1825-1902Poston, know as the father of Arizona, came to Tubac in 1854 after the Gadsden Purchase and established the headquarters of a mining company, with mines near Arivaca and in the Santa Rita Mountains. Mining activities were discontinued during the Civil War because of increased Apache Indian attacks. Poston was instrumental in promoting Arizona and helping it achieve territorial status separate from New Mexico in 1863.
|Placed By||Tubac Historical Society and the Arizona Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12R E 495467 N 3497432|
|Decimal Degrees||31.61201667, -111.04778333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 36.721', W 111° 2.867'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 36' 43.26" N, 111° 2' 52.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13 Burruel St, Tubac AZ 85646, US|
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