Near Lupton in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In Memory of Max Ortega
Erected 1994 by Arizona State Transportation Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 21.186′ N, 109° 3.471′ W. Marker is near Lupton, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 40 at milepost 359. Marker is located at the rest area off I-40 at exit 359. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lupton AZ 86508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One Days Ride to Zuni (a few steps from this marker); Arizona Highways (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuelito Area (approx. 4.3 miles away in New Mexico).
Regarding In Memory of Max Ortega. Max Ortega, after fortuitously saving the life of a railroad man in Lupton, Arizona, was rewarded by the railroad with a chunk of land which he turned into a trading post.
Also see . . . Ortega's Indian Trading Post, AZ. (Submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.