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

Picket Post Mountain

 
 
Picket Post Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, July 30, 2011
1. Picket Post Mountain Marker
Inscription. A landmark and lookout point during Indian Wars; site of outpost of Camp Pinal which was located at head of Stoneman Grade to the east. Soldiers protected Pinal City and the Silver King Mine from Apache raiders. It was the home of Col. William Boyce Thompson, mining magnate and founder of the Southwest Arboretum at the foot of the mountain.
 
Erected 1960 by Arizona Development Board.
 
Location. 33° 16.854′ N, 111° 9.27′ W. Marker is in Superior, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on U.S. 60 at milepost 223, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Superior AZ 85173, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Pinal Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); US 60 History Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sonora, Arizona (approx. 11.9 miles away); Dons's Camp (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Picket Post Mountain. A short AzPBS.org YouTube video on Picket Post Mountain. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
The Marker and Picket Post Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
2. The Marker and Picket Post Mountain
The Marker and Picket Post Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
3. The Marker and Picket Post Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona.   2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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