Near Apache Junction in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The People Who Made It Happen
The Building of a Dam
— Tonto National Forest —
The original town of Roosevelt (now under Roosevelt Lake) housed hundreds of people. By 1907, Roosevelt had a baseball team, bowling alley, ice-cream parlor, theatre and a school. Workers gathered in labor camps, living in tents, tent houses or small adobe buildings, sometimes with their wives and children.
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 33° 40.138′ N, 111° 9.828′ W. Marker is near Apache Junction, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from The Apache Trail (Arizona Route 88 at milepost 241). Marker is at an overlook, about 300 feet down a sidewalk from the parking lot at milepost 241. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Apache Junction AZ 85119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelt Dam (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Roosevelt Dam (here, next to this marker); Alchesay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Apache Trail Historic Road (about 500 feet away); The Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tonto Basin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salt River Before the Dam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Al Sieber (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apache Junction.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on April 19, 2018. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.