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Near Globe in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Capitan Pass

 
 
El Capitan Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. El Capitan Pass Marker
Inscription.  This pass was used by Kearny's Army of the West in a march to California in 1846. Guided by Kit Carson it was described in a journal of the trip as "Carson's Old Trail”. The pass led around the impassable canyon on the Gila River where Coolidge Dam has been constructed.
 
Erected 1964 by Arizona Development Board and Arizona Highway Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, Mexican-AmericanWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 33° 15.796′ N, 110° 46.307′ W. Marker is near Globe, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on Arizona Route 77 at milepost 162, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Globe AZ 85501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home (approx. 9.1 miles away); Amster Building (approx. 9.2 miles away); Hon. George W. P. Hunt (approx. 9.2 miles away); In Honor of John W. Wentworth (approx. 9.2 miles away);
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St. John's Espiscopal Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); City of Globe (approx. 9.2 miles away); Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (approx. 9.2 miles away); From Globe to Governor (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Globe.
 
El Capitan Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. El Capitan Pass Marker
El Capitan Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
3. El Capitan Pass Marker
El Capitan Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
4. El Capitan Pass Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,960 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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