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Apache Trail of Arizona Photograph Album, circa 1915

MS 487>

Collection Summary

Creator: Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Collection Name:Apache Trail of Arizona Photograph Album
Inclusive Dates: circa 1915
Physical Description:0.5 linear ft.
Abstract:Leather-bound photograph album, with hand-tinted color photographs of scenes along Apache Trail in Arizona, created by Southern Pacific Railroad Company, probably for display in its depots, ca. 1915.
Collection Number:MS 487>
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Historical Note

The Apache Trail is a roadway linking the greater Phoenix area with Theodore Roosevelt Lake passing through the Superstition Mountains and the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. Formerly called the Mesa-Roosevelt Road, it was renamed about 1915 by a Southern Pacific Railroad employee who wanted to promote one of the railroad’s scenic side trips. The trip was an option for its transcontinental passengers.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph album, with hand-tinted color photographs, of scenes along the Apache Trail through the Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest, ca. 1915. Photographs include views of Globe, Arizona, the Old Dominion mine and smelter, Tonto cliff dwellings, Theodore Roosevelt Lake and Dam, automobiles, and one image of the bridge across the Salt River at Tempe with a horse and carriage crossing the bridge. The album is inscribed with the name “Thelma Alexander.” This series is arranged in order of travel.


This collection is organized into one series
Photograph Album circa 1915



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Geographic Name(s)
Apache Trail (Ariz.) - Photographs
Old Dominion Mine (Ariz.) – Photographs
Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.) – Photographs
Theodore Roosevelt Lake(Ariz.) – Photographs

Bridges – Arizona – Tempe - Photographs

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Apache Trail of Arizona Photograph Album(MS 487). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.