C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site

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C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site
C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site is located in Arizona
C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site
Nearest city Flagstaff, Arizona
Coordinates 35°22′30.1″N 111°43′35.3″W / 35.375028°N 111.726472°W / 35.375028; -111.726472Coordinates: 35°22′30.1″N 111°43′35.3″W / 35.375028°N 111.726472°W / 35.375028; -111.726472
Built 1889
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
NRHP Reference # 66000173
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965,[2]

C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site is significant for its association with Clinton Hart Merriam, the United States' first eco-biologist. The site became a National Historic Landmark in 1965.[2][3][4]

The Merriam Base Camp Site is located about 20 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona; about three miles east of U.S. Highway 180, southeast of the intersection of Forest Roads 151 and 418, within the Coconino National Forest. The Arizona Trail passes near the Merriam Base Camp Site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  3. ^ ["C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site", June 20, 1977, by Marilynn Larew and William Brown "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1977-06-20. 
  4. ^ [C. Hart Merriam Base Camp Site--Accompanying 2 photos, exterior, from 1964. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1983. 


The meadow at Merriam's base camp site, 1964