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Near Bisbee in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mule Pass

 
 
Mule Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
1. Mule Pass Marker
Front of obelisk
Inscription.  
Front of obelisk
Road Constructed by
Prison Labor 1913-14

Board of Control
Geo. W.P. Hunt Governor
C. Callaghan Auditor
U.R. Osburn Member
R.E. Sims Supt of Prison
Lamar Orb
State Engineer
Right side of obelisk
Continental Divide
Elev. 6030
Left side of obelisk
Cochise County
Board of Supervisors
A. Hickey Chrmn
WM. Riggs
J. Rock

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 31° 27.515′ N, 109° 56.584′ W. Marker is near Bisbee, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on North Old Divide Road, half a mile east of Arizona Route 80, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the top of the pass, over the tunnel, and not in the tunnel. Old Divide Road is closed east of Mule Pass. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bisbee AZ 85603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Copper Queen Plaza (approx. 2 miles away); Phelps Dodge General Office Building
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Brewery Gulch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bisbee City Fire Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Importance Of Copper Mining (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Lavender Pit (approx. 3 miles away); City of Bisbee Warrior Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Walter Douglas House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bisbee.
 
Regarding Mule Pass. From the discovery of ore until 1958, the only way into Bisbee from the west was going up and over the Mule Mountains by way of Mule Pass. It was rough, rock-strewn and treacherous. The Mule Pass Tunnel built in 1958 gives an easy way in to Bisbee.
 
Mule Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
2. Mule Pass Marker
Right side of obelisk
Mule Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
3. Mule Pass Marker
Left side of obelisk
Mule Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
4. Mule Pass Marker
Mule Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
5. Mule Pass Marker
Mule Pass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
6. Mule Pass
Mule Pass Tunnel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
7. Mule Pass Tunnel
The Mule Pass Tunnel built in 1958 gives an easy way in to Bisbee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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