Many third great nieces and nephews of Andy Hall gathered to dedicate a plaque to him at the Old Globe Cemetery on Monday Sept. 16. Mayor Al Gameros read a proclamation designating Sept. 16 as Andy Hall Day. David Schaller from the Grand Canyon Historical Society spoke of Hall’s experience as a member of John Wesley Powell’s Colorado River expedition, relating the fact that Hall and his boat-mate took one boat clear down the Colorado to the Sea of Cortez after the rest of the expedition exited the river. Amanda Walter from the Wells Fargo Museum in Phoenix and Vernon Perry, president of the Gila County Historical Museum spoke about the rest of his life in southern Arizona. A special reading was given by Diane Sibole, a third great niece of Andy Hall.
The memorial marker was formally dedicated by Pastor Adriana Hernandez, of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. And it was donated by Art Christiansen, David Cook, Charles and Annie Hall, Bryan and Annika Griffiths, Don and Hannah Griffiths, Diane and Wes Sibole, Denise and Kirk Sours, Back and Barry Stephens, and Ruth and Jack Timberlake.