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Historical Pinal Cemetery, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,790 feet
Elevation Gain -145 feet
Accumulated Gain 220 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 2.9
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Creek
Backpack Yes & Possibly Connect
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18  2014-02-05
Pinal City Cemetery & Superior Tour
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26  2014-01-15 kingsnake
13  2013-10-17 Lindykelley
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Water
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LOST - Urban Segment
0.7 mi away
Perlite Road Apache Tears
Perlite Road Apache Tears
0.8 mi away
0.8 mi
291 ft
Boyce Thompson
Boyce Thompson
1.5 mi away
2.3 mi
160 ft
Cross Canyon
Cross Canyon
2.1 mi away
1.8 mi
1,060 ft
White Rock 3012 - Telegraph Canyon
White Rock 3012 - Telegraph Canyon
2.1 mi away
2.0 mi
550 ft
Hill 3464 - Superior
Hill 3464 - Superior
2.1 mi away
6.8 mi
1,457 ft
Arnett Creek
Arnett Creek
2.2 mi away
7.4 mi
619 ft
Arnett Creek - Telegraph Canyon Loop
Arnett Creek - Telegraph Canyon Loop
2.2 mi away
7.4 mi
1,063 ft
LOST - Canyon Segment
LOST - Canyon Segment
2.3 mi away
4.6 mi
720 ft
LOST - Desert Segment
LOST - Desert Segment
2.4 mi away
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by Lindykelley & HAZ_Hikebot

Overview: This is the historical pinal cemetery where Wyatt Earp's common law wife Mattie is buried. Be careful walking around as many graves are unmarked. The town of Pinal just NW of this site is now Superior.


History: Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock (January 1850 – July 3, 1888) was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp for about 8 years. Knowledge of her place in Wyatt's life was concealed by Josephine Earp, his later common-law wife, who worked hard to protect her and Wyatt's reputation in their later years.

On July 3, 1888, Mattie took a lethal dose of laudanum together with alcohol. Her death was officially ruled as "suicide by opium poisoning". She is buried in the cemetery at Pinal City, now a ghost town, and located just west of the former cement and mining town of Superior, Arizona.

Cemetery: The old gravestone is replaced with a nice in ground because the big one was getting tacky. EMF readings. It's just a beautiful hike with great views.

Picket Post Mountain is across the railroad tracks. There are the wagon wheel tracks and also perlite to the apache tears. Just west is Boyce Arboretum. East is superior.

Lots of Wyatt Earp stories. This is a great lot of views and close to other interesting views and things to do. You can go right into Superior to have a great Mexican dinner. With the mines being there, makes for great rock hunting too. There are lots of things to see and great stones to see.

Lindykelley & HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Directions
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    To hike
    From US 60 take Silver King Mine Rd 0.7mi north. Slight left onto E Happy Camp Rd and follow 0.3mi and park. Best to download the GPS Route for guidance. You could drive to the cemetery with a proper vehicle. High-clearance is recommended. Area access is not recommend when the roads are wet as it gets muddy.
    page created by Lindykelley on Oct 17 2013 8:53 am
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