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

Mormon Battalion Trail

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
1. Mormon Battalion Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Mormon Battalion of the U.S. Army camped here enroute to California December 17, 1846. During the war with Mexico, on the longest infantry march of record, they were first to unfurl the flag of the United States in Tucson.

This marker placed by Aaronic Priesthood, Mesa Third Ward, Maricopa Stake, J.R. Price, President, Charles E. Standage, Chairman.
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Hugh Dana, Bishop • Frank K. Pomeroy, 1st Counselor • Leland Glazier, 2nd counselor • J. Wallace Bond, Clerk • H. Thurber Payne, Asst.

Sons of Battalion
H.A. Brizee • Ed Boil • Dan Judd

(Inscription on skull)
Official marker Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
 
Erected 1937 by This marker placed by Aaronic Priesthood, Mesa third ward, Maricopa Stake, J.R. Price, President, Charles E Standage, Chairman. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places
Mormon Battalion Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ltc Max W. Jamison
2. Mormon Battalion Trail Marker
Mormon Battalion Routes - Release 1.1, copyright Kevin Henson, 2014, kevin@battaliontrek.com
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War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is December 17, 1895.
 
Location. 32° 38.765′ N, 111° 24.008′ W. Marker is in Picacho, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10. Marker is just inside the entrance to Picacho Peak State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Picacho AZ 85141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail / Camp 21: El Aquituni (approx. 1.7 miles away); Red Rock Post Office (approx. 6 miles away); Stage Station and Homestead (approx. 12.4 miles away); In Memory of Tom Mix (approx. 16.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Picacho Peak state park is scheduled to close June 3, 2010.
 
Also see . . .  The Mormon Battalion at Pacheco. A short Arizona Stories-Milestones AzPBS.org YouTube video produced by Arizona State University. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
Mormon Battalion Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
3. Mormon Battalion Trail Marker
Mormon Battalion Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
4. Mormon Battalion Trail Monument
Photo of monument and view north across I-10.
Mormon Battalion Trail Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
August 30, 2020
5. Mormon Battalion Trail Marker reverse
Mormon Battalion Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 4, 2010
6. Mormon Battalion Trail Monument
Reverse of the monument with Picacho Peak in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,183 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on January 27, 2016, by Ltc Max W. Jamison of Lehi, Utah. Photos:   1. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on January 27, 2016, by Ltc Max W. Jamison of Lehi, Utah.   3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on September 18, 2020.   6. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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