Picket Post Mountain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member az_pistolero
N 33° 16.851 W 111° 09.263
12S E 485624 N 3682433
Quick Description: Historic marker along US 60 west of Superior, AZ
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2006 9:29:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMBNN
Views: 121

Long Description:
Picket Post Mountain

"A landmark and lookout point during Indian wars, site of outpost of Camp Pinal which was located at head of Stoneman Grade to the east. Soldiers protected Pinal City and the Silver King Mine from Apache raiders. It was the home of Col. William Boyce Thompson, mining magnate and founder of the southwest arboretum at the foot of the mountain."

The plaque is located just east of the entrance to the Boyce Thompson Aboretum which can be seen in the lower part of the photo looking past the marker toward Picket Post Mountain.

Marker Name: Picket Post Mountain

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Pinal

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Arizona Development Board

Year placed: 1960

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