mountain Camp - Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 436.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.071′ N, 109° 
Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Lakeside Marker
59.38′ W. Marker is in Lakeside, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is at the intersection of Larson Road and Heritage Lane, on the right when traveling south on Larson Road. Click for map. The marker is located on soutwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeside AZ 85929, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rodeo-Chediski Fire (approx. one mile away); Showlow Valley Settlement (approx. 7.4 miles away); "show low and you win the ranch". (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Small plaque above Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
3. Small plaque above Lakeside Marker
This bell came from the Woodland church and school. It was used in the Lakeside frame church and school building, consisting of two class rooms, built in 1912. It was also used in some of the other school buildings.
Lakeside Marker and Woodland Church and School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
4. Lakeside Marker and Woodland Church and School Bell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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