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Big Horn Mountain and Peak


Big Horn Mountains and Peak

Maricopa Co.

Smith Map, 1879;
GLO, 1921

Mountain about 60 miles northwest of Phoenix near Yuma County line,, southeast of Harqua Hala mountains.  Noted as such by Bartlett in 1852.  Peak is at the lower end of the range, in T. 3 N., R. 8 W.  The Big Horn was a very common animal in this region in the Eighteenth Century.  See Tucsonimo.

"At the point of the Big Horn mountains, where Carson shot a big mountain sheep."  Journal, Capt. A. R. Johnston, with Kearny's expedition, Nov. 17, 1846.  this was another Big Horn range.  See Painted Rock.

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