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

Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale

1822 - 1893

 
 
Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
1. Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker
Inscription. Pioneer in the path of empire hero of the War with Mexico, lieutenant in United States Navy. Appointed general by the Governor of California. Commanded exploration of wagon route to the Colorado River, with the only camel train in American History 1857 - 1858.
 
Location. 35° 11.399′ N, 114° 3.628′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from Andy Devine Road (Business Interstate 40) near Grandview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in Locomotive Park south of West Beale Street (State Hwy 95). Marker is in this post office area: Kingman AZ 86401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Army (here, next to this marker); Wagon Route (here, next to this marker); Kingman Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Metcalfe Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 (about 700 feet away); Desert Power & Water Co. (about 700 feet away); Hotel Brunswick (approx. 0.4 miles away); A.T. & T. Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingman.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of three markers on this monument.
 
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Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
2. Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker
 Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale. In 1857, President James Buchanan appointed Beale to survey a wagon road from Fort Defiance, New Mexico to the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and California. The survey also incorporated an experiment first proposed by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis four years earlier. To satisfy part of his transportation needs, Beale took 25 camels. (Submitted on April 1, 2010.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, Mexican-American
 
Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
3. Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker
Midshipman Edward Fitzgerald Beale, USN image. Click for full size.
US Naval Historical Center
4. Midshipman Edward Fitzgerald Beale, USN
He destinguished himself carrying dispatches in California in December 1846, during the Mexican War. Engraved portrait published in John C. Fremont: "Memoirs of My Life", Volume I, page 580. Note Midshipman Beale's Mexican style jacket, wide-brimmed hat and the brace of pistols worn on his belt.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on April 1, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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