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Historical Markers in Yavapai County, Arizona

 
Clickable Map of Yavapai County, Arizona and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Yavapai County, AZ (148) Coconino County, AZ (223) Gila County, AZ (41) La Paz County, AZ (33) Maricopa County, AZ (213) Mohave County, AZ (100)  YavapaiCounty(148) Yavapai County (148)  CoconinoCounty(223) Coconino County (223)  GilaCounty(41) Gila County (41)  LaPazCounty(33) La Paz County (33)  MaricopaCounty(213) Maricopa County (213)  MohaveCounty(100) Mohave County (100)
Prescott is the county seat for Yavapai County
Adjacent to Yavapai County, Arizona
      Coconino County (223)  
      Gila County (41)  
      La Paz County (33)  
      Maricopa County (213)  
      Mohave County (100)  
 
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1Arizona, Yavapai County, Ash Fork — “The Famous Esclante Hotel”
On Lewis Avenue (Business Route 40) at 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Lewis Avenue.
The hotel opened March 1, 1907, and was built of steel and concrete in the Mission Style of Spanish architecture. The hotel covered a space of 420’ X 200’. Cost was approximately $115,000. On the ground floor of the structure was the lunch room . . . Map (db m33499) HM
2Arizona, Yavapai County, Ash Fork — Ash ForkFounded 1882
On Lewis Avenue (Business Route 40) at 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Lewis Avenue.
Ash Fork is located near the 35th Parallel where, in the 1850's the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers began surveying a future railroad route. Camels were imported and used as beasts of burden, adding to the colorful history of the region. A . . . Map (db m33442) HM
3Arizona, Yavapai County, Ash Fork — Ash Fork Maintenance Camp #1
Near West Old Route 66.
Built circa 1926-27 by the Arizona Department of Transportation This building constructed of Moenkopi Sandstone, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ash Fork Camp location was selected because it is a . . . Map (db m33443) HM
4Arizona, Yavapai County, Ash Fork — Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66”
On Lewis Avenue (Business Route 40) at 5th Street when traveling west on Lewis Avenue.
Ashfork, Arizona Founded 1882 The Coming of Route “66” 1926 Ash Fork was a junction point of the Old Trails (Route 66) and the Grand Canyon – Nogales Highways (US 89), leading to the southern sections of the state. . . . Map (db m33502) HM
5Arizona, Yavapai County, Bagdad — Bagdad Copper Mine
On Main Street (State Highway 96E) 4.5 miles north of State Highway 97N, on the right when traveling north.
Cypress Copper ― Bagdad Corporation In memory of WJ. Pace and J.M. Murphy Who filed the Bagdad claim January 1, 1882; John Lawler who patented the claim in 1889; and the Lincoln family who developed the mine.Map (db m31552) HM
6Arizona, Yavapai County, Bumble Bee — Mining in Arizona
Mining was the lure that opened Arizona to Anglo-American settlement and, subsequently, led to its statehood. However, Arizona mining began with the Spanish discovery of the rich Planchas de Plata silver deposits just west of Nogales in 1736. In . . . Map (db m40777) HM
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7Arizona, Yavapai County, Bumble Bee — The Sunset Point Rest AreaDedicated to the Engineering Achievement of — William Clayton LeFebvre, 1890-1964 —
A colorful administrator, he is credited with establishing the basic location of Arizona's billion-dollar Interstate Highway System. He served as State Engineer twice, from 1924 to 1928 and from 1945 to 1951. He devoted much of his final term to . . . Map (db m40780) HM
8Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail
Near East Hollamon Street, 0.3 miles North Montezuma Well Road (Arizona Route 260).
The Crook Road begins at this point with the first in a series of mile markers across the Mogollon Rim segment of the military supply trail connecting Forts Whipple, Verde and Apache. Reconnoitered in 1871 by General George Crook with a . . . Map (db m28561) HM
9Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Camp Verde
On General Crook Trail (South Access Road), 0.2 miles east of Interstate 17 Exit 285, on the right when traveling east.
The oldest settlement in the Verde Valley. Site of historic Fort Verde. The first settlers came into the valley in February, 1865, followed by the military in August, 1865. Original military and historic buildings still stand.Map (db m40814) HM
10Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Flagpole & Administration BuildingFort Verde, Arizona Territory
Near E Hollamon Street when traveling north.
Fort Verde’s flagpole was designed like a ship’s mast, just like many other military fort flagpoles that were built in the 19th century. This design supports an upper and lower timber, which allows for the use of shorter logs. Often a single tree . . . Map (db m159103) HM
11Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Fort Verde State Historic ParkThe West As It Really Was!
On Hollamon Street, on the right when traveling east.
The Mythology of a Western Fort Fort Verde is typical of western forts built in the 1870's and 1880's but our vision of forts comes from movies. Log stockades with towers and John Wayne fearlessly firing his rifle at attacking Indians. The . . . Map (db m40815) HM
12Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Officers’ RowFort Verde, Arizona Territory
On E Hollamon Street, on the right when traveling east.
The Civil War has ended, the country opens up for expansion in the West, and conflicts of a different nature face the L.L.S. Military. The Indian Wars of the 1870s-1880s brought soldiers to Arizona to protect the settlers and brought challenges to . . . Map (db m159088) HM
13Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape
On North Montezuma Castle Highway, 2 miles north of West Highway 260 & South Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Upper Plaque: Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Lower Plaque: Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 2000. Pecan Lane played a significant part in the . . . Map (db m27855) HM
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14Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Site of Married Officers' QuartersFort Verde, Arizona Territory
Near E Hollamon Street when traveling north.
There were two married officers’ quarters built at Fort Verde in 1871, both designed in the Mansard style. The style “disguises” the second floor by extending the line of the roof down. It was a popular style from the 1850s through the . . . Map (db m159091) HM
15Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Site of Married Officers’ QuartersFort Verde, Arizona Territory
Near E Hollamon St when traveling north.
The foundation before you is from one of two Married Officers Quarters. This two-story building was architecturally identical to the Commanding Officers Quarters, but with a reversed floor plan. After the U.S. Army abandoned the fort, the . . . Map (db m159101) HM
16Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Surgeon’s Quarters
Near E Hollamon Street when traveling north.
Each permanent military command was required to have a physician. The Post Surgeon was allowed these rather spacious accommodations because patients were treated and surgery was performed here. The Post Hospital was located at the northeast . . . Map (db m159092) HM
17Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873
Near East Holloman Street, 0.2 miles north of Arizona Route 260.
The following named individuals were assigned, either permanently or temporarily, to Camp Verde, Arizona Territory. While stationed here their personal action in combat was above and beyond the call of duty, earning them the nation's highest . . . Map (db m28593) HM
18Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Wales Arnold
On South Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of Wales Arnold. Co. E, 5th Cal. Vol. Inft.: Scout in Apache Wars: Post trader at Camp Verde: Pioneer farmer in Verde Valley: and of his wife, the beloved ”Aunty Arnold” of all the Verde.Map (db m100022) HM
19Arizona, Yavapai County, Chino Valley — Del Rio Springs
On Arizona Route 89 at milepost 333, on the right when traveling north.
Site of original Camp Whipple established December 1863 From January 22 to May 18, 1864 the offices of the Territorial Government of Arizona were operated from tents and log cabins here, before being moved to Prescott the first permanent . . . Map (db m33444) HM
20Arizona, Yavapai County, Clarkdale — Clark Memorial ClubhousePlaced on the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1982
Near North Ninth Street north of Main Street.
Clarkdale was planned, owned and developed by William A. Clark of Montana, owner of the United Verde Copper Company on Cleopatra Hill in Jerome. In 1911 Clark decided to change from the extraction process of mining to an "open pit" method. Because . . . Map (db m33200) HM
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21Arizona, Yavapai County, Clarkdale — United Verde Copper Company Smelter
On 1st N Street at North 9th Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st N Street.
The U.V.C.C. Clarkdale smelter was built through the vision of William A. Clark, owner of the United Verde Mine in Jerome. The Smelter was constructed between 1912-1915 to replace the outdated Jerome smelter. On May 26, 1915 the first furnace . . . Map (db m33199) HM
22Arizona, Yavapai County, Congress — Congress, Arizona
On Santa Fe Road, on the right when traveling south.
In 1863 Pauline Weaver and Abraham Peeples came from California to find gold. They found gold and the rush was on. In 1887 The Congress mine was formed and the town had a name. On March 14, 1895 the railroad came. Congress was booming. In 1910, . . . Map (db m59977) HM
23Arizona, Yavapai County, Congress — In Memory of Charles Churchill Small
On U.S. 89 at milepost 274, on the left when traveling south.
Erected in Memory of Charles Churchill Small Member American Society of Civil Engineers 1874 [ Relief of Charles Small ] 1932 Father of Arizona HighwaysMap (db m29470) HM
24Arizona, Yavapai County, Dewey — Historic Site of Orchard RanchHome of Sharlot Mabridth Hall — (1870-1943) —
Near Windmill Drive near State Route 69.
In 1890 James and Adeline Hall purchased 130 acres here above the junction of the Agua Fria River and Lynx Creek. The Halls named their homestead "Orchard Ranch" and, with the help of their children, Sharlot and Ted, produced apples and beef. . . . Map (db m33059) HM
25Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Bartlett Hotel
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A) at First Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
Before the Bartlett Hotel, the Grandview Hotel, a wooden structure built in 1895 stood here as the first two-story building in Jerome. It had rooms for dances, dining and sleeping. In 1898 the structure was destroyed by fire. The Bartlett Hotel was . . . Map (db m33166) HM
26Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Historic Audrey Shaft HeadframeLittle Daisy Mine
On State Park Road, on the left when traveling east.
Largest wooden headframe still standing in Arizona, it was completed in 1918 to haul ore up from mine. Shaft is 1900 feet deep, concrete lined with cross tunnels every 100 feet to Edith shaft. Edith shaft headframe was completed in 1915 to haul men . . . Map (db m108834) HM
27Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Hotel Connor
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A) at Jerome Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
This native stone and brick building was built in 1898. David Connor, proprietor, was an Irish-American who originally owned the Stone Saloon on the site of this hotel. In 1897 he added the second floor and called his building the Hotel Connor. . . . Map (db m33155) HM
28Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Husband's Alley
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the left when traveling east.
With Jerome's rough and tumble early days came the red-light district and prostitutes. Much of the red-light district was located on Hull Avenue, the road below Main Street. In 1913, reformers helped pass an ordinance restricting houses of ill fame . . . Map (db m33154) HM
29Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jennie's Place
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the left when traveling east.
This building was originally a brothel known as Jennie's Place. It was built in 1898 by Legendary Madam Belgian Jennie Bauters, who came to Jerome from Belgium in 1896. This was her third building on this site. The first burned down in 1897. . . . Map (db m33152) HM
30Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome Blast Furnace
On Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
This is one of the two old furnaces found in place on The Hampton Lode, United Verde Copper Company Mines, at Jerome Arizona on March 5, 1888 when I first visited the property. I started operation on this furnace and also the other one on May 22, . . . Map (db m33147) HM
31Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome Town Hall
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east.
The original Jerome Town Hall was built in the late 1800s. The town quickly outgrew the small space and by 1929 a bond had passed to enlarge the old brick building. New construction was to be of concrete. In addition to enlarging town hall, a police . . . Map (db m33145) HM
32Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome, ArizonaToo Strong to Die
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east.
The first mining claims were filed in 1876, within 20 years Jerome was a billion dollar copper mecca and one of the wildest, wickedest mining towns in the west. Drinking, gambling, brawls and frolicking with ladies of the night occurred . . . Map (db m33149) HM
33Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome, ArizonaIncorporated March 8, 1899
On Hampshire Ave. (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east.
Jerome is perched on the side of Cleapatra Hill over rich ore deposits. In 1876, mining claims and a mill were located near the town. These claims were purchased in 1882 by the United Verde Company, and the tent camp was named Jerome after Eugene . . . Map (db m108878) HM
34Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
Near Hull Avenue near Diaz Street, on the right when traveling north.
Back in 1905, the town jail was in the basement of what was then the Tony Kauzlarich House below the Dicus and Wagner Garage. Louis St. James was the magistrate and conservator of the peace. What is believed to be Jerome's 3rd jail was located . . . Map (db m71963) HM
35Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Laura Williams Memorial Park
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east.
Laura Williams owned the antique museum which housed numerous artifacts from Jerome. Laura was one of the founding members of the Jerome Historical Society and served as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1953-1974. She was an employee of Newmont . . . Map (db m33189) HM
36Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Main Street Primary School
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A) at Verde Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
You are standing at the second story entrance to what once was a three story primary school. The land was purchased, a bond was passed and construction began in 1913. It opened May 29, 1914 to graduate 3 seniors: Francis Lyons, Gertrude Rothermel . . . Map (db m33191) HM
37Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A) at Jerome Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
The mine museum, one of Jerome's oldest commercial buildings, was purchased by J.S. Hoover and A.C. Cordiner from G.A. Stoney in 1896. The building was destroyed in a fire in 1898. An architect from Los Angles built the present building with steel . . . Map (db m33157) HM
38Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — New State Motor Building
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the left when traveling east.
The New State Motor Company building was built of concrete in 1918 under the ownership of Dan Shea. A car dealership and show room were located upstairs and a garage downstairs. Inside the building an elevator delivered cars to the lower floor. A . . . Map (db m33151) HM
39Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Paul and Jerry's Saloon
On Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
This saloon was built in 1899 to replace the original structure that was destroyed by fire. It operated as the Senate Saloon with a Chinese restaurant downstairs. It soon became the largest gambling establishment in the southwest. During prohibition . . . Map (db m33164) HM
40Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Reese and Amster Garage
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east.
This one-half story wood frame structure with corrugated sheet metal was built in the 1920's. It was the Reese and Amster White Garage and Machine Shop. Vehicles sold by Reese and Amster included the Chrysler 50, 60 and 70 and the Maxwell Car, which . . . Map (db m33150) HM
41Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Rocket Shovel and Dragline
On Hampshire Avenue (Arizona Route A89).
This piece of equipment was the first successful mining device to replace human labor in removing the rubble from underground hard rock-blasting. The Model 12B, which weighs 4,200 pounds and requires 60 to 125 pounds-per-square-inch air pressure, . . . Map (db m122889) HM
42Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Sullivan Apartments
On Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east.
Built in 1917, the first floor of this four-story apartment, housed the Independent Meat Company. A passage was built from the cooler of the meat company up to the apartments to allow cool air to pass into them. Originally there were nine . . . Map (db m33190) HM
43Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Arizona RepublicMarch 27, 1962 — Fifty-Year-Old Vehicles Displayed in Jerome —
On Hampshire Avenue (Arizona Route 89A) east of Douglas Road, on the left when traveling east.
Two electric locomotives and one ore car recently were put on display on Main Street. The locomotives, "motors" to the miners, and the ore car are 36-inch gauge, the same size track used by the narrow gauge railroad that traveled between Jerome . . . Map (db m157600) HM
44Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Audrey Shaft and UVX Operations
On State Park Road, on the left when traveling east.
State-of-the-art Audrey shaft and headframe was the largest facility of its kind built by the United Verde Extension (UVX) Company during its years of operation. The shaft was constructed in 1918 only after the location of an extraordinarily rich . . . Map (db m108833) HM
45Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Childs-Irving Project - Construction Challenges
On Douglas Road (AKA State Parks Road, on the left when traveling west.
Fossil Creek and its springs provided an ideal power source for a hydroelectric power plant. The springs gushed a constant water flow of over one million gallons an hour, and the terrain of the creek allowed for a drop of 160 feet in the less than . . . Map (db m122896) HM
46Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Childs-Irving Project-Hydroelectric Project
On N. Jerome State Mine Museum Road, on the left when traveling west.
In 1900 rancher Lew Turner filed a claim for the waters of Fossil Creek; a year later, he filed a claim to the spring and headwaters that fed it. Among the possible uses he listed was the production of electric power. With a constant flow of over a . . . Map (db m122899) HM
47Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Gibson Market
On Hampshire Avenue near Upper Gulch Road, on the right when traveling east.
The Gibson Market was originally built as a grocery store with an above apartment in 1917 by James and Ethel Hamilton. After Ethel's husband died in the flu epidemic of 1918, she was the sole proprietor until 1929. In 1919, Ethel married Myron L. . . . Map (db m33192) HM
48Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Irving Turbine and Generator
On N. Jerome State Mine Museums Road, on the left when traveling west.
In 1941, with the new United Verde Smelter in Clarkdale coming on line, the demand for power in Yavapai County was more than the Childs generating station, built in 1909, could handle. The Arizona Power Company (TAPCO) and the United Verde Copper . . . Map (db m122897) HM
49Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Saloon
On Main Street (U.S. 89A), on the left when traveling east.
In 1896, one of the first wooden structures built in Jerome occupied this site and was known as "The Saloon". The Saloon building survived two years before succumbing to fire, which destroyed most of Jerome in 1898. The structure was rebuilt only to . . . Map (db m33165) HM
50Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Svob Family
On Queen Street, on the left when traveling south.
Jerome, Arizona, 1906. Ignac and Mary Svob, Croatian immigrants, arrive in town with their infant daughter, and begin a family that would become well known in Jerome for their strong work ethic, love of family, and sense of loyalty. Left to . . . Map (db m132966) HM
51Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Whitten Printers
On Jerome Avenue at Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the left when traveling south on Jerome Avenue.
Carl E.C. Whitten, graduate of Jerome High School and son of immigrant parents, worked for the Prescott Evening Courier before moving back to Jerome in 1927. Carl purchased the Verde Copper News which began in Jerome in 1917. He purchased the . . . Map (db m33163) HM
52Arizona, Yavapai County, Kirkland — Kirkland Bar and SteakhouseKirkland, Arizona
On Skull Valley - Kirkland Road, 0.1 miles north of Kirkland Road, on the right when traveling north.
In the late 1800's, Thomas Earnhart erected the Kirkland Store on the site of today's Kirkland Bar and Steakhouse. In the early 1900's, Louis Haselfeld assumed ownership and opened the Haselfeld Store. The original wood frame building burned in . . . Map (db m33046) HM
53Arizona, Yavapai County, Kirkland — Malvina Lode ClaimMineral Survey No. 4158
On Arizona Route 89 at milepost 295, on the right when traveling north.
Site of Assay Office and way stop on road to PrescottMap (db m33043) HM
54Arizona, Yavapai County, Lake Montezuma — Historic Bell Trail
Near Nf618A east of Forest Road 618.
In 1932, Charles Bell constructed this trail through the rugged canyon of Wet Beater Creek. It was, and still is, used to move cattle up and down the Mogollon Rim. Bell Trail is six miles to the edge of the Rim and climbs a rocky 1200 feet in the . . . Map (db m187583) HM
55Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — Lifeline / Prehistoric Produce
Lifeline Beaver Creek has always been a major focus of life in the Verde Valley. Prehistoric Sinagua farmers constructed Montezuma Castle and other structures near the creek. They dug ditches to carry creek water to irrigate the fields of . . . Map (db m40868) HM
56Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — Macaw Pen Stone?
Could This Stone Be The Opening to a Macaw Pen? Where Did This Stone Come From? Who Used It? Why Is This Stone at Montezuma Castle? Did the Ancient Sinaguans Possibly Raise Macaws Here? In the 15th century, near modern-day Casa . . . Map (db m40895) HM
57Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — The Community
A farming community of perhaps 200 people prospered here for more than three centuries. The Castle was home to 35 or so of these people. Archeologists suggest they may have fled what is today the Flagstaff area due to overpopulation around A.D. . . . Map (db m40840) HM
58Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — The Neighborhood / Mysterious Departures
The Neighborhood You can see Montezuma Castle and Castle A from here. If you look closely at the Cliffside, you might spot other ledges and caves used by the Sinagua. The Sinagua people who made their homes here may have been a . . . Map (db m40869) HM
59Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — The People Next Door
Here’s another “castle” – this one called “A” by the archeologists who excavated it in the 1930s. Like neighboring Montezuma Castle, Castle A was occupied by Sinagua farmers between A.D. 1200 and 1450. However, with . . . Map (db m40863) HM
60Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — The Way Up / Construction Sequence
The Way Up How in the world do you build a structure large enough to house 35 people high up on a steep canyon wall? Sound impossible? Here’s how Montezuma Castle’s ingenious Sinagua farmers managed it.
Construction . . . Map (db m40860) HM
61Arizona, Yavapai County, Montezuma Castle National Monument — Welcome to The Castle
Pause a few moments to enjoy this view of Montezuma Castle. Don't you suppose it must have stopped the settlers and soldiers who first saw the cliff-dwelling over a century ago? The odd name came from a mistaken belief that the cliff-dwelling . . . Map (db m40819) HM
62Arizona, Yavapai County, Oak Creek — Beaver Head Stage Station
Near Arizona Route 179 at milepost 301.6.
Built 1876, Abandoned 1882 Prescott Santa Fe Stage Line Distance 507 miles Division point between Pine Springs N.E. & Prescott S.W. Road built before 1866 used by military, emigrants & mail. Only road to Verde Valley until 1870. . . . Map (db m94810) HM
63Arizona, Yavapai County, Peach Springs — Grand Canyon Caverns, Peach Springs, ArizonaRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
On Grand Canyon Caverns Road, on the right when traveling west.
An Arizona natural wonder in continuous operation since 1927. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m194739) HM
64Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Arizona Pioneers' Home
Near South McCormick Street.
Territory of Arizona MCMX ― MCMXI Home for Aged and Infirm Arizona Pioneers Established by act of the Twenty-Fifth Legislature under the administration of Governor Joseph H. Kibbey. Erected under the direction of the Board . . . Map (db m33047) HM
65Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — 8 — Arizona Pioneers' Home
Near McCormick Street.
To those responsible for the Arizona Pioneers' Home A. J. Doran Introduced enabling legislation - 1907 Supervised construction - 1910 First Superintendent – 1911 George D. Morris Reintroduced Successful enabling . . . Map (db m32903) HM
66Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Bashford Block
On Gurley Street (Arizona Route 89) west of Cortez Street, on the right when traveling west.
Originally this was the site of A.G. Dunn's Butcher Shop, which provided fresh locally grown beef from Dunn's ranch. This was followed by Hubbard's drug store which was later owned by W.W.Ross. The drug store was purchased by Harry Brisley in 1899. . . . Map (db m20292) HM
67Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Bashford Burmister Company
On Gurley Street.
Coles Bashford arrived in Prescott in 1864 and was the first President of the Territorial Legislature. In 1874, Coles, his brother Levi, and son William formed a partnership with Robert Burmister. The Bashford-Burmister Company became one of the . . . Map (db m18806) HM
68Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Bicentennial Tree
On S. Cortez Street.
The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association jointly recognize this significant tree in this bicentennial year as having lived here during the American Revolutionary Period. 1776 1976. [Added brass . . . Map (db m18861) HM
69Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Citizens Cemetery
On East Sheldon Street.
Citizens Cemetery was founded in early June 1864 with the burial of Colorado legislator Joel Woods. Established on public land east of Prescott and southwest of Fort Whipple, the cemetery has been known at various times as “Town . . . Map (db m21668) HM
70Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — City Jail and Firehouse
On West Goodwin Street west of South Cortez Street, on the right when traveling east.
This Romanesque/Classical Revival building was constructed in 1895 and served as both a fire station (on the first floor) and the City jail (on the second). It is one of the two buildings facing the Courthouse Plaza that survived the fire of 1900. . . . Map (db m33090) HM
71Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — City Park and Ballfield
On Gurley Street (Arizona Route 89) at Washington Street., on the right on Gurley Street.
Since 1908, the area of Prescott now known as Ken Lindley Field has been used as a public park and ballfield. The land was deeded to the City of Prescott by Charles T. and Ada M. Joslin in 1922. As Mrs. Joslin requested, the City later . . . Map (db m21161) HM
72Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Grace M. Sparkes1893 – 1963
Near East Gurley Street east of North Arizona Avenue.
There was a time when progress in Yavapai County was spelled S-P-A-R-K-E-S. Grace M. Sparkes came to Prescott, Arizona Territory, at the age of 14 in 1906. By 1911, she was working for the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce as Secretary, a job she . . . Map (db m33137) HM
73Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Granite Creek
On West Gurley Street.
American History in Arizona is quite recent, although the history of the Native American, Spanish and Mexican occupation periods are much older. Encampments of Native Americans were drawn to the creeks, which offered a fairly reliable source of . . . Map (db m33064) HM
74Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Hassayampa Inn
On East Gurley Street (Route 89) near Marina Street, on the right when traveling west.
After ten years of planning, community leaders of Prescott finally raised sufficient funds to build a modern hotel which catered to the "auto tourist" in downtown Prescott -- The Hassayampa Inn. On February 28, 1927, at the site of the former Conner . . . Map (db m20621) HM
75Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Head Hotel
On Cortez Street.
Colonel C. P. Head was in the hardware business in Prescott by about 1866. By 1875, Colonel Head was involved in several businesses including hardware, lumber and a hotel. He served in the territorial House of Representatives from Yavapai County for . . . Map (db m20296) HM
76Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Hotel St. Michael
On South Montezuma Street, on the right when traveling south.
The cornerstone of historic "Whiskey Row", the Hotel St. Michael, represents the coming of age of Prescott's hostelries. Constructed on the site of the modest Hotel Burke, which burned in 1900, the new three-story hotel was designed by D. W. Millard . . . Map (db m33065) HM
77Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Hotel Vendome
On Cortez Street, on the right when traveling south.
The Hotel Vendome, referred to in a contemporary newspaper article as an "apartment house", was built on South Cortez Street in 1917 by J. B. Jones. An article in Yavapai Magazine in November 1917 refers to it as the "Hotel Vendome" and states "its . . . Map (db m18862) HM
78Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — J. I. Gardner Store
On North Cortez Street at East Willis Street, on the right when traveling north on North Cortez Street.
J. I. Gardner came to Prescott with a pack train in 1879 and opened his first mercantile store in 1883. The J. I. Gardner Store was built on this corner in 1890. Gardner's motto was "all goods guaranteed to be first class". They carried every type . . . Map (db m41960) HM
79Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — John Towhey
On Entrance to Bob Stump VA Medical Center, on the right.
Stone Marker: 14 Inf. N.Y. John Towhey Wounded Here 1861 Plaque Attached to Stone: -- January 1970 -- This stone with inscription of incident was originally located on the Yavapai Indian Reservation . . . Map (db m21966) HM
80Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Knights of Pythias Building
On South Cortez Street, on the right when traveling south.
With the exception of the Courthouse, the Knights of Pythias Building, also known as the Tilton Building, has always been the tallest building on the Plaza at 46 feet. It was dedicated on November 27, 1895, and is one of the few buildings that . . . Map (db m21625) HM
81Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Lincoln School
On Park Avenue near Coronado Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
In early 1908, the Prescott School Board decided that a new school was needed in Prescott. On July 12, 1908, a school bond election was held and approved by the voters 119-1. In August 1908, the three acre site on Park Avenue on the west side of . . . Map (db m33049) HM
82Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Montezuma Street
On S. Montezuma Street (Arizona Route 89).
The one hundred block of South Montezuma Street has long been known as "Whiskey Row" for the numerous saloons which once lined the street. As Prescott poet Gail Gardner once wrote of "Whiskey Row": "Oh they starts her in at the Kaintucky bar, At . . . Map (db m20622) HM
83Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Nob HillEast Union Street
On East Union Street at South Marina Street on East Union Street.
Originally a part of the Capitol Block, which was set aside in 1864 for a Territorial Capitol Building, the south half of the block was sold at auction. John Lawler, a miner, capitalist and real estate developer, bought the entire block and built a . . . Map (db m20618) HM
84Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Our Creeks are Alive!
On South Cortez Street just north of West Goodwin Street, on the left when traveling north.
The Water Table By March of 1881, fire wells like this one were hand-dug on the four corners of the Courthouse Plaza. At the time, the water table was high enough to allow bucketing of water for fire emergencies. These wells were abandoned . . . Map (db m157663) HM
85Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Pauline WeaverTruly a Great Man
Near West Gurley Street.
Pioneer • Prospector • Scout • Guide Pauline Weaver Truly a Great Man Born in Tennessee in 1800 Died at Camp Verde June 21, 1867 He was born, lived and died on the frontier of this country, always in the ever advancing westward . . . Map (db m33051) HM
86Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Pauline Weaver1800 – 1867 — Historic Site —
On West Gurley Street, on the right when traveling east.
Known as Prescott's first citizen, Weaver was a trapper, miner, Army Scout and friend of the Indians. He was camped near this spot in 1863 and 1864 when gold miners and government officials first entered the area.Map (db m33052) HM
87Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Pioneer Trail and Monument
On South McCormick Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Pioneer Trail was developed in 1932 to give access to the Pioneer Monument and commemorative plaque at the end of the trail. Improvements to the trail were completed in May 2019 as a joint project of the Yavapai Questers and Cole Ortagus' . . . Map (db m151185) HM
88Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Plaza Bandstand
Near West Gurley Street, on the right when traveling east.
As early as 1865, Lucian Bonaparte Jewell organized a Brass Band in Prescott, but by the 1870s the regimental bands from Ft. Whipple began to dominate the local music scene. The original Plaza Bandstand, built in the late 1800s, had survived the . . . Map (db m59299) HM
89Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott
On S. Montezuma Street (Arizona Route 89) near W. Gurley St and S. Montezuma St., on the left when traveling south.
Prescott, Yavapai County Seat, founded 1864 on Granite Creek, source of Placer gold. Named for William Hickling Prescott, Historian, first Gov. JN. N. Goodwin, Appointee of Abraham Lincoln. Established first territorial capital of Arizona here. At . . . Map (db m18805) HM
90Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott
On West Goodwin Street.
Founded 1864 on Granite Creek, early source of placer gold. Former territorial capital of Arizona. Now a center for ranching, mining, health, especially asthma relief. Located here on site of old Ft. Whipple is Whipple Veterans Hospital. Seat of . . . Map (db m20298) HM
91Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott High School and the Yavapai Club
On East Gurley Street at South Alarcon Street, on the right when traveling east on East Gurley Street.
Three very prominent buildings once stood on East Gurley Street between Alarcon and Marina Streets – The Territorial Capital Building, Prescott High School and the Yavapai Club. Originally, the property between Alarcon and Marina streets . . . Map (db m33095) HM
92Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott National Bank
On Cortez Street at Gurley Street (Arizona Route 89), on the right when traveling north on Cortez Street.
The Prescott National Bank was organized by William Bashford, R.N. Fredericks and others in March, 1893. In October, 1900 Bank President Frank N. Murphy announced the construction of a new bank building on the "Old Wooster Block" at Prescott's . . . Map (db m27224) HM
93Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott National Guard Armory
Near East Gurley Street east of North Arizona Avenue.
Prescott was one of the first towns in Arizona to have a National Guard Unit. Companies B and C of the First Territorial Rifles were organized in Prescott in 1865 and Company M of the First Arizona Infantry was organized in 1910. Company M of the . . . Map (db m33136) HM
94Arizona, Yavapai county, Prescott — Prescott Public Library
Near South Alarcon Street south of East Goodwin Street.
Prescott's modern public library was dedicated on May 18, 1975. However, the history of a public library in Prescott goes back to August 1895, when seven local ladies founded the Women's Club of Prescott (now the Monday Club). They gathered a . . . Map (db m52912) HM
95Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott's Beginnings: The First Mining District in Yavapai County
On South Montezuma Street (Arizona Route 89), on the right when traveling west.
The City of Prescott had its beginnings in the Spring of 1863 when a party of explorers and would-be gold miners led by the famed Joseph R. Walker arrived near the headwaters of the Hassayampa River. On May 10, 1863, at a location some six miles . . . Map (db m20623) HM
96Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Ruffner Plaza Stables
On West Goodwin Street.
The Ruffner Plaza Stables were built on this lot purchased from Frank Murphy for $3,600. In May 1898, a local newspaper reported that it was "one of the most substantial as well as ornamental improvements which has been put up for several . . . Map (db m20297) HM
97Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory
On North Marina Street., on the right when traveling south.
In the fall of 1878 the Sisters of St. Joseph came to Prescott. Money was raised in the community for a hospital to be run by the sisters and by 1881 the hospital had been completed on North Marina Street. In June of 1891 construction was started . . . Map (db m21603) HM
98Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Santa Fe Depot
On Sheldon Street (Arizona Route 89) at Cortez Street, on the right when traveling south on Sheldon Street.
Prescott’s first railroad arrived on December 31, 1886. The current depot was built by the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway, also known as the “Peavine”, in 1907. Designed in the Mission Revival style of poured concrete with a . . . Map (db m18767) HM
99Arizona, Yavapai county, Prescott — Simmons, Arizona
Near Williamson Valley Road (at milepost 21) near West Mint Wash Pass Road.
This is the site of ‘the crossing' on the Mojave-Prescott "Hardyville" toll road. The road was authorized by the first territorial legislature and was built by W. H. Hardy, connecting Prescott with Hardyville on the Colorado River. William John . . . Map (db m72625) HM
100Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Site of Curtis Hall/Curtis Duplex & Curtis Cottages
On South McCormick Street south of Beach Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
George W. Curtis came to Prescott from California in 1864, and in 1867 purchased an interest in a sawmill. He purchased a building on Granite Creek on South McCormick Street, and he and his brother John enlarged and modified the building in 1878. . . . Map (db m33062) HM

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