Big Sandy Valley
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 34° 43.440 W 113° 36.881
12S E 260577 N 3845549
Quick Description: An original Arizona Highway Department roadside marker along US 93 near Wikieup, Arizona.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2010 7:51:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WXF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 10

Long Description:
First exploration probably by early Spanish explorers, Espejo in 1852 and Farfan in 1589. Explored later by Lt. Amiel W. Whipple in 1854. Important agriculture, mining, milling, and smelting area in our early days. The McCrackin Mine discovered by Jackson McCrackin and H. A. "Chloride Jack" Owen in 1874, lies 18 miles south. The Signal Mine was 12 miles south. Stamp mills were at Greenwood, 8 miles southwest and at Virginia City, 9 miles southwest. Cofer Hot Springs 3 miles east.
1966 by Arizona Highway Department.
Marker Name: Big Sandy Valley

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Mohave

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Arizona Highway Department

Year placed: 1966

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