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Cibola in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cibola Arizona

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
1. Cibola Arizona Marker
Inscription.  Gold and silver strikes in the 1860's created growth in the area. It is said Wyatt Earp served as sheriff of Cibola for one year in the 1890's. The town of Cibola formed in 1898 and construction began on a 16 mile canal to bring water from the river to the town. A post office operated here from 1903 to 1933, serving the farms, but the irrigation project failed. Floods were a yearly event until dams were built on the Colorado River. All the remnants of Cibola are now located on nearby private property.
 
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus Southern Alliance, Billy Holcomb 1069, John P Squibob 1853, Lost Dutchman 5917 – 4 and La Paz County Parks. (Marker Number 104.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNatural ResourcesNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 22.533′ N, 114° 39.509′ W. Marker was in Cibola, Arizona, in La
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By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
2. Cibola Arizona Marker
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Paz County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Cibola Road and Baseline Road. Marker is located at the park on the southwest corner of River Road, Cibola Road and Baseline Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cibola AZ 85328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Colorado River Ferries (here, next to this marker); Taylor's Ferry (approx. 5.8 miles away in California); Camp Gaston (approx. 5.9 miles away in California).
 
Regarding Cibola Arizona. William B. Rood of Death Valley '49er fame had a herd of 4,000 cattle to furnish beef to forts, stations, miners and travelers near hear. He drowned while attempting a crossing of the Colorado River in 1870.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
3. Cibola Arizona Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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