Leonard Clanton Gravesite


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Leonard Clanton was the son of Big Bug rancher Thomas Newton Clanton. Newspapers of the day state that he died on or about May 4, 1883 after being attacked by a vicious horse. He was 16 years old.

His grave is isolated, and is located about 100 yards south of Highway 69, about half a mile from Cordes Junction. It is located on the property of an RV Park near the junction of I-17 and Highway 69, and permission must be obtained from the park office to visit it.


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