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Safford in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mormon Pioneers’ Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque

July 24, 1997

 
 
Sesquicentennial Plaque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2012
1. Sesquicentennial Plaque Marker
Inscription. This monument commemorates the sesquicentennial celebration (1847 – 1997) of the Mormon pioneers' arrival into the Salt Lake Valley. The following groups are recognized for their contribution to the settlement of this Gila Valley. Native Americans, settlers from Mexico and the eastern United States. And pioneer families sent by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints (Mormons).
 
Location. 32° 50.071′ N, 109° 43.192′ W. Marker is in Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on West Thatcher Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the Chamber of Commerce office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1085 West Thatcher Boulevard, Safford AZ 85546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graham County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safford City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arizona Bank & Trust Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Womans Club of Safford (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gila Valley (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Spencer W. Kimball Childhood Home
Sesquicentennial Plaque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2012
2. Sesquicentennial Plaque Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); First Home of Eastern Arizona College (approx. 4.8 miles away); Solomon (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safford.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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