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Kingman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Trovatore Motel

 
 
El Trovatore Motel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith B. Dodds, September 28, 2013
1. El Trovatore Motel Marker
Inscription. Trovatore is Italian for troubadour or traveler. Developer John E. Miller built the Nevada Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada which was later named Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards). He moved to Kingman, Arizona in 1935 after Hoover Dam was completed, purchased the motel site and started construction. From 1937-1940 a service station, auto court and café were built. The modern settlement was a rest stop for travelers. Having heating and air conditioning, it was luxurious for it's time. Many celebrities have stayed here including Jeff Chandler, Charles Bronson, Jane Russel, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Don Knotts.
 
Erected 2013 by Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917+4, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 11.489′ N, 114° 2.052′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from East Andy Divine Avenue (U.S. 66) north of Airfield Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1440 East Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman AZ 86401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis Kingman Park (approx. 0.8 miles
The Humbug and the PBC image. Click for full size.
By Keith B. Dodds, September 28, 2013
2. The Humbug and the PBC
Members of E Clampus Vitus at the dedication.
away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bonelli House (approx. one mile away); Mohave Center Plaza of Valor (approx. one mile away); Mohave County Jail (approx. one mile away); Mohave County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); U. S. Post Office (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingman.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
El Trovatore Motel Marker Site image. Click for full size.
3. El Trovatore Motel Marker Site
El Trovatore Motel Marker Site image. Click for full size.
4. El Trovatore Motel Marker Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az..   3, 4. submitted on , by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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