Message #139:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Compilation of AZ historical Markers
Date: Wed, 08 May 96 10:59:00 MST
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From: Brian Kenny 

Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 16:05:49 -0400
From: CACH Curatorial
Subject: Compilation of AZ Markers
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Hi, my name is Tara Travis and I am the Historian/Curator for Canyon de 
Chelly National Monument.  Please clarify what information you would like to 
receive from CACH on behalf of this endeavor. Do you want the text from the 
(NPS Harpers Ferry) interpretive plagues at the overlooks as well as the 
hand painted interpretive information next to the hogan at the Visitor 
Center?  What info. have you received from other parks?  Should it be 
offical NPS signage? In addition to the text, do you want photographs or 
drawings? I will be out of the office the month of June. Thanks.

Dear Ms. Travis -
We are hoping to put together a gazetteer of historical markers and plaques 
in Arizona.  We define this endeavor in relatively broad terms.  We seek 
information on historical markers, roadside plaques, and historically- or 
environmentally-oriented administrative or management signs placed by local 
governments, federal and state agencies, tribes, historical societies, and 
historically-oriented groups and individuals.  The project is NOT collecting 
information from cemeteries, epitaphs on tombstones, or building 

We plan to gather existing data from diverse public sources, uniformly 
reformat the information, then make it freely available to the public via 
the Internet and printed copies.  The compilation of information into a 
gazetteer or 'baedeker' will enhance public participation in the history of 
Arizona and allow for better analysis, synthesis and interpretation of 
Arizona history as popularly presented to the public.

To date we have received the following photocopied information which 
describes several hundred markers in Arizona:

  • Wayside exhibit texts & locator maps for roadside interpretive exhibits within the AZ section of Glen Canyon NRA
  • Arizona Historical Society files on historical markers related to buildings and structures (75 pages, organized by county)
  • ADOT list of Arizona Historical Markers with associated text and graphics
We have contacted a number of agencies to request information. If you have any information that you think would fit this project, please forward photocopies of text, photos and locational maps by June 30, 1996, to: Brian W. Kenny Environmental Program Manager/ Anthropologist MCDOT/ Transportation Planning Division 2901 West Durango Street, Phoenix AZ 85009 W (602) 506-8082 / FAX (602) 506-4882 E-mail: URL: or Matthias Giessler Director of Internet Services Technology Based Learning and Research Arizona State University PO Box 870908, Tempe AZ 85287-0908 E-mail: URL: