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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ruins of Fort Bowie


Fort Bowie is located near Apache Pass in southeastern Arizona. It’s an isolated, historical trip back in time to the old frontier, where wagons were filled with settlers moving from the west and the prairies were flourishing with wildflowers.

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For years, the Apache Indians tolerated Americans, Mexicans, and Spaniards who traveled through the Apache Pass in order to quench their thirst at Apache springs.

However, when their was an influx of settlers during the 19th century and the acquisition of land and property was of the utmost importance, this disrupted the region and the way of life for the Native Americans.

Around 1858, Cochise, a chief of the Chokonen band of the Chiricahua Apache, allowed the construction of a mail post near the Apache spring, which carried mail and passengers from Missouri to California. Read and See more about Fort Bowie in Arizona

2 Comments:

Rhett said...

I think I saw a John Wayne film called Apache Springs. Pretty cool that it was real.
Rhett Out

Dr. Lauren said...

It's a pretty remote area. I would love to go there. It reminds me of the frontier.

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