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Chloride in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chloride

“Oldest Silver Mining Town in Arizona”

 
 
Chloride Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2010
1. Chloride Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1862 with the discovery of silver, Chloride became the first mining town of the Cerbat Mountains. During it's heyday, 1900 to 1920, the population swelled to over 2000 with 75 mines in operation. Chloride was the first incorporated town in Arizona; the home of the state's oldest all-volunteer fire department and the state's oldest continuously operating US Post Office, established in 1871.

Chloride was served by the Butterfield Stage from 1898 to 1919 and the Santa Fe Railroad from 1898 to 1933.

Chloride lives on today with local citizens proud of its history.
 
Erected 1996 by Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 24.795′ N, 114° 11.956′ W. Marker is in Chloride, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in city park on 2nd Street, one block south of Tennessee Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Chloride AZ 86431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway (within shouting
Chloride Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2010
2. Chloride Marker
distance of this marker); Metcalf Baker - Andrew Judson (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chloride (approx. 3.5 miles away); Mineral Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cerbat (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
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Tennessee Avenue, Chloride, AZ image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2010
3. Tennessee Avenue, Chloride, AZ
Chloride Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner, June 7, 2010
4. Chloride Post Office
Chloride Mine Tailings image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 16, 2010
5. Chloride Mine Tailings
The abandoned mine off one of the side streets in the town of Chloride
Chloride Residence image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner, June 7, 2010
6. Chloride Residence
Chloride Bottleneck Tree image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, July 16, 2010
7. Chloride Bottleneck Tree
One of many residences dressed up with "another man's junk". In this case, various colors of old broken bottle necks strung together on wire completely encasing an old tree in front of the residence.
 
 
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 1,264 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   6. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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