Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In addition to supporting human uses, Granite Creek gives life to many species of trees, shrubs, and grasses. Approximately 75 percent of our local wildlife are dependent upon Granite Creek and its tributaries. Over the last 150 years Granite Creek has seen many changes. The broad "gallery" of cottonwood and willow trees seen here was once up to a 1/4 mile in width, and it stretched from what is now downtown Prescott all the way to the Granite Dells, 5 miles to the northeast. The Granite Creek channel has been straightened, mined, filled, and built upon over time, resulting in a substantial loss of riparian habitat. In the 1990s, local organizations were formed to preserve and restore what riparian (streamside) habitat was left. The trail you can see below was the first effort toward this end. Since then, riparian habitat has been protected at West Granite Creek Park, Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, Watson & Willow Lakes, and the Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Lands.
Erected by The City of Prescott.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 34° 32.51′ N, 112° 28.333′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on West Gurley Street. Marker is on left side of the street when traveling west. It is in the middle of the bridge along its sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 West Gurley Street, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pauline Weaver (here, next to this marker); The Mulvenon Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Curtis Hall/ (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Pauline Weaver (about 500 feet away); Prescott (about 600 feet away); Hotel St. Michael (about 600 feet away); The Palace Saloon (about 600 feet away); Whiskey Row (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.