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Chloride in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway

 
 
Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
1. Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker
Inscription.  Originally built in 1899 as the Arizona and Utah Railway, this short-line reached almost twenty five miles from the siding at McConnico on the Sante Fe to the White Hills. In 1904, a storm washed out much of the route. In 1905, the Sante Fe acquired the right-of-way and created the Western Arizona Railway over the same route. This railroad served the mines in the Chloride area, as well as mines in nearby Eldorado Canyon in Nevada. In 1910 the Western Arizona was completed to Chloride proper, and served the community until 1931. Though it was considered for expansion to bring supplies to the Hoover Dam project, the distance was too far and the railway was abandoned. In cooperation with the Chloride Historical Society, and the people of Chloride, Arizona.
 
Erected 2011 by Lost Dutchman 5917 and Queho Posse 1919, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Chloride Historical Society and the people of Chloride, Az.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
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35° 24.808′ N, 114° 11.926′ W. Marker is in Chloride, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on Elkhart Avenue east of County Highway 125, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chloride AZ 86431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chloride (within shouting distance of this marker); Metcalf Baker - Andrew Judson (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Chloride (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mineral Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cerbat (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
2. Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker
Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
3. Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker
Mark Hall Patton shaking hands at the dedication unveiling of the plaque.
Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek
4. Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway Marker
Start of Dedication Oct 2nd 2011 at 10AM. Speaker is Mark Hall-Patton. As seen on TV program Pawn Stars. Mark is an exceptional historian and gave details no one else could.
Chloride Ghost Town image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
5. Chloride Ghost Town
The Ghost Town Surroundings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
6. The Ghost Town Surroundings
Chloride, Az. Ghost Town image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
7. Chloride, Az. Ghost Town
Traces of Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
8. Traces of Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway
Chloride, Az. Ghost Town image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
9. Chloride, Az. Ghost Town
Gunfight re-enactments are staged regularly.
Chloride, Az. Ghost Town image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
10. Chloride, Az. Ghost Town
Chloride Ghost Town Buildings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 2, 2011
11. Chloride Ghost Town Buildings
Graveyard in Chloride image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, 1
12. Graveyard in Chloride
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,410 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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