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Breeds Crossing, Az

Breeds Crossing

Navajo Co.

Smith map, 1879, Blanchard.

Known also as Sunset Crossing, q.v.  Rock ford on Little Colorado about 8 miles east of present Winslow.  About 1880 when A. T. & S. F. R. R was being built along here.  J. H. Breed and Wm. Blanchard had a general store at this ford, which was the only safe crossing on the river.  Mail stages for Prescott always used this crossing.  Breed was first Treasurer of Navajo county.

"Mr. George Beale found an excellent rock ford, the only rock bottom yet discovered on this river.  The whole train crossed in safety."  Beale's Report, April 7, 1858.

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