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

Pipe Springs National Monument

 
 
Pipe Springs National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2018
1. Pipe Springs National Monument
Inscription.  
Established May 31, 1923
Through effort of Stephen T. Mather and friends
Pipe Springs
Occupied in 1863 by Dr. James M. Whitmore, who, with Robert McIntyre, was killed 4 miles S.E. Of here January 3, 1866 by Navajo and Piute Indians.
Winsor Castle
Erected by direction of Brigham Young in 1869-70 by Anson P. Winsor for handling the church tithing herds and as a frontier refuge from Indians. It became the first telegraph office in Arizona when the Desert Telegraph Line reached here in December 1871.
 
Erected 1933 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and Citizens of Kanab Stake. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionForts and CastlesParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1866.
 
Location. 36° 51.793′ N, 112° 44.37′ W. Marker is near Kaibab
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, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from North Pipe Springs Road. Marker is inside the grounds of Pipe Springs National Monument, on the southeast corner of Winsor Castle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredonia AZ 86022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moamop' (a few steps from this marker); A Good Drink of Water (within shouting distance of this marker); At Home in the Desert (within shouting distance of this marker); 995 Miles of Wire (within shouting distance of this marker); Yoowuv' (within shouting distance of this marker); Skoomp (within shouting distance of this marker); When the Good Grass Goes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Can 10 Million Gallons of Water a Year Suddenly Appear in a Stony Desert? (about 300 feet away).
 
Pipe Springs National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2018
2. Pipe Springs National Monument
Winsor Castle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2018
3. Winsor Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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