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Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Camino Del Diablo

(The Devil's Highway)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
1. El Camino Del Diablo Marker
Inscription. Early day route from Sonora to California over the path taken by Father Eusebio Kino in 1700 when he sought to discover if California was part of the American mainland. The parched desert along this route has claimed hundreds of lives, particularly during the California Gold Rush of 1849.
 
Erected 1967 by Arizona Development Board and Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. 32° 40.049′ N, 114° 24.354′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker is on South Frontage Road near South El Camino Del Diablo, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is 1/4 mile east of South Avenue 13E. Marker is in this post office area: Yuma AZ 85367, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Top Wash Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); Camp Laguna (approx. 11.2 miles away); Site of Mission San Pedro (approx. 12.1 miles away in California).
 
Also see . . .  El Camino Del Diablo from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. El Camino Del Diablo is a historic Spanish colonial trail, originally from Caborca, Sonora to Yuma, Arizona, and on to the Spanish colonies of California. Jesuit Padre Eusebio
El Camino Del Diablo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
2. El Camino Del Diablo Marker
Francisco Kino pioneered the trail from 1699-1701. The most difficult stretch of the trail was the 130-mile stretch from Sonoyta, Sonora to what is now Yuma, Arizona. (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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El Camino Del Diablo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
3. El Camino Del Diablo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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