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Photographer: Bill Kirchner
Taken: January 30, 2010
Caption: Christopher Layton
Additional Description: [This plaque is on the north side of the sculpture.]:
1821 - 1898
Private, Company “C” of the Mormon Battalion. Colonizer, statesman, and leader. Layton probably was the one to post the colors, thus flying the first American flag in Tucson. After the Battalion was discharged in Los Angeles, Layton remained in California until he rejoined his family in Utah in 1852. Sent by LDS President John Taylor in 1883 to colonize the Gila Valley, Layton helped settle the towns of Pima, Thatcher, Graham, and Curtis.
Submitted: January 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
Database Locator Identification Number: p94731
File Size: 2.801 Megabytes
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