Arizona History: Trails, Roads, and Rail

Useful map:
1876 Arizona Stage Lines and More
Thumbnail link to 1876 transportation map of Arizona Territory.
Title: Indexed Map of Arizona showing the Stage Lines, Counties, Lakes & Rivers
Published: Chicago, Illinois: Rand McNally and Company, 1876
Library of Congress

This indexed map of Arizona, dated 1876, presents a wealth of information about the growing transportation infrastructure.

Phoenix is noted, along with Hayden’s Ferry and Dragoon Spring.

At this time, we do not have access to the index.

35th Parallel and Northern Routes

Historic 35th Parallel, Route 66
Location:  Drake, Yavapai County, Arizona
Active pre-colonial times – present
Missing Marker
1956

Colorado River: Empire Flat Steamboat Landing
Location:  La Paz County Park, La Paz County, Arizona
Active 1861 – 1930s
2020

Site of Old Camp Hualapai
Location:  Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
Active 1869 – 1873
Missing Marker
1953

Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery
Location:  Bullhead City, Mohave County, Arizona
Event: 1883
1999

Madonna of the Trail
Location:  Springerville, Apache County, Arizona
Event: 1911
1928

Walnut Canyon National Monument in Memory of Pioneer Women
Location:  Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona
Event: 1915
1915

Lynx Creek Bridge
Location:  Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
Event: 1922
2011

Central Routes

Apache Trail
Location:  Apache Junction, Pinal County, Arizona
Active pre-colonial times – early 2000s
2020

Stoneman Military Trail Marker
Location:  Fort McDowell, Maricopa County, Arizona
Active 1870 – 1890
1997

Salt River: Hayden’s Ferry
Location:  Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona
Active 1871 – early 1900s
1964

Southern Routes

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson:
Plaza de las Armas
First Raising of the U.S. Flag within the Walls of Tucson

Location:  Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Event: 1846 – 1847 Campaign, Mormon Battalion of the U.S. Army
1929

Colorado River: Old Ferry Landing at Yuma Crossing
Location:  Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona
Active 1850 – 1915
1961

Yuma Customs House
Location:  Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona
Active mid-19th century – early 20th century
1979

Butterfield Overland Mail Station
Location:  Welton, Yuma County, Arizona
Missing Marker
Active 1859 – 1861
1934

Points of Interest

Roald Amundsen Pullman Car
Location:  Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona
Active 1928 – early 1950s
2023

London Bridge: British-American Friendship Marker
Location:  Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, Arizona
Event: 1968
1997

  

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