Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
declares the Rose Bush
the World's Largest in the
"Believe it or Not".
The fire of May 26th, 1882, destroyed the dwellings located here. In 1885, Mrs. Amelia Adamson built the Cochise House Hotel. That same year, Mrs. Adamson and Mrs. Mary Gee, a hotel guest, planted the rose bush in the hotel patio. The Rose bush had been sent to Mrs. Gee by a relative in Scotland. By 1909, the Cochise House was renamed as the Arcade Hotel and Annex. It was described as "iron clad adobe". In the 1920s, new owners, James and Ethel Macia, built the steel pipe and wood post trellis that supports the Rose Tree. In 1936 the Arcade was renamed the Rose Tree Inn in honor of the Rose Tree. The Inn was a popular boarding house until it closed in 1953. In 1964 the Hotel was incorporated into the Rose Tree Museum, which remains today.
Erected 2005 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 35.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list.
Location. 31° 42.723′ N, 110° 4.043′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is at the intersection of South 4th Street and Toughnut Street, on the right when traveling north on South 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 South 4th Street, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Cochise County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Can Can Restaurant (about 300 feet away); Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (about 300 feet away); The Mines of Tombstone (about 300 feet away); Allen English Home (about 400 feet away); Million Dollar Stope (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
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