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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fort Apache AZ

4 March 2014

Our drive to Fort Apache took us on Hwy 60/77 East around 90 miles passing through some spectacular canyon views and 15 miles of hairpin turns, but well worth the drive. Below are some of the scenic photos. Note what appear to be at one time, cave dwellings.
Photos simply don't do justice to the formations..must experience this in person.









Fort Apache was established in 1870 and continued to be a post until 1922. In 1923 the land and buildings were deeded to the White Mountain Apache Nation and the Theodore Roosevelt Indian Boarding School was established. In 1969 the tribe opened the first Apache Cultural Center and Museum. A newer museum was opened in 1997. Today there are 27 historic buildings open for touring. The oldest building is the General Crook log cabin house built in 1871. Four miles west of the fort are the Kinishba Ruins which is the remains of a Hopi and Zuni village dating from 1200 to 1400AD.

General Crook's House

Interior of Home

Outside the Gate

Captain's Quarters

Roosevelt Boarding School

Commander's House

Club House

Officer's Housing

Commissary

Guard House

Barracks

Boy's Dormitory
We later toured the site of Camp San Carlos which is now underwater at the site of Coolidge Dam near the town of San Carlos about 20 miles from the campground. The dam seems to be neglected and the lake is very low.
Coolidge Dam

San Marcos Reservoir



Got a photo of me in front of a Saguaro. Very interesting cactus as they don't sprout arms until they are at least 50 years old and some never do. The arms can be upright or downward and some wrap around the cactus. A very sacred plant to the Native Amerians. They can live up to 200 years.

In Front of Saguaro


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