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Near Lochiel in Santa Cruz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fray Marcos De Niza

 
 
Fray Marcos De Niza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 29, 2014
1. Fray Marcos De Niza Marker
Inscription.
By this valley of San Rafael
Fray Marcos De Niza
Vice-Commissary of the Franciscan Order.
and
Delegate of the Viceroy in Mexico.
Entered Arizona
The first European, west of the Rockies.
April 12, 1539.

 
Location. 31° 20.349′ N, 110° 37.645′ W. Marker is near Lochiel, Arizona, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Duquesne Road half a mile north of US / Mexico border, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patagonia AZ 85624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Antonio De La Ossa Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Little Outfit School (approx. 11.2 miles away); John Ward's Ranch (approx. 15.6 miles away); Cady Hall (approx. 15.7 miles away); Patagonia Depot (approx. 15.8 miles away); Mowry Mine (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Arizona Explained - Marcos de Niza, the cities of Gold. (Submitted on October 31, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Fray Marcos De Niza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 29, 2014
2. Fray Marcos De Niza Marker
Fray Marcos De Niza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 29, 2014
3. Fray Marcos De Niza Marker
Fray Marcos De Niza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 29, 2014
4. Fray Marcos De Niza Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 35 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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