“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Apache Junction, Arizona

Clickable Map of Maricopa County, Arizona and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Maricopa County, AZ (213) Gila County, AZ (41) La Paz County, AZ (33) Pima County, AZ (308) Pinal County, AZ (105) Yavapai County, AZ (150) Yuma County, AZ (60)  MaricopaCounty(213) Maricopa County (213)  GilaCounty(41) Gila County (41)  LaPazCounty(33) La Paz County (33)  PimaCounty(308) Pima County (308)  PinalCounty(105) Pinal County (105)  YavapaiCounty(150) Yavapai County (150)  YumaCounty(60) Yuma County (60)
Phoenix is the county seat for Maricopa County
Apache Junction is in Maricopa County
      Maricopa County (213)  
      Gila County (41)  
      La Paz County (33)  
      Pima County (308)  
      Pinal County (105)  
      Yavapai County (150)  
      Yuma County (60)  
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1 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Alchesay
Alchesay led his people in war and peace Alchesay Canyon, to your right, was named for a great leader. Chief Alchesay, born around 1853, was a leader among the White Mountain Apache. Other Apaches looked up to him not only because he . . . Map (db m34073) HM
2 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Apache Lake
Apache Lake is the deepest on the entire chain of reservoir lakes on the Salt River. It was created by the construction of Horse Mesa Dam in 1927. Apache Lake Marina will help you enjoy the Lake. Food, lodging and marina services are available. . . . Map (db m34063) HM
3 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Roosevelt Dam1989 – 1996 — Tonto National Forest —
After nearly nine years of work, $430 million in construction cost, 450,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 849 miles of reinforcing steel, another vivid chapter in Arizona history has been rewritten. Modifications to Roosevelt Dam were required . . . Map (db m34107) HM
4 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — The People Who Made It HappenThe Building of a Dam — Tonto National Forest —
The construction of Roosevelt Dam involved several thousand people over the course of the project. Hiring was straightforward; a foreman would simply size up a man and decide if he could do the work. Jobs requiring diverse skills were plentiful. . . . Map (db m34108) HM
5 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Welcome to the Apache Trail Historic Road
"The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the Glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and then adds an indefinable something that none of the others have. To me, it is the most awe-inspiring and most sublimely . . . Map (db m34066) HM
6 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Apache TrailState Route 88 — Arizona's First Historic Highway / Dedicated February 25, 1987 —
The Apache Trail was created by Native American tribes traveling between their summer homes in the mountains and winter homes in the desert. The Trail became a roadway in 1905, for use in hauling supplies to the construction site of Roosevelt Dam. . . . Map (db m145828) HM
7 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop
The Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop was been known as the ghost town of Goldfield since 1947. When George (Red) Monagan reopened Goldfield by reestablishing the name and town with the Bluefield Mine Pop Stand. Red gave life to Goldfield in 1947 making . . . Map (db m93059) HM
8 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Dons's Camp
. . . Map (db m48355) HM
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9 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Ghost Town of GoldfieldHistorical Marker Since 1947
During its heyday from 1893 to 1898 when $1,000,000 in gold was mined from this area about 300 people dwelt here with majestic Superstition Mtn. in the background. 300 ft. south of this sign is the old Bluebird Mine found in the gold rush of 1893. A . . . Map (db m93058) HM
10 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Goldfield Mining DistrictArizona
Originally called the Superstition Mining District, this district had its heyday from 1893 to 1898. The greatest producing mines were the Mammoth, Black Queen and Bull Dog. Their output was around a million dollars in gold and silver based on . . . Map (db m34059) HM
11 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Goldfield Mining District
This Historical Spot 1892 to 1898 was part of the Mammoth Mine claims known as the Montezuma in 1893. Then after 1910 became known as Calamity. In 1944 this claim became known as the Bluebird. The Bluebird Mine was found in 1893 and first . . . Map (db m93130) HM
12 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Jacob Von Walzer1808 – 1891 — Lost Dutchman Gold Route —
Dedicated October 1961 To the Memory of Jacob Von Walzer 1808 – 1891 One of America's most famed legendary figures, whose exploits have stimulated the imagination of peoples everywhere by his contribution to the heritage of his . . . Map (db m74394) HM
13 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Roosevelt Dam1903-1911 — Tonto National Forest —
On September 20, 1906 the first stone was laid in place. Over the next five years, 350,000 cubic feet of block would be cut, shaped, and fashioned into the Roosevelt Dam. The blocks of stone were carved out of the canyon walls. They were . . . Map (db m34106) HM
14 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Superstition Mountain Historical Society
This entrance marker is constructed of hand-hewn blocks which once made up the façade of Roosevelt Dam. They were given to the Superstition Mountain Historical Society by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The larger blocks weigh upwards of . . . Map (db m34060) HM
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Dec. 9, 2023