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Bouse in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bouse Homesite

 
 
Bouse Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 14, 2010
1. Bouse Homesite Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Bouse was born in Mendecino County, California and came here about 1889 as a prospector and built the first two rooms of his home. He ran a small store here. He brought his wife, Katherine, and infant daughter here in 1892. Three more children were born and the house expanded to a rather large two story home with a number of bedrooms on the second floor.

He was bitten on the lower leg by a rattle snake on July 12, 1929 and died 23 hours later in Parker. He was 75 years of age and is buried in Bouse Cemetery.

Katherine is thought to have died in Los Angeles and buried there. The cement tank in the right background served as a swimming pool for many years.

The house was razed in 1948.
 
Erected by La Paz County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1869.
 
Location. 33° 55.89′ N, 114° 0.915′ W. Marker is in Bouse, Arizona, in
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La Paz County. Marker is on Bouse Avenue, half a mile south of Arizona Route 72, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bouse AZ 85325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A & C Mercantile Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); 740th Tank Battalion (approx. 0.6 miles away); 736th Tank Battalion (M) SP (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Bouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); George L. Wendt (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Bouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); 748th Tank Battalion (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Bouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bouse.
 
Regarding Bouse Homesite. Editors Note: "Mendecino" noted in marker text is a misspelling. It is actually spelled "Mendocino".
 
Bouse Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 14, 2010
2. Bouse Homesite Marker
Bouse Homesite Swimming Pool image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 14, 2010
3. Bouse Homesite Swimming Pool
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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