Arizona Mojave Desert
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, Calif., 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.
In October 1857, Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale and his experimental Camel Corps trudged across the present site of Kingman, Arizona surveying a wagon road along the 35th parallel. ...