Overgaard in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Travel on a Journey Through Time...
Because the station was so close to the cliffs, it was said that "the sun didn't rise til noon and went down about 3:30."
Can you find clues that a ranger station once stood here?
Early rangers were a unique group who came from many backgrounds including prospectors, lumbermen, farmers, cowboys, gunmen, and a sprinkling of professors and newspaper men.
In 1915 Rangers were paid $75 a month and had to own and take care of 2 to 6 horses.
Rangers covered vast roadless areas alone. All work was done on horseback. If a fire broke, a ranger whould grab his axe and saw and head out on his horse to put it out by himself. Phone lines were a constant chore and required frequent repairs. Phone insulators and wire can
Journey Through Time
Erected by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
Location. 34° 24.867′ N, 110° 36.747′ W. Marker is in Overgaard, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Black Canyon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Black Canyon Road can be accessed by Highway 260. Marker is in this post office area: Overgaard AZ 85933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Can You Read the Rocks....? (approx. 1.6 miles away); Imagine Yourself Here Some Nine Hundred Years Ago (approx. 2.7 miles away); How Long Has It Been? (approx. 3.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.