Near Safford in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Army of the West
Army of the West
Guided by Kit Carson
followed the Gila River from
New Mexico to the occupation
of California in the Mexican
War, thus opening the
southern snowfree route to
the Pacific Coast.
Location. 32° 48.531′ N, 109° 35.108′ W. Marker is near Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 347, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Safford AZ 85546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gila Valley Bank (approx. 2.7 miles away); Solomon (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Gila Valley (was approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Womans Club of Safford (approx. 7.4 miles away); Arizona Bank & Trust Company (approx. 7.6 miles away); Safford City Hall (approx. 7.8 miles away); Graham County Courthouse (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque (approx. 8 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 February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.