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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Central Routes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Points of Interest

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

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


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