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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Lowell

 
 
Fort Lowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
1. Fort Lowell Marker
Inscription. Largest of the early Arizona military installations this was the supply base for military posts in southern Arizona during the long warfare against the Apaches. Built in 1873, it was Gen. Nelson A. Miles' headquarters in the final campaign against Geronimo, and was abandoned in 1891.
 
Erected by Presented by Head Camp Woodmen of the World.
 
Location. 32° 15.573′ N, 110° 52.503′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on Craycroft Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on east side of Craycroft Road at entrance to Fort Lowell Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 North Craycroft Road, Tucson AZ 85712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Lowell Flagstaff (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chief Trumpeter (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (about 500 feet away); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (about 500 feet away); Post Hospital (about 500 feet away); Headquarter's Buildings (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Fort Lowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
2. Fort Lowell Marker
Officer's quarters can be seen behind marker
 The Basis of the Apache Wars. An essay detailing the Apache Wars in Arizona. (Submitted on January 4, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Lowell Officers Quarters Front Entrance Detail image. Click for full size.
By Donald W. Dickensheets, Photographer, circa July 6, 1940
3. Fort Lowell Officers Quarters Front Entrance Detail
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS ARIZ,10-TUCSO.V,2-A-
Fort Lowell Hospital Ruins image. Click for more information.
By Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer, circa 1937
4. Fort Lowell Hospital Ruins
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
HABS ARIZ,10-TUCSO.V,2-C-

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Fort Lowell Officer's Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
5. Fort Lowell Officer's Quarters
Fort Lowell Officer's Quarters on west side of Craycroft Road
 
 
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