Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 34° 32.506 W 112° 28.195
12S E 365118 N 3823209
Quick Description: This is one of two Rotary Club historical markers in downtown Prescott with the same title but different wording.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2012 12:04:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMFGZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 13

Long Description:

[Rotary International Symbol]


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 Governor's Mansion, two blocks west, the first legislature met July 18, 1864. Site of first graded school in Arizona. Disastrous fire started by miner's candle destroyed four blocks about this square in 1900.

Erected by Prescott Rotary Club, 1959.

Plaque or monument: Plaque

Placed by?: Prescott Rotary Club

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