Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Clifton in Greenlee County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San Francisco River

 
 
San Francisco River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
1. San Francisco River Marker
Inscription.  In January of 1825, a trapper named James O. Pattie, ascended this river and with one companion in 14 days trapped 250 beavers. This was the first known penetration of Arizona by American citizens.
 
Erected 1962 by Arizona Development Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1825.
 
Location. 33° 2.958′ N, 109° 17.696′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Arizona, in Greenlee County. Marker is on The Coronado Trail (U.S. 191 at milepost 163), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton AZ 85533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Clifton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clifton Cliff Jail (approx. half a mile away); Fermin Palicio Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Eagles' Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Black Hills National Back Country Byway (approx. 3.2 miles away); Apache Grove (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
San Francisco River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
2. San Francisco River Marker
Marker is visible under the "20 MPH" speed limit sign.
Click or scan to see
this page online
 The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky. An American Libraries downloadble copy of The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
San Francisco River, Clifton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
3. San Francisco River, Clifton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=36372

Paid Advertisement
Jul. 31, 2021