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

Stage Station and Homestead

 
 
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By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
1. Stage Station and Homestead Marker
Inscription. In 1879 the Southern Pacific Mail and Stage Line Company built a one-room adobe station and mesquite corral. It was a horse changing and water stop on the route from the railroad station at Picacho for passengers going to Florence and beyond. In 1913, rancher Juan Verdugo recorded it as a homestead; in 1917 he added a room and raised the roof. About the same time a ranch school was built to the north. In 1920, the property returned to the State. Later, area ranchers leased the land, using the building as bunkhouses and storage until the late 1980's.
 
Erected by Hohokam Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 49.406′ N, 111° 26.184′ W. Marker is near Eloy, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on North Start Road 1.3 miles west of South Brady Pump Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Note: North Start Road is a primitive, unmaintained, dirt road.. Marker is in this post office area: Eloy AZ 85131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail / Camp 21: El Aquituni (approx. 12.2 miles away); Mormon Battalion Trail
Stage Station and Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
2. Stage Station and Homestead Marker
(approx. 12.4 miles away); Battle at Picacho (approx. 12 miles away); Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers (approx. 12 miles away); Ghost Town of Adamsville (approx. 12.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 13.2 miles away); Those Who Are Gone (approx. 13.4 miles away); Granville H. Oury (approx. 14 miles away).
 
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Stage Station and Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
3. Stage Station and Homestead Marker
Stage Station image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
4. Stage Station
Stage Station image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
5. Stage Station
Inside of Stage Station image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
6. Inside of Stage Station
Ranch School and Stage Station image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
7. Ranch School and Stage Station
Ranch School image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
8. Ranch School
Mesquite Corral image. Click for full size.
By S.D. Casmer, August 27, 2013
9. Mesquite Corral
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 30, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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