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Near Lupton in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

In Memory of Max Ortega

1905-1979

 
 
Max Ortega Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Max Ortega Marker
Inscription.  Life-long resident of this area, son of a pioneer Arizona family, and early tradesman who was friend and neighbor to all.
 
Erected 1994 by Arizona State Transportation Board.
 
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 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. One Days Ride to Zuni (a few steps from this marker).
 
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.)
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
Max Ortega Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Max Ortega Marker
Settlements & Settlers
 
Ortega Trading Post image. Click for full size.
circa 1950's
3. Ortega Trading Post
The Ortega Trading Post was built by Max Ortega in 1946.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 21 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.
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