Kingman, Arizona, was founded in 1882, when Arizona was only Arizona Territory. Situated in the Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat
and Hualapai mountain ranges, Kingman is known for its very modest beginnings as a simple railroad siding near Beale’s Springs in
the Middleton Section along the newly-constructed route of the
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The
city of Kingman was named for Lewis Kingman, who surveyed along the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad's right-of-way between
Needles, Ca., and
Albuquerque, N.M. Lewis Kingman supervised the building of the railroad from Winslow, Ariz. to Beale's Springs, which is near
the present location of the town of Kingman.
George Bonelli was a prominent citizen of Kingman. His father had given him Quail Springs Ranch as a wedding present and he gradually ...