Saturday, January 19, 2008

Where are Arizona's historical markers?

[Source: Sam Collins III, Texas Advisor, National Trust for Historic Preservation] -- The Historical Marker Database website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, and comments. So far there are two Arizona entrees. Can you or people you know add more?

  • Grand Canyon: Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, built in 1935 by CCC workers, maintained by Mountain Bell, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. — Map (db m4484)
  • Lake Havasu City: London Bridge, opened by The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor Of London Alderman Sir Peter Studd G.B.E.M.A.D.Sc. in the presence of The Honorable Jack Williams, Governor Of Arizona, October 10, 1971 — Map (db m4328)