Rose Tree

Rose Tree (HM103M)

Location: Tombstone, AZ 85638 Cochise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 42.723', W 110° 4.043'

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In 1934, Robert Ripley
declares the Rose Bush
the World's Largest in the
Newpaper column
"Believe it or Not".

The fire of May 26th, 1882, destroyed the dwellings located here. In 1885, Mrs. Amelia Adamson built the Cochise House Hotel. That same year, Mrs. Adamson and Mrs. Mary Gee, a hotel guest, planted the rose bush in the hotel patio. The Rose bush had been sent to Mrs. Gee by a relative in Scotland. By 1909, the Cochise House was renamed as the Arcade Hotel and Annex. It was described as "iron clad adobe". In the 1920's, new owners, James and Ethel Macia, built the steel pipe and wood post trellis that supports the Rose Tree. In 1936 the Arcade was renamed the Rose Tree Inn in honor of the Rose Tree. The Inn was popular boarding house until it closed in 1953. In 1964 the Hotel was incorporated into the Rose Tree Museum, which remains today.
HM NumberHM103M
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series
Marker Number35
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTombstone Restoration Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12R E 588366 N 3508897
Decimal Degrees31.71205000, -110.06738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.723', W 110° 4.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 43.38" N, 110° 4' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-108 S 4th St, Tombstone AZ 85638, US
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