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Near Fort Thomas in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Geronimo

 
 
Geronimo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. Geronimo Marker
Inscription. Named for the rebellious medicine man who led the Chiricahua Apaches on their last raids, to surrender, and then into exile in Florida and Oklahoma. Their descendants lived in Eastern Arizona again. This was also the site of original Camp Thomas, established in 1876 to keep Geronimo's tribesmen on their farmlands along the Gila River.
 
Erected 1962 by Arizona Development Board.
 
Location. 33° 4.362′ N, 110° 1.293′ W. Marker is near Fort Thomas, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 302, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Thomas AZ 85536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Melvin Jones International Memorial (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Geronimo - Goyathlay ("one who yawns"). Biography of Geronimo (Submitted on March 2, 2010.) 

2. Apache Indian Resistance - Geronimo. This YouTube post tells the history of the Apache Resistance in the Southwest. (Submitted on March 2, 2010.) 

3. Account of the March 25 & 27 1886 Surrender Conference Between General Crook and Geronimo. at Caņon De Los
Geronimo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. Geronimo Marker
Embudos (Caņon of the Funnels), 20 Miles SSE of San Bernardino Springs, Mexico, Between General Crook and the Hostile Chiricahua Chiefs. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Geronimo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
3. Geronimo Marker
Geronimo image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia Commons
4. Geronimo
Geronimo While in Exile image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia Commons, circa 1909
5. Geronimo While in Exile
Council between Gen. Crook and Geronimo, Caņon de los Embudos, Sonora, Mexico, March 1886. image. Click for more information.
By C.S. (Camillus Sidney) Fly, circa March 1, 1886
6. Council between Gen. Crook and Geronimo, Caņon de los Embudos, Sonora, Mexico, March 1886.
C.S. Fly, Tombstone, AZ, was the photographic chronicler of Southeast Arizona in the 1880's. Photo courtesy of the Southwest Crossroads web page: http://www.southwestcrossroads.org/record.php?num=599

This is one of the best known photos of the last surrender of Geronimo and his remaining ~40 followers in March, 1886. Another in the series shows these last Apache holdouts gathered in front of the train they are about to board, destination Florida.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,593 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on .   6. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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