Buffalo Park

Buffalo Park (HMM92)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Coconino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 13.066', W 111° 37.956'

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The City of Flagstaff purchased this land in 1959 from the United States Forest Service.

In 1964, James Potter, Sr., long-time resident, entrepreneur and Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce President, led the effort to form a non-profit organization, lease the site from the city, and operate Buffalo Park as a tourist attraction and wildlife refuge for elk, deer, antelope, and of course, bison. A blend of Old West and Navajo culture was represented with stagecoach rides, cowboy storytellers and native artists.

In 1973, the Flagstaff City Council officially dedicated the site for municipal park and recreation purposes, and has provided this public regional park for the enjoyment of citizens and visitors.

James Potter, Sr. (1923-1999) was the park's original designer. His dream became a reality with the help of the founding park committee and generous donations of time and money from the community.

We acknowledge the vision, energy, and determination of those who made Buffalo Park possible.

Founding Park Committee:
James M Potter, Sr. · John G. Babbitt · Ernest Chilson · Robert W. Prochnow · Platt Cline · Rollin Wheeler

Special Thanks To:
Charles Bonnie, Jr., Sculptor · Bar R. Bar Ranch · Yellowstone National Park · William Campbell, Warner Bros. Studio · O.T. Gillette, Old West Storyteller · Dorothy Secody & Sally Tee, Navajo Weavers
HM NumberHMM92
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Placed ByCity of Flagstaff
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 442427 N 3897376
Decimal Degrees35.21776667, -111.63260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 13.066', W 111° 37.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 13' 3.96" N, 111° 37' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2250-2298 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86001, US
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