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Near Happy Jack in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Battle of Big Dry Wash
 
Battle of Big Dry Wash Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
1. Battle of Big Dry Wash Marker
 
Inscription. Seven miles north of this point a band of Apache Indians were defeated by United States troops on July 17, 1882. A group of tribesmen from the San Carlos Apache reservation had attacked some ranches in the vicinity, killing several settlers. Cavalry and Indian scouts were immediately sent into the field in search of the hostiles. Five troops of cavalry and one troop of Indian scouts converged on the Apaches, surrounding them at the Big Dry Wash. The resistance of the Indians was broken after four hours of stubborn fighting. The casualties numbered two soldiers and more than twenty Apaches.
 
Location. 34° 27.242′ N, 111° 15.04′ W. Marker is near Happy Jack, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Rim Road (Forest Road 300) 12 miles east of Arizona Route 87, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Happy Jack AZ 86024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Crook Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); These Trees Planted in Memory of the Firefighters Who Died in the Dude Fire June 26, 1990 (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Dude Fire (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named General Crook Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away); Shoofly Village Ruin (approx. 11.5 miles away); C.C.C. Co. 807 (approx. 12.3 miles away); Camp Verde Arizona to Payson Arizona Mail Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Battle of Big Dry Wash Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
2. Battle of Big Dry Wash Marker
 
 
Battle of Big Dry Wash Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
3. Battle of Big Dry Wash Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 226 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
 
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