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

Walker – Oury House

 
 
Walker – Oury House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 1, 2013
1. Walker – Oury House Marker
Inscription. Originally a Sonoran adobe row house built C. 1877 for John D. Walker friend, agent, and physician to the Pima Indians at Sacaton. This building was used as courtroom and county offices during his terms as justice of the peace, county surveyor and probate judge. Walker was an early investor in the Vekol Mine and wrote the first Pima grammar text. Here Pauline Cushman, noted Union Civil War Spy and actress, wed Jere Freyer. The building was purchased (1886) by Granville Oury, delegate to the Confederate Congress, Arizona territorial legislator and attorney general, district court judge, and delegate to the U.S. Congress.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected by Town of Florence and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 2.155′ N, 111° 23.09′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ruggles Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on East Ruggles Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 255 East Ruggles Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carmen Michea House (a few steps from this marker); Michea House and Lone Star General Store
Walker – Oury House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 1, 2013
2. Walker – Oury House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); La Capilla del Gila (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Jesus Martinez House (about 700 feet away); E. N. Fish & Co. Store (about 800 feet away); Jacob Suter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silver King Florence Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
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Walker – Oury House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 1, 2013
3. Walker – Oury House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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