Courthouse 401 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman AZ 86401
This stop on the Discover Kingman walking tour is sponsored by TBD.
With establishment of the Arizona Territory in 1862, four counties were established: Mohave, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma. Kingman was the fifth and final county seat.
The first courthouse was completed in 1890. With construction of the second courthouse in 1915, the first building was transported to Front Street (Andy Devine Avenue). It was remodeled and served as the Commercial Hotel into the 1950s.
In 1928 a monument with plaque that read, “IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF MOHAVE COUNTY WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 – 1918” was dedicated in front of the courthouse. The statues were created by sculptor Earnest Moore Viquesney.
The Spirit of The American Navy is one of seven known to exist. The Spirit of the American Doughboy is a common statue but this one of three that were dedicated to a Native American.
The dedication ceremony for the monument honored Sam Swaskegame of the Hualapai tribe who was killed in action in the Marne campaign battle of Blanc Mont, France on October 7, 1919.
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Your next stop on the tour is The Brunswick Hotel. The Brunswick Hotel has stood as a silent sentinel to a flow of history in Kingman for more than a century.