Chiricahua – Day 3

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco about 25 mile North to Apache Pass, the site of Fort Bowie. It was here the U.S. Army took on pursuit of the Apache Indians with Geronimo finally surrendering in 1877.

We walked a 1.5 mile trail to get there and along the way passed, among other things, an old miners cabin, the remains of the old Butterfield Stage Coach station, a cemetery, the Indian Agency Building, an Apache Wikiup, the original fort, the second fort and the natural water springs without which there might have been no interest in this area at all. However, Apache Pass was at that time the lowest known crossing of the Chiricahua Mountains which westbound settlers had to cross on their way Westward.

Taken at the Fort Bowie Cemetary.

To see the other 28 photos I took along the way, click this link…

Here’s a Wikipedia infromational link…

We will depart later this morning. Our next scheduled overnight stop is Deming. New Mexico about 210 miles distant. Depending on what time we get rolling this morning, a stop at a museum in Willcox, AZ…we may not make it to Deming by tonight.

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One thought on “Chiricahua – Day 3

  1. Wow.

    I like American history since my youth and last year we has great exposition on Sitting Bull in my country. So Your nice photo struck my eyes instantly.

    Thank You.

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