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Near Safford in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright

 
 
In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of two of the
many pioneers who brought
law, order and safety to
the Gila Valley.

Lorenzo and Seth Wright
were killed 1 mile north of
this spot by Indians who
had stolen 45 horses from
early settlers.
While pursuing the Indians they
were ambushed Dec. 1, 1885.

 
Erected 1938 by The Mt. Graham and St. Joseph Stakes of the L. D. S. Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 1, 1885.
 
Location. 32° 45.646′ N, 109° 26.388′ W. Marker is near Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 356,, 16 miles east of Town of Safford, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Safford AZ 85546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horatio Harris Merrill / Eliza Ann Merrill (approx. 7˝ miles away); Army of the West (approx. 9.1 miles away); Gila Valley Bank
In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker
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(approx. 11.7 miles away); Solomon (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
3. In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker
The Peloncillo Mountains are in the background.
In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
4. In Memory of Lorenzo and Seth Wright Marker
View east along US highway 70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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