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Superior in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

US 60 History Trail

 
 
US 60 History Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 6, 2013
1. US 60 History Trail Marker
Inscription.  This historical trail began in 1997 when Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited ( BHP ) donated local mining artifacts from the 120 year old magma mine to the Superior Historical Society, Inc. due to their age and size, it was determined that these artifacts would be displayed in an outdoor environment along with the natural history of the area. The Superior Historical Society worked with BHP, the town of Superior, architects and planners to develop a layout that would preserve the legacy of copper mining in Superior and provide interpretation of their significant mining elements. The purpose of the US 60 Historical Trail is to display four features of early copper mining, which are power generating, hoisting, hauling and processing, in an interactive and educational manner.
Magma Mine 1910 – 1994

 
Erected 2011 by Lost Dutchman 5917+4 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1997.
 
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33° 17.25′ N, 111° 6.378′ W. Marker is in Superior, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on U.S. 60 at milepost 226.3, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located across the street from Los Hermanos Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 836 West US 60, Superior AZ 85173, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Pinal Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); What is the Story Behind the Picketpost House? (approx. 2.7 miles away); Picket Post Mountain (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sonora, Arizona (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
US 60 History Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 6, 2013
2. US 60 History Trail Marker
Superior History Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
3. Superior History Trail Marker
Dedication ceremony with Superior Historical Society members (2 on left), Mayor Michael Hing, (Right) and Dutchman Humbug (President) Harold Bennett.
Mini Museum and Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
4. Mini Museum and Welcome Center.
Superior History Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
5. Superior History Trail
Artifacts 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
6. Artifacts 1
Artifacts 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
7. Artifacts 2
Artifacts 3 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
8. Artifacts 3
Artifacts 4 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
9. Artifacts 4
Superior History Trail Marker Clampers happy with dedication image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Houdek, April 9, 2011
10. Superior History Trail Marker Clampers happy with dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 13, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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