Historical Marker Series

Arizona: Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour

Showing results 1 to 10 of 29
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAQ_beckers-transcontinental-garage_Springerville-AZ.html
The oldest continuously operated Ford dealership west of the Mississippi began in the west building in 1910. A pathfinding auto trip blazed the first "ocean to ocean highway" through here.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAR_madonna-of-the-trail_Springerville-AZ.html
This 10 foot high, 5 ton statue cast by St. Louis sculptor August Leimbach is one of 12 identical monuments to the bold spirit of the pioneers erected in 1928-29 along the National Old Trails Road from Maryland to California.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAS_el-rio-theatre_Springerville-AZ.html
Built c.1915 & originally called the Apache Theatre, this adobe movie house once showed silent flickers with a hand-cranked projector. Renamed the El Rio in 1937, Round Valley's first theatre is still operating with its original popcorn machine.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAT_baldonado-home_Springerville-AZ.html
Part of the Spanish migration from northern New Mexico to Round Valley, Faustin Baldonado & his son Pedro bought this adobe home w/1 foot thick walls in the 1890's. Originally a cantina, Pedro added rooms when he married in 1900.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAU_baca-home_Springerville-AZ.html
Gregorio Baca bought this house from G. Becker in 1907 for his bride, Chona Ortega. It's walls are 16" thick adobe. The wealthy Bacas & Ortegas ran large herds of cattle & sheep on vast tracts of land in Concho, St. Johns & The R.V. area.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAV_presbyterian-catholic-churchs_Springerville-AZ.html
Begun as missions in the late 1800's, Community Presbyterian Church here, and St. Peter's, a block east, moved into these permanent homes built respectively of brick (1918) & adobe (1928).
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOAW_peter-thompson-home-blacksmith-shop_Springerville-AZ.html
These log structures built by Thompson, a Danish convert to Mormonism, are Round Valley's oldest surviving buildings (1879). The cabin hosted the first Mormon services in Springerville.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOGA_escudilla-mountain_Springerville-AZ.html
Due south rises the 3rd tallest peak in AZ, revered by conservationist, Aldo Leopold Escudilla was home to Ike Clanton of OK Corral fame & Arizona's last grizzly bear. In fall, the north slope is golden with Aspen covering the 23,000 acre fire of '51. To yo…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOGB_slaughter-family-cemetary_Springerville-AZ.html
First cousin to famed "Texas John Slaughter", Peter Slaughter & his rough trailhands brought the first Texas cattle to the White Mtns. C.1881 & built his P Lazy S Ranch on the Black River. Pete is buried here with 3 sons & extended family.
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMOGC_white-mountain-historical-park_Springerville-AZ.html
This park contains buildings restored by the White Mtn. Historical Society. They preserve early settler Hispanic & Native American cultures, along with farming, forestry and ranching heritage.
PAGE 1 OF 3