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Lake Carnero, AZ

Carnero Lake

Apache Co.

Map, Apache N. F., 1926

Sp.,  "mutton."  In sec. 6, T. 8 N., R. 27 E., on Carnero creek.  Well known sheep-watering place.

Lake Carleton, AZ

Carleton, Lake

Coconino Co.

Map, Military Division, New Mexico, 1864;
GLO Map, 1866

About 20 miles southeast of Bill Williams mountain.  There is no lake in this vicinity except the well known Mormon lake which must be the one referred to as Carleton.  There is no record of this lake anywhere else.  Gen. Carleton who commanded U. S. troops in New Mexico, 1862, was probably never in this immediate region although he was in Tucson with the California Volunteers May 2, 1862.  Parts of his command, however, were all over northern Arizona and could have named the lake for him.

An old "Military Map of New Mexico" of 1864 in Historical Society files at Tucson shows a "camp on Lake Carleton" at this exact spot i.e. Mormon Lake.  Such a camp is not listed in any known register of military camps of those days.

Carl Pleasant Dam, AZ

Carl Pleasant Dam

See Lake Pleasant

Cardenas Creek, AZ

Cardenas Creek

Coconino Co.

Grand Canyon N.P. rising near Cardenas butte, on south wall of Canyon.  Flows north into Colorado river.  Decision U. S. G. B.

Captains, The

Captains, The

Apache Co.

GLO Map, 1921

Two prominent buttes in forks of Canyon de Chelly and Monument canyon, Navajo Ind. Res.  "These points stand out in the valley like huge sentinels.  The Mexicans gave them the name of El Capitanos."  Gregory.