Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
First Commanding Oﬃcer's Quarters (101)
The log quarters leaked and were drafty, and were gradually replaced by frame, and then in some cases, stone buildings. This cabin continued to be used as housing for junior officers throughout the Fort period. In the 1920's and '30s the cabin housed teachers for the Theodore Roosevelt School, and later was the home of the tribal trapper.
In 1969 the log cabin became the first home of the White Mountain Apache Tribe's Cultural Center and Museum. It was restored in 1994.
Erected by Fort Apache Historical Park, White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Location. 33° 47.46′ N, 109° 59.457′ Click for map. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barracks Row (about 400 feet away); Girls' Dormitory (120) (about 500 feet away); Parade Ground (about 500 feet away); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (about 500 feet away); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 600 feet away); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 600 feet away); Officer's Quarters (106) (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Apache.
More about this marker. All visitors to Fort Apache Historic Park must first register and pay admission at the Culture Center, just to the left as you enter the park.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Apache Historic Park. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Commanding Officer's Quarters - General Crook's Log Cabin. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Commanding Officer's Quarters, (Submitted on October 10, 2010.)
3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe gives the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.