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By Bill Kirchner, August 30, 2011
Anson Smith Marker
Arizona (Mohave County), Boulder City — Anson Smith1860 – 1935
A Memorial Tribute to Anson Smith 1860 - 1935 Editor and Publisher of the Mohave County Miner, acclaimed by President Herbert Hoover for his tireless efforts and support during construction of Boulder Canyon Project and the location of . . . — Map (db m46819) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — 9/11 Arizona Heroes Memorial
In honor of our Arizona fire fighting heroes from Phoenix who went to New York City on September 11, 2001 to aid in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center. Dedicated on Veterans Day — Map (db m29433) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Arizona Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Armed Forces to those who distinguish themselves "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty while . . . — Map (db m29435) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Arizona Veterans Memorial
Dedicated on November 11, 2002 to the servicemen & women from the State of Arizona who lost their lives in all the wars and conflicts of the twentieth century. — Map (db m29342) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park
Commercial steamship transportation on the Colorado River was of great importance from 1852 through 1877. It served the mining communities of Northern Arizona. Cargo was unloaded at Hardyville, 1 ½ miles south of this point, sometimes returning . . . — Map (db m29338) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery
This cemetery remains as the last vestige of the pioneer settlement of Hardyville founded in 1864 by William R Hardy, the town served as an important ferry crossing, steamboat landing, shipping point for area mines and as the Mohave County Seat from . . . — Map (db m29339) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Hardyville Site
William H. Hardy founded Hardyville in 1864. It became Mohave County Seat in 1872. Hardyville remained an important mining, shipping and river crossing center to the turn of the 20th century. Many adobe buildings, erected by Hardy, stood here when . . . — Map (db m33135) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause-freedom and honor-and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every fiber of their . . . — Map (db m29434) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Old Fort Mohave
Western anchor of a military road across Northern Arizona. Near here in 1858 Beale's camel expedition was ferried across the Colorado River on the steamer General Jessup. The fort was abandoned at the start of the Civil War. Was activated again in . . . — Map (db m32207) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Chloride — Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway
Originally built in 1899 as the Arizona and Utah Railway, this short-line reached almost twenty five miles from the siding at McConnico on the Sante Fe to the White Hills. In 1904, a storm washed out much of the route. In 1905, the Sante Fe acquired . . . — Map (db m48288) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Chloride — Chloride"Oldest Silver Mining Town in Arizona"
Founded in 1862 with the discovery of silver, Chloride became the first mining town of the Cerbat Mountains. During it's heyday, 1900 to 1920, the population swelled to over 2000 with 75 mines in operation. Chloride was the first incorporated town . . . — Map (db m31845) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Chloride — Metcalf Baker - Andrew Judson
Metcalf Baker - Andrew Judson Killed by Indians Oct. 13th 1866 — Map (db m52373) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Dolan Springs — White HillsGhost Town of
Eight miles northeast along this road are the ruins of White Hills, once a mining boom town. A six-year wonder, from 1892 to 1898 the mine produced twelve million dollars in gold and silver. The mineral discovery was one of the few credited to an . . . — Map (db m20740) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Hackberry — A Brief History of Hackberry
You are facing southwest. Across 66 and the Santa Fe tracks and Truxton Wash lies the tiny town of Hackberry, which owes its name to the nearby Hackberry Mine, established in the 1870's. The original townsite and mill were way up the hill, adjacent . . . — Map (db m72922) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — A.T. & T. BuildingBuilt 1930
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. A.T.&T. Building Built 1930 A good example of Spanish Colonial Revival style with Federal Modern . . . — Map (db m29395) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad DepotBuilt 1907
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. Atchinson, Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad Depot Built 1907 Kingman's early existence depended upon the . . . — Map (db m29412) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Bonelli HouseBuilt 1916
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. Bonelli House Built 1916 Built by George Bonelli, prominent Kingman citizen, this is an excellent . . . — Map (db m29407) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Camp Beale Springs Arizona
This camp, established March 25, 1871 by Company F, 12th Infantry commanded by Capt. Thomas Bryne, was located at a spring used by Indians for centuries. It was named for Navy Lt. Edward F Beale who established a wagon road along the 35th parallel. . . . — Map (db m29411) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Cerbat
Site of Cerbat third historical Mohave County seat. Three miles from this highway in Cerbat Mountains and in canyon of the same name. It came to existence in 1860's as mining camp, and had mill, smelter, post-office, school, stores and saloons. Only . . . — Map (db m20808) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Charles Metcalfe Park
Dedicated in Memory of Charles Metcalfe 1855-1943 He deeded in perpetuity this land as a park for the use of Kingman youth. Recognized as a civic leader and land developer, He proposed development of Hualapai Mountain Park. He held . . . — Map (db m29362) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — 31805 — Chloride
Four miles east is former mining town of Chloride which was started in 1864 with discovery of few mines. In 1900, it had two thousand population. Fifty or more mines were in operation around Chloride, including Tennessee – Schuykill, large . . . — Map (db m20737) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Desert Power & Water Co.1907-1911
Among largest steam generating plants of its time on Pacific Coast National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m29361) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — El Trovatore Motel
Trovatore is Italian for troubadour or traveler. Developer John E. Miller built the Nevada Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada which was later named Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards). He moved to Kingman, Arizona in 1935 after Hoover Dam was completed, . . . — Map (db m68934) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Elks Lodge No. 468Built 1903 to 1904 — modified 1913
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Elks Lodge No.468 Built 1903 to 1904; modified 1913 The oldest lodge building in Kingman, this 1903-4 . . . — Map (db m29405) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Ha' Qa' Muwe:(Ancestral Home of the Hualapai)
In Memory of Our Hualapai Ancestors Who Fought Against Cultural Genocide With Bravery and Foresight They Sacrificed Their Lives So The Hualapai People's Survival May Continue Today And Forever… This location was a . . . — Map (db m36013) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Hotel Brunswick
Constructed in 1909, Hotel Brunswick was built by prominent businessmen, John Mulligan and J. W. Thompson. Kingman's first three story building, constructed of local quarried tufa stone, featured 50 cowboy rooms with shared bath facilities, a dining . . . — Map (db m29425) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Kingman Veteran's Memorial
In eternal memory of all Veterans of Kingman Past, Present and Future May your deeds and service never be forgotten or taken for granted. With the sincerest of appreciation to the following, who made this memorial a reality: . . . — Map (db m29359) WM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Lewis Kingman Park
Dedicated to Lewis Kingman, born North Bridgewater, Mass., 1845, died Mexico City, 1912. A civil engineer who pioneered railroad location and construction in the western United States and Mexico. During 1886-87 he supervised the . . . — Map (db m29424) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Little Red SchoolhouseBuilt 1896
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. Little Red Schoolhouse Built 1896 Noteworthy for its age and integrity, the "Little Red Schoolhouse" is . . . — Map (db m29422) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale1822 - 1893
Pioneer in the path of empire hero of the War with Mexico, lieutenant in United States Navy. Appointed general by the Governor of California. Commanded exploration of wagon route to the Colorado River, with the only camel train in American History . . . — Map (db m32208) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Mineral Park
Five miles northeast is site of Mineral Park mining town, county seat in 1873 – 1887 with courthouse and jail; stores, hotels, saloons, shops, doctor, lawyer, assay offices, and two stagecoach stations; all lined up few streets. It is now . . . — Map (db m20809) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Mohave Center Plaza of Valor
"O Lord, thou givest us everything at the price of an effort." Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519 We remember those who gave their lives in the Holocaust of July 5, 1973, in Kingman John O. Campbell • Allan Hanson • Christopher G . . . — Map (db m29421) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Mohave County CourthouseBuilt 1915
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Mohave County Courthouse Built 1915 Built of locally quarried tufa stone, the Mohave County Courthouse has . . . — Map (db m29401) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Mohave County JailBuilt 1910
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Mohave County Jail Built 1910 Noteworthy as one of the first cast-in-place concrete structures in . . . — Map (db m29404) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759
Presented to the city of Kingman as an historical monument in 1967 by the Santa Fe Railway Company. This "Mountain Type" coal-burning steam locomotive was built in 1927 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was rebuilt and converted to oil fuel . . . — Map (db m29360) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — St. John's United Methodist ChurchBuilt 1917
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior St. John’s United Methodist Church Built 1917 Constructed of locally quarried tufa stone, this is the . . . — Map (db m29408) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — St. Mary's Catholic ChurchBuilt 1906-1907
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior St. Mary’s Catholic Church Built 1906 – 1907 Constructed of locally quarried tufa stone, this . . . — Map (db m29397) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — U. S. Post OfficeBuilt 1935
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. U.S. Post Office Built 1935 A monument to massive federal building programs during the 1930's, . . . — Map (db m29409) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — United States Army
Established Camp Beale's Springs about one mile north, March 25, 1871. For the protection of settlers and travelers on northern route. Served as Hualapais Indian Agency. Military Camp abandoned April 6, 1874. — Map (db m29358) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Wagon Route
Surveyed by Lt. Edward F. Beale 1857 - 1858. Followed by railroad survey, 1858 – 1859. Route of Atlantic and Pacific Railroad built across Arizona 1882 – 1883. Tracks reached Kingman, spring, 1883. U. S. Highway 66 closely follows . . . — Map (db m29357) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — White Hills
Formerly known as Indian Secret Mining District or Silverado, the White Hills Mining Camp started in the 1890's. The mines were rich producers of silver, especially horn silver, also called chloride silver. This large community was devastated by a . . . — Map (db m31880) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — World War I Memorial
In Memory of The men and women Of Mohave County Who served in the World War 1917-1918 — Map (db m29398) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — British – American Friendship
"We are now friends with England and with all Mankind." Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace treaty ending the American Revolution September 1783 With American and . . . — Map (db m31843) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — City FoundersLake Havasu City, Arizona
Robert P. McCulloch, Sr, Founder and C.V. Wood, Jr., Master Planner London Bridge was purchased from the city of London on April 18, 1968 for $2,460,000.00. It took three years and another $4,500,000.00 to transport and build the bridge. The . . . — Map (db m31841) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — James A. Wheeler Park and Freedom FountainDecember 15, 1965
Dedicated to Captain James A. Wheeler, United States Air Force, Tucson, Arizona, and all members of the armed services who have given their lives in the maintenance of freedom. Captain Wheeler was killed in combat April 18, 1965, over South Viet . . . — Map (db m31839) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — London Bridge
Opened By The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor Of London Alderman Sir Peter Studd G.B.E.M.A.D.Sc. In The Presence Of The Honorable Jack Williams Governor Of Arizona October 10, 1971 Robert P. McCulloch Sr          C.V. Wood Jr. . . . — Map (db m4328) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.
[Upper Plaque]: In grateful memory Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Whose purchase of London Bridge in 1968 saved it for the enjoyment and use of posterity [Lower Plaque]: October 10, 1981 on this 150th Anniversary . . . — Map (db m6974) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Littlefield — 121 — The Old Spanish Trail1829 - 1848
The Old Spanish Trail, the main trade route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles, passed this way beginning in 1829. At the end of the Mexican-American War this portion of the route evolved into what was variously known as the Salt Lake Road, the Mormon . . . — Map (db m78535) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Mohave Valley — Oatman
Fifteen miles east in the Black Mountains, is the historic Oatman mining district. Many original buildings still exist in the ghost town site. The Tom Reed United Eastern Gold Road and other mines produced more than thirty million dollars of gold . . . — Map (db m31903) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — Arizona Hotel
You are standing on the site of what used to be the ARIZONA HOTEL. In 1915, it was one of seven hotels that existed in Oatman during the early years. The hotel had 45 rooms and numerous baths. It had concrete fire walls and two separate water mains . . . — Map (db m114809) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — Durlin Hotel
This property had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m119948) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — Gold Road Mine
In 1900 Jose Jerez discovered gold here in a chunk of quartz. It was assayed out 40 ounces to the ton! The claim was resold for $275,000. By 1907 the mine milled 140,625 ounces of gold worth $2,250,000. Addwest Minerals acquired the mine . . . — Map (db m50762) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — OatmanGold Mining Town
Named for a migrating pioneer family attacked and killed by Indians near Gila Bend, Arizona, in 1851. Some fifty mines operated in the Oatman area. From its beginning in 1904 and through 1931, the Oatman district produced $36,000,000 in ore. . . . — Map (db m29464) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — OatmanArizona Territory — "The Ghost Town that refuses to die!"
World War I was funded partially by the gold out of these mountains in 1912. Oatman boomed from 1910 to the 1920's. Upwards to 8,000 people lived here. Gold mines were closed about 1942. Mines were needed to mine copper for World War II. Blue Ridge . . . — Map (db m119942) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — 80 — Oatman Arizona and its Burros
Oatman was founded around 1906 as part of Arizona's richest gold mining area. Oatman was reborn in the late 1960's and early 1970's as a tourist town. The main attraction was the wild burro herd. The burros roaming the Oatman area are descendants of . . . — Map (db m78570) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — Oatman Drug and Health Club
This property has been placed on the National Registry of Historic places of the U.S. Dept. of Interior. (Formally Oatman Drug and Health Club) — Map (db m29465) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — Oatman, ArizonaElevation 2700 Feet
Oatman was founded about 1908. By 1931, the area's mines had produced over 1.8 million ounces of gold. By the mid 1930's, the boom was over and in 1942 the last remaining mines were closed as nonessential to the war effort. Burros first . . . — Map (db m18964) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Oatman — Oatman, ArizonaElevation 2700 Feet
Oatman was founded about 1908. By 1931, the area's mines had produced over 1.8 million ounces of gold. By the mid 1930's, the boom was over and in 1942 the last remaining mines were closed as nonessential to the war effort.

Burros first came . . . — Map (db m114819) HM

Arizona (Mohave County), Peach Springs — Dallas Quasula Sr.October 28, 1932 - August 27, 2010
These grounds belong in spirit and enthusiasm to Dallas Quasula Sr., a member of the Hualapai tribe. Dallas, a tribal councilman and elder, was also a highly regarded citizen of the county and graduate of Seligman High School. Dallas served . . . — Map (db m119933) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Peach Springs — Guano Point
During the 1930'2 a boater passing through the Canyon discovered a cave which later was found to be rich with "Guano", bat droppings. This material was rich with nitrogen and very useful as fertilizer. The U.S. Guano Corporation had purchased the . . . — Map (db m99266) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Peach Springs — Historic John Osterman Gas Station
This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 2012. The John Osterman Gas Station was one of several privately-owned and operated businesses in the town of Peach Springs during the 1920's through the 1950's. . . . — Map (db m58605) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Peach Springs — Historic Peach Springs Trading Post
This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 2003. The Historic Peach Springs Trading Post, in downtown Peach Springs circa 1932, was an important commercial enterprise for Peach Springs citizens and . . . — Map (db m58607) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Temple Bar Marina — Taming the Colorado
You are looking into Black Canyon and a narrow, river-like portion of Lake Mohave. To your left, about 59 miles downstream, is Davis Dam. To your right, 11 miles upstream, is Hoover Dam. The U.S. Government built the dams to tame the periodic . . . — Map (db m111185) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Wikieup — Big Sandy Valley
First exploration probably by early Spanish explorers, Espejo in 1582 and Farfan in 1589. Explored later by Lt. Amiel W. Whipple in 1854. Important agriculture, mining, milling, and smelting area in our early days. The McCrackin Mine discovered by . . . — Map (db m68947) HM

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