Springerville in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour series list.
Location. 34° 8.091′ N, 109° 17.189′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is at the intersection of Apache Street and Silva Lane, on the left when traveling east on Apache Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springerville AZ 85938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Rio Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baca Home (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian & Catholic Churchs (about 500 feet away); Madonna of the TrailJames Hale Shooting (about 700 feet away); Becker's Transcontinental Garage (about 800 feet away); White Mountain Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Peter Thompson Home & Blacksmith Shop (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springerville.
More about this marker. This is Marker Site #21 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
Regarding Baldonado Home. Fauslin Baldonado and son Pedro bought this site in the late 1890’s. The adobe building was a one-room cantina complete with bullet holes in the ceiling. It had a hardened dirt floor, a small adobe fireplace, and a frame room added on the back. It was part of the Spanish community of Valle Redondo (Round Valley) which had been settled by people from northern New Mexico.
Faustin soon returned to his hometown of La Joya along the Rio Grande below Albuquerque. Pedro stayed, married Nancy Roberts in August, 1900 and added several rooms using foot-wide adobe bricks.
When Nancy passed away in 1976, the two had been married for 76 years. Pedro died in 1981 at the age of 104.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on October 1, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.