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== History Tidbits  ==
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'''Castle Dome County''' was a proposed county in a proposed new territory that was never approved and never existed.<ref>Thomas Edwin Farish, ''History of Arizona'' (Phoenix, Ariz., 1915), 1:324. [{{babhat}}].</ref>
  
*Castle Dome County was formed 8 November 1864 from the Arizona Territory by the first Arizona Territorial Legislature.
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In 1857 the people of [[Arizona]] (at the time the southern part of modern Arizona and [[New Mexico]]) sent Sylvester Mowry to Congress to petition for creation of a new Arizona Territory carved from part of New Mexico Territory. Mowry drew up a map with four proposed counties:
*Renamed Yuma County, 1 February 1865.
 
*The boundaries remained same until [[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz]] County was created from the northern portion 1 January 1983.
 
*[[Maricopa|Maricopa]] County was set off 14 February 1870.
 
*For the records, see [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]] County.
 
  
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:*'''''[[Castle_Dome_County,_Arizona|Castle Dome County]]&nbsp;''''' in present-day [[Yuma County, Arizona]]
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:*'''''[[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell County]]&nbsp;''''' in present-day [[Pima County, Arizona]] extended east to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Pass Apache Pass] in [[Cochise County, Arizona]]
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:*'''''[[Mesilla County, Arizona|Mesilla County]]&nbsp;''''' from Apache Pass to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande Rio Grande] in present-day [[Cochise County, Arizona]], and [[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]], [[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]], [[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]], [[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]], and [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] counties in New Mexico
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:*'''''[[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Doña Ana County]]&nbsp;''''' from the Rio Grande to [[Texas]] in parts of present-day [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]], [[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]], [[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]], [[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]], and [[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]] counties in New Mexico
  
History of Arizona, Thomas Edwin Farish; pub. San Francisco, 1915
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The bill and these proposed counties failed passage. The only known original document mentioning these counties is the map accompanying the failed bill.  
  
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Castle Dome County was a proposed county in a proposed new territory that was never approved and never existed.[1]

In 1857 the people of Arizona (at the time the southern part of modern Arizona and New Mexico) sent Sylvester Mowry to Congress to petition for creation of a new Arizona Territory carved from part of New Mexico Territory. Mowry drew up a map with four proposed counties:

The bill and these proposed counties failed passage. The only known original document mentioning these counties is the map accompanying the failed bill.

Reference

  1. Thomas Edwin Farish, History of Arizona (Phoenix, Ariz., 1915), 1:324. HathiTrust Digital Library edition.