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|
|Roosevelt Boarding School|
|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|