Big Sandy Valley

Big Sandy Valley (HM1B0V)

Location: Wikieup, AZ 85360 Mohave County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 43.44', W 113° 36.881'

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First exploration probably by early Spanish explorers, Espejo in 1582 and Farfan in 1589. Explored later by Lt. Amiel W. Whipple in 1854. Important agriculture, mining, milling, and smelting area in our early days. The McCrackin Mine discovered by Jackson McCrackin and H. A. "Chloride Jack" Owen in 1874, lies 18 miles south. The Signal Mine was 12 miles south. Stamp mills were at Greenwood, 8 miles southwest and at Virginia City, 9 miles southwest. Cofer Hot Springs 3 miles east.
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HM NumberHM1B0V
Series This marker is part of the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 series
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Year Placed1966
Placed ByArizona Highway Department
Marker Condition
3 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 260578 N 3845549
Decimal Degrees34.72400000, -113.61468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.44', W 113° 36.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 26.40" N, 113° 36' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4607-4627 Unnamed Road, Wikieup AZ 85360, US
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The concrete is crumbling, and the marker has some pitting and discoloration. The date claims to have been erected in 1988.

Apr 30, 2017 at 10:55am PDT by mothernature

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