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 22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 34° 8.076′ N, 109° 17.101′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is at the intersection of Apache Street and Supai, 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. Presbyterian & Catholic Churchs (a few steps from this marker); Springerville World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured El Rio Theatre (about 400 feet away); Baldonado Home (about 500 feet away); Becker's Transcontinental Garage (about 500 feet away); Madonna of the Trail (about 500 feet away); James Hale Shooting (about 800 feet away); Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springerville.
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #22 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
Regarding Baca Home. In 1907, Gregorio Baca, born in 1877, bought this house from Gustav and Louise Becker for his bride, Chona Ortega, born in 1885. Both the Bacas and the Ortegas were prominent Spanish families from the area. The families ran extensive herds of cattle and sheep on vast amount of land throughout Concho, St. Johns, Round Valley and the White Mountains. Chona and Gregorio built their flock to over 9,000 head and owned many properties in Springerville.
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 1,789 times since then and 154 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.