Aunt Lottie's Monument LbNA # 29406
|Placed Date||Mar 23 2007|
|Location||Clay Springs, AZ|
|Last Found||Jul 20 2007|
Difficulty: Clues and walk super easy
Walking Distance: less than 20 feet from you car if you park close enough
Stamp: designed & hand-carved by 10 year-old Rachel
On Highway 260, between Heber and Show Low, is a fun little monument that hails from my husband's youth. He remembers having to learn about it in elementary school in Clay Springs, AZ.
Aunt Lottie, Mormon Pioneer Historical Marker commemorates Charlotte "Lottie" Webb, a Mormon Pioneer woman who lived in the White Mountains, taught school, & delivered babies. Her descendants placed this marker on the spot where her log cabin had once been before it was destroyed by fire.
The marker is a quaint 3-foot high stone house with a small plaque that reads:
The flame of life burned brightly in her veins;
She loved the world.
Its creatures great and small
And loving, shared their burdens and their pain.
And, in their service, gladly gave her all.
Her radiant spirit warmed this lonely spot,
And maybe even heaven
Is more complete for knowing those she loved have not forgot
But keep her memory evergreen and sweet.
There is currently a barbed-wire fence blocking access to the marker (upcoming construction, apparently). So the poem is not viewable (which is why we included it here).
To find the box:
On Highway 260 between mile markers 325 and 326, between Clay Springs and Pinedale is a large LDS (Mormon) chapel on the North side of the highway. Directly across from the entry into the chapel is a road called Scotts Lane. Turn south onto Scotts Lane. Immediately after crossing the cattle guard, turn right onto the little dirt road (instead of continuing left on the main road). Follow the dirt road until it ends (about 100 yards). You can get out and see the pretty area where Aunt Lottie's house used to be. You can see the marker beyond the fence (but don't cross the fence).
To the north of the historical marker, toward Highway 260, you'll see a lone juniper bush. The box is hidden on the southwest side of the base of the juniper bush hidden under some rocks.
We have been a family of letterboxers since August 2006. This is our first plant and we'd love to get feedback about how we did. Thanks!