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

Harrisburg

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
1. Harrisburg Marker
Inscription. Harrisburg was established on this site in 1886 by Captain Charles Harris, and his partner Governor Fredrick Tritle, as a mill town to process ore from the Socorro and other mines in the area. By 1887 two mills were operating here.

The post office was established April 29th, 1887 and discontinued September 29th, 1906. Harrisburg was a ghost town by World War I.
 
Erected by La Paz County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 44.38′ N, 113° 32.513′ W. Marker is near Salome, Arizona, in La Paz County. Marker is on Salome Road 5 miles south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salome AZ 85348, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisburg Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); McMullen Valley 9/11 Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Salome (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
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Harrisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
2. Harrisburg Marker
Harrisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
3. Harrisburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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