Near Lupton in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
One Days Ride to Zuni
The explorers had attempted bringing the Christian religion to the Hopis in Oraibi; 100 miles west of here. Their conversion efforts were not well received; but they were saved from starving by the Hopis. They camped near this location on November 16, 1776 in a snowstorm. They had but one more days ride before reaching the familiar mission in Zuni, New Mexico.
Erected 1976 by Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Bicentennial Commission.
Marker series. This marker Dominguez y Escalante Expedition marker series.
Location. 35° 21.181′ N, 109° 3.474′ W. Marker is near Lupton, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 40 at milepost 359. Touch for map. Marker is located at the rest area off of I-40 at exit 359. Marker is in this post office area: Lupton AZ 86508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Max Ortega (a few steps from this marker).
Also see . . . Dominguez-Escalante Expedition. Desert USA article on the expedition of Escalante and Dominguez. (Submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.