Lake Havasu City in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
British – American Friendship
England and with all Mankind."
Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace
Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace
treaty ending the American Revolution
With American and British flags flying overhead, a Quit Rent Ceremony is reenacted each October under the London Bridge, located since 1971 at the English Village in Lake Havasu City. The ceremony symbolizes London, England's friendship with Lake Havasu City. On this occasion, a Loving Cup is shared, as a symbol of the historic ties between the United States and Great Britain, and the pledge of the continuing friendship between the two cities. The Colorado River now flows beneath the bridge that once spanned the Thames River. The bridge provides a bond between two very different municipalities, the 2000 – year – old English city and Lake Havasu City, established a few decades ago in the American southwest.
Erected 1997 by Havasu Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 28.37′ N, 114° 20.766′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Havasu City AZ 86403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Founders (a few steps from this marker); Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); London Bridge (about 700 feet away); James A. Wheeler Park and Freedom Fountain (approx. half a mile away).
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Notable Events • Notable Places •
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 1,178 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on June 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on October 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.