Camp Verde in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
“0” Mile Post General Crook Trail
Erected 1981 by Arizona State Parks Board and Arizonal Historical Society.
Location. 34° 33.851′ N, 111° 51.118′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from East Hollamon Street 0.3 miles from North Montezuma Well Road (Arizona Route 260). Click for map. Located at Fort Verde State Park. Take State Route 260 to the Center of Camp Verde. There is a "Y." This is South Main Street heading north toward the Verde River. The road name is not apparent. There is a sign for Fort Verde State Park. Take the South Main Street fork, travel about .5 mile to East Hollaman Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East Hollamon Street, Camp Verde AZ 86322, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (here, next to this marker); Fort Verde State Historic Park (here, next to this marker); Wales Arnold (approx. ¼ mile away); Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Verde (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lifeline / Prehistoric Produce (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Neighborhood / Mysterious Departures (approx. 3.3 miles away); The People Next Door (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camp Verde.
More about this marker. There is another segment of trail from Fort Apache to Fort San Carlos. Ray "Burger" Stevens, San Carlos Apache, pointed it out to me some years ago. That trace in places gives one appreciation for what humans, horses and well-built wagons can accomplish.
Also see . . .
1. The General Crook Trail. Coconino National Forest website gives the history of the trail with added photos, hiking information and a trail map of a section of the trail. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
2. Fort Verde State Historic Park. The state parks website gives the history and activities of the Fort along with a video. Allow 8 minutes for watching. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
Categories. • Military • Roads & Vehicles • Wars, US Indian •
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