Historic Wagon Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ChapterhouseInc
N 35° 01.359 W 110° 41.796
12S E 527678 N 3875596
Quick Description: Located near the historic hotel, notating an 1800s wagon road developd during westward expansion.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2010 10:59:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMA2G3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 13

Long Description:
This monument marks a segment of an early road across northern Arizona following the 35th parallel transcontinental survey. The route evolved from several pathfinding expeditions. Lt. Amiel W Whipple's 1853-54 railroad survey; Lt. Edward F Beale's 1857 military experiment using camels for transport; and the Wagon Road constructed by Beale in 1858-59. Lt. Col. Jose Franvez escorted Arizona's first territorial Governor, John Noble Goodwin, over this trail in 1864 to establish a capitol in the Prescott vicinity. In 1876 Mormon immigrants from Utah entered the Little Colorado Valley along this road.

by
Navajo County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society
Marker Name: Historic Wagon Road

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Navajo

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Navajo County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society


Year placed: unknown

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