Near Bumble Bee in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Sunset Point Rest Area
Dedicated to the Engineering Achievement of
—William Clayton LeFebvre, 1890-1964 —
A colorful administrator, he is credited with establishing the basic location of Arizona's billion-dollar Interstate Highway System. He served as State Engineer twice, from 1924 to 1928 and from 1945 to 1951.
He devoted much of his final term to curbing diversion of state highway user revenues to purposes other than road-building. His varied career included that of road-builder, railroad civil engineer, city engineer, county engineer, chief of police, engineer with the Public Works Administration, naval commander in World War II, Phoenix city manager, and Phoenix postmaster.
Dedicated January 1980
Erected 1980 by Arizona State Transportation Board and Arizona Section, American Society of Civil Engineers.
Location. 34° 11.122′ N, 112° 8.079′ W. Marker is near Bumble Bee, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Sunset Point Rest Area, off Interstate 17 near Milepost 252. Marker is in this post office area: Mayer AZ 86333, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mining in Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Cleator, Arizona (approx. 8.6 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.