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Bowie in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Fort Bowie

Guardian of Apache Pass

 
 
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By Julie Szabo, February 13, 2008
1. Old Fort Bowie Marker
Inscription. Established 1862 following the Battle of Apache Pass, largest conflict in Arizona Indian Wars. Massed Apaches under Cochise and Mangas Coloradas were routed by howitzers fired by California Volunteers attacked in the pass. Fort Bowie overlooked only spring for miles. (Marker Number 086-352.)
 
Location. 32° 19.531′ N, 109° 29.069′ W. Marker is in Bowie, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on I-10 Extension (Interstate 10), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Welker-Scott Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie AZ 85605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Bowie (a few steps from this marker); Centennial of Chiricahua Apache/U.S. Cessation of Hostilities 1886 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Apache Pass - A Corridor Through Time (approx. 11.8 miles away); Mining Cabin (approx. 11.9 miles away); Apache Pass (approx. 12 miles away); Parke Camp Site (approx. 12.2 miles away); The Bascom Affair (approx. 12.3 miles away); Bascom-Cochise Meeting Site (approx. 12.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowie.
 
More about this marker. Just off the road, facing south.
 
Also see . . .
Old Fort Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 13, 2008
2. Old Fort Bowie Marker
See Nearby Marker Fort Bowie for information displayed on the kiosk seen in the background.

1. Arizona Legends, Fort Bowie National Historic Site. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Fort Bowie National Historic Site. National Park Service website for Fort Bowie. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNatural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Old Fort Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Old Fort Bowie Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,167 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the Old Fort Bowie ruins. • Can you help?
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