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

Dons's Camp

 
 
Dons's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, October 27, 1990
1. Dons's Camp Marker
Inscription.  
Presented to
The Dons of Arizona

Dedicated to the preservation of southwestern legend and lore. Each year from this base camp The Don's launch an expedition into the Superstition Mountains in search of the Lost Dutchman Mine.
 
Erected 1990 by Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 33° 23.681′ N, 111° 21.181′ W. Marker is near Apache Junction, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on East Peralta Road, 5.6 miles east of Superstition Freeway (U.S. 60). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gold Canyon AZ 85118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ghost Town of Goldfield (approx. 8.9 miles away); Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop (approx. 8.9 miles away); Goldfield Mining District (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Dutchman’s Inn
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(approx. 9.3 miles away); Superstition Mountain Historical Society (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Goldfield Mining District (approx. 9.4 miles away); Apache Trail (approx. 11.3 miles away); Jacob Von Walzer (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apache Junction.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Plaque Dedication Information
The President of the Chapter at the time of Dedication: Frank 'Credit Card' Houdek NGH#1.
Erected in Clamper Year 5669 as part of Charter Doin's Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted June 5, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.
 
Dons's Camp Marker Re-dedication 20th Anniversary Lost Dutchman ECV image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 17, 2010
2. Dons's Camp Marker Re-dedication 20th Anniversary Lost Dutchman ECV
Dons's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
circa May 24, 2020
3. Dons's Camp Marker
Dons's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
circa May 24, 2020
4. Dons's Camp Marker
Dons's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek
5. Dons's Camp Marker
Charter "Doins" for Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917 ECV
Left: Frank Houdek Founder and 1st President (Humbug)
Right: Dr. Robert Stragnell MD. Co-founder of Lost Dutchman 5917 ECV
Mountain Area at the Camp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 16, 2010
6. Mountain Area at the Camp
Wild Mountain Goats/Sheep in the Area of the Camp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 16, 2010
7. Wild Mountain Goats/Sheep in the Area of the Camp
Wild Ram in the Area of the Camp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 16, 2010
8. Wild Ram in the Area of the Camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,286 times since then and 152 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.   2. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2020.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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