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Casa Grande in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Barony of Arizola

Home of the "Baron of Arizona"

 
 
Barony of Arizola Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
1. Barony of Arizola Marker
Inscription.  James Addison Peralta Reavis was a brazen forger who claimed over 12 million acres of Central Arizona and Western New Mexico as an Old Spanish Land grant. He and his family lived here in royal style until his fraud was exposed. From the barony he went to federal prison in 1895.
 
Erected 1964 by Arizona Development Board and Arizona Highway Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 32° 51.214′ N, 111° 43.095′ W. Marker is in Casa Grande, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on Arizona Route 84 at milepost 181, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Casa Grande AZ 85122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casa Grande Union High School "Old Main" (approx. 2½ miles away); Heritage Hall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Women's Club of Casa Grande (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Honor of Mormon Battalion (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gadsden Purchase (approx. 12½ miles away); Gila River Indian Reservation
Barony of Arizola Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
2. Barony of Arizola Marker
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(approx. 12½ miles away); a different marker also named Gadsden Purchase (approx. 13.6 miles away); a different marker also named Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casa Grande.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Article on James Reavis. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. The Man That Stole Arizona. On a fine June morning in 1883, the citizens of central Arizona awoke to find that their land had been stolen from under their feet. (Submitted on February 6, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. crime and punishment
 
Barony of Arizola Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
3. Barony of Arizola Marker
View west along north shoulder of highway 84.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022