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Cochise County Markers
Arizona (Cochise County), Benson — Benson Jail1938 - 2006
These doors and windows were used to build a jail on the Northwest corner of Huachuca & 5th Street during April – May 1938. Needing jail material, Benson obtained approval to remove cell doors & windows from the no longer used jail in Courtland, AZ. Using these items the new jail was completed at a cost of $1,800.00. The walls were made of large rocks, metal rebar and concrete 12" thick. During the late 1940's Benson obtained approval to visit the old jail in Gleeson and removed . . . — Map (db m48508) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Benson — Benson Pioneer CemeteryKnown as "7th Street Cemetery" — 1881-1975
This land was deeded to the City of Benson as a cemetery by the Pacific Improvement Company, the California based land company of the Southern Pacific Railroad, in March 1929. Burial plots were sold to residents by the City of Benson and the cemetery continues to be maintained by the City. The first person buried was William McDonald, October 10, 1881. His grave is unmarked. The first marked grave is Charles H. Fullerton, buried October 13, 1883. The last burial was Nicholas Solis in 1975. . . . — Map (db m48512) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Benson — Council Rocks
Four miles southeast at Council Rocks Apache peace treaty with Cochise was ratified in 1872 Near Dragoon Springs on October 12, 1872, General O.O. Howard and Cochise, Chief of the Chiricahua Apache Indians, ratified a peace treaty ending years of warfare between that tribe and the white settlers. Cochise's stronghold was hidden deep in the Dragoon Mountains beyond. — Map (db m27877) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Benson — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Dec 14, 1846 Last camp on San Pedro Turned west toward Tucson Erected 1960 — Map (db m27878) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Brewery Gulch
In the early 1900's the rough edges of Bisbee's mining camps could be found here in notorious Brewery Gulch with its dozens of saloons, gambling halls and crib houses. The street got its name from a common activity in Bisbee's early days, represented by Muheim's Brewery building, which still stands today. The "Gulch" was also the location of the Bisbee Stock Exchange, making it the center of activity in more ways than one. One of the popular spots was St. Elmo Bar, the oldest bar in Bisbee, which is still in business to this day. — Map (db m28278) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Calumet and Arizona Mining Company Office Building
The Calumet and Arizona Mining Company developed a new town site in this area in 1905 to ensure the continued success of its mining interests. Using the "City Beautiful" model, the new town site – Warren – provided affordable housing. In 1909 this building was built by Calumet and Arizona Mining Company to house its main offices. In 1931 Phelps Dodge Corporation bought out the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company and this building was used by a variety of businesses. In 1974 the City . . . — Map (db m48574) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — City of Bisbee Warrior Memorial
The City of Bisbee honors by this memorial her warriors who died in defense of the principles of American Democracy against enemies of freedom in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the War in Vietnam that their patriotic sacrifice will be an inspiration to safe guard liberty in the United States forever. — Map (db m28279) WM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Copper Queen Plaza
The extent of the power and influence of the copper mining industry in Bisbee's early history is evident here in the Copper Queen Plaza. The buildings were built by the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, later to become Phelps Dodge Corporation, to serve the company's and community's needs; Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company Headquarters building (1897), Copper Queen Hotel (1902), Copper Queen Hospital (1914), Copper Queen Store (later rebuilt as the Phelps Dodge Mercantile Store) . . . — Map (db m28276) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Discovery of Ore
.......On this site in the year of 1877, Sgt. Jack Dunn, with a detail of the Tenth U.S. Cavalry pursuing renegade Apaches, discovered rich out croppings of copper & silver ore. The discovery led to the staking of the first mining claim & the subsequent development of the great southwest mining industry. The Glory Hole on this mountainside was the first mine developed here & was also used by the early settlers as a stronghold & sanctuary when the camp was threatened by Indian attack. — Map (db m48561) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Mule Pass
Front of obelisk Road Constructed by Prison Labor 1913-14 Board of Control Geo. W.P. Hunt Governor C. Callaghan Auditor U.R. Osburn Member R.E. Sims Supt of Prison Lamar Orb State Engineer Right side of obelisk Continental Divide Elev. 6030 Left side of obelisk Cochise County Board of Supervisors A. Hickey Chrmn WM. Riggs J. Rock — Map (db m48552) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Phelps Dodge General Office Building
This building was the general office for the Bisbee operations of Phelps Dodge Corporation from 1895 to 1961. In 1971 it was given to the City of Bisbee by Phelps Dodge and was designated as a National Historic Site by the National Park Service. The building has been converted to a civic center and mining and historical museum by the Bisbee Council on the Arts and Humanities. — Map (db m28275) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — The Lavender Pit
This open pit mine is named The Lavender Pit In honor of Harrison M. Lavender 1890 – 1952 Who as vice president and general manager of Phelps Dodge Corporation conceived and carried out this plan for making the hitherto unprofitable low grade copper bearing rock of the area into a commercial copper producing ore. His dynamic leadership, his comprehensive knowledge of all phases of mining will continue to be an inspiration to his fellow engineers. — Map (db m28281) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — The Warren Ball Park
Originally constructed of wood in 1908, the Warren Ball Park is the oldest in the state of Arizona and stands as testimony to Bisbee's rich heritage. The Warren Company, a subsidiary of the Calumet & Arizona and Pittsburgh & Superior Mining Companies, built the park at a cost of $5,000.00. The first backfield wall was inside the bleachers and stood at 380 feet. In 1930, the WPA re-built the park comprised of a cast-in-place concrete grandstand and wooden fence surrounding the outfield. The . . . — Map (db m48573) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — United States Border StationNaco, Arizona
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m28258) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Walter Douglas HouseArchitect: Henry C. Trost
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Built 1907 — Map (db m48562) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — Centennial of Chiricahua Apache/U.S. Cessation of Hostilities 1886
[Side 1: In English :] September 4-8, 1986, Arizonans marked the return of the Chiricahua Ex-Prisoners of War and their descendants in ceremonies that completed a spiritual circle. We remembered and reflected on the clash between National Expansion and the Chiricahua's determination to resist and remain free on their land, and on how so few could have so great and lasting impact on so many. Together we struggled with notions of equality and cultural differences and achieved a . . . — Map (db m42513) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — First Fort Bowie
To your right, a spur trail follows a military road 300 yards to the first Fort Bowie ruins. On July 28, 1862, a 100-man detachment of the 5th California Volunteer Infantry began construction of the primitive fort, completing it two weeks later. A four-foot-high stone wall surrounded a collection of tents and a stone guard house. The camp was named after Col. George Washington Bowie, the 5th Infantry commander. General James Carleton, commander of the Department of New Mexico, ordered . . . — Map (db m42004) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — Fort BowieNational Historic Site
A Regional Legacy Cochise. Geronimo. Though their reputations were fierce, the Chiricahua Apaches didn't stop explorers, prospectors, settlers, and merchants from Westward immigration. To establish a lifeline between the East and California, the Butterfield Overland Trail was built in 1858, directly through the heart of Apache Pass. But as the Apaches' land and lifestyle became threatened, they retaliated with attacks on traveling parties and raids on settlements. The Bascom Affair, a . . . — Map (db m37761) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — 086-352 — Old Fort BowieGuardian of Apache Pass
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. — Map (db m6994) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — Post Cemetery
The Post Cemetery predated the establishment of Fort Bowie, when soldiers of the California Column were interred here in 1862. The area was unfenced until 1878, when a four-foot adobe wall was erected to protect the graves from desecration by post livestock. In early 1885, a picket fence replaced the adobe wall and by 1887, headstones replaced the wooden headboards. Some simply read: "Unknown. Killed by Apaches." Of the most decorated was Medal of Honor recipient O.O. Spence. Also interred . . . — Map (db m68858) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — The Bascom Affair / Bascom-Cochise Meeting Site
The Bascom Affair On February 4, 1861, 2nd Lt. George Bascom, and his detachment of 54 men encamped two hundred yards east of here. Bascom’s mission was to find Cochise, recover a kidnapped boy and return livestock assumed taken by the Chiricahua Apaches. During the meeting with Cochise and members of his band, Bascom ordered Cochise held hostage until the boy and his livestock were returned. Knowing neither he, nor his people had committed the acts, the Apache chief was insulted . . . — Map (db m42008) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Cochise — Sulphur Springs
This valley owes its name to the two springs located one mile north of this monument. From 400 A.D. to 1450 A.D. Indigenous Indians farmed the region. Their bedrock mortar pits remain on the nearby hill. Later Chiricahua Apaches, Spaniards, Mexicans, Anglo-American immigrants and U.S. soldiers used the Springs as a camping ground. Between 1857 and 1878 several stage lines, including the Butterfield Overland Stage Company, operated a relay station here. In 1872, with Tom Jeffords as agent, the . . . — Map (db m37768) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Douglas International Airport
At this location on June 5, 1933, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, dedicated Douglas International Airport as the first international airport in the United States. Designed by J. P. Sexton as the first and only truly international airport in the Americas, Douglas International Airport began operations in 1929. The Douglas airfield was connected with the Agua Prieta, Mexico, airport by a common north-south runway. Early air travel between the . . . — Map (db m28357) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Douglas Police HeadquartersDouglas, Arizona
Elizabeth W. Ames, Mayor City Council Hector M. Salinas, Ward 1 Richard A. Arzate, Ward 2 Ramon H. Jordan, Ward 3 Harry F. Ames , Ward 4 Margaret Shannon, Ward 5 Rudy Quinonez, Ward 6 R. Delbert Self, City Manager Charles E. Austin, Chief of Police Albert N Hooper, Jr., Architect Price Woods, Inc., Contractor Paul Heidel, Superintendent Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built as the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad . . . — Map (db m28295) HM
Arizona (Cochise county), Douglas — Library Hall - The Douglas Public Library
Library Hall was built in 1901 and has served as a Town Hall, a Church, a School and a Library. The building was given to the City of Douglas in March, 1973, by the Phelps Dodge Corporation. — Map (db m28298) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Smith grave two mile south Buried Dec 7 1846 — Map (db m28294) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Longest infantry march on record Dec 6, 1846 — Map (db m28299) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
San Bernardino Ranch Rest Camp Dec 5 1846 — Map (db m28300) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon Battalion
Mormon Battalion Passed here in 1846 — Map (db m40693) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — San Bernardino Ranch
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1964 — Map (db m28301) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Dragoon — Confederate Graves at Dragoon Springs
On May 5, 1862, a Confederate foraging party rounding up cattle near the abandoned Butterfield Overland Mail Station battled a group of Apaches. The soldiers were members of Company A, Governor John R. Baylor's Regiment of Arizona Rangers, under the command of Captain Sherod Hunter. Captain Hunter's command was based at Tucson and engaged in operations against Union forces from California. Four of Hunter's men were killed, and the Apaches took 25 horses and 30 mules. It is unknown whether any . . . — Map (db m83149) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Dragoon — Dragoon Springs Stage StopLand of Legends — Coronado National Forest
The San Antonio and San Diego Mail Line began service across Arizona to the Pacific coast in July, 1857. Its route included a stop here near the Dragoon spring. The San Antonio Line was commonly known as the "Jackass Mail" because mules were used to pull the coaches, and passengers were packed on mule-back across the Colorado Desert. The Overland Mail Bill was passed by Congress in 1857 to begin twice weekly mail service between St. Louis and San Francisco. Construction of this station, . . . — Map (db m76940) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Camp John A. Rucker A Military OutpostStood on This Site 1878 - 1880
Lt. John A. Rucker, 6th Cav. U.S.A. perished in proximity in flooded White River July 11, 1878 attempting to save life of Lt. Austin Henely Also on this site 1884-1943 ranch headquarters of Gray - Hampe - Rak — Map (db m42057) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Camp Rucker and the Indian Scouts
Camp Supply served as the base for two companies of Indian Scouts: Company C commanded by 2nd Lieutenant John A. Rucker, and Company D led by 1st Lieutenant Austin Henely. Each Company included between 32 and 40 Scouts who enlisted for 6 months at a time. During the first few months of the Camp’s operation the nighttime chanting and singing of Henely’s Scouts resulted in complaints by enlisted soldiers. An order to relocate the Indian Scouts at least ¾ mile from Camp was subsequently issued. . . . — Map (db m42080) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Camp Rucker Timeline
June , 1876 - The Chiricahua Apache Indian Reservation is abolished. Apaches who are not relocated to other reservations are labeled renegades. Military patrols are sent throughout southeastern Arizona in search of them. March, 1878 - Camp Supply is established just north of the International Border near San Bernardino Ranch to provide supplies and assist patrols pursuing renegade Indians. The camp is poorly situated for grazing needs and the Governor of Sonora protests the . . . — Map (db m42087) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Chief Cochise
Greatest of Apache Warriors Died June 8, 1874 In this his favorite stronghold Interred secretly by his followers The exact place of burial was known to only One white man – his blood brother Thomas J. Jeffords — Map (db m37766) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Old Camp Rucker Ranch
Camp Rucker was a ranching headquarters for over 80 years. The first owner was Michael Gray, a Justice of the Peace in Tombstone, Arizona. He moved to Camp Rucker in 1883 under the privileges of a “Squatters Claim.” Gray was strongly committed to controlling Indian depredations and the loss of cattle from cattle rustling. With his family, he created Old Camp Rucker Ranch covering about 22,000 acres. Theodore Hampe, a German artist, and his wife Mathilde purchased . . . — Map (db m42077) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Soldiers Hole
During the Chiricahua Apache Campaign (1861-1886) cavalry troops on maneuvers camped here at a permanent source of water known as Soldiers Hole. W. C. Sanderson and Ambrose Lyall struck artesian water nearby in 1883. In 1892 a twelve-battery stamp mill was erected and a post office was established under the name "Descanso", meaning a haven of rest. A school was built which the Mormon settlers also used for their church. When the railroad by-passed Soldiers Hole in 1909, its . . . — Map (db m28363) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Gleeson — Historic Gleeson Jail1910 - Jail — Gleeson, Arizona
This jail, built in 1910, replaced a tiny wooden jail which once stood nearby. Constructed entirely of reinforced concrete, it has withstood a hundred years of weather, escape attempts, vandals, neglect, and pillagers (official and otherwise): It stands at the center of the town of Gleeson, whose populations at one time exceeded one thousand residents, stretching north for over a mile, and east-west along Gleeson Road as well. Primarily a mining town, Gleeson's fortunes largely rose and . . . — Map (db m64206) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Hereford — Lehner Mammoth Kill Site
At this location in 1952, a large bone bed was discovered containing the remains of extinct mammoth, tapir, bison and horse. Found with the bones were the weapons and tools of the Indians who had killed and butchered these animals. The bones and weapons date back 11,000 years. The discoverer of this bone bed was Ed Lehner, on whose ranch it was located. Ed had observed the bones eroding out of the banks of a side drainage of the San Pedro River near his home. In 1955 and 1956, . . . — Map (db m43633) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Hereford — The Coronado Expedition, 1540-42
Spanish: En el año 1539, recordando aún el anuncio de la conquista del imperio inca que occurrió en 1533, el virrey Antonio de Mendoza receloso pero con te a la vez, envió a un sacerdote para comprobar los rumres [rumores] sobre ricas ciudades no descubiertas. Casi diez años mas antes, un indio llamadó lejo [Tejo] informó de la existencia de siete ciudades tan grandes como la ciudad de Mexico, con talleres de platería en cada calle. Pero había que hacer un viaje de cuarenta . . . — Map (db m28255) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Huachuca City — Fort Huachuca(1877)
Situated on the southern route to the Pacific Ocean, it brought law and order to the Arizona Territory, protecting settlers, miners, travelers and immigrants. Its troops won the surrender of Geronimo. Generals Pershing and Wood served here. As the Army's electronic proving ground Huachuca alone of all our military posts remains on active status. — Map (db m27897) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Naco — Bisbee Golf Club
* USA * Work Program WPA Bisbee Golf Club Club House Erected A.D. 1936 In Cooperation With The City of Bisbee O.P. No. 65-2-81 — Map (db m48576) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Pearce — John Ringo
The remains of this noted gunman and outlaw lie here. A teamster traveling from West Turkey Creek found the body sitting in the fork of a nearby oak tree with a bullet hole in the right temple. A coroner's jury reported the death to be suicide, and Ringo was buried on the spot. There were others who viewed the body and maintained that the July 13, 1882, death of Ringo was murder. — Map (db m28365) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Pearce — Old Pearce Post Office
A Post Office was established in the Pearce Camp in 1896. At that time the Soto Bros and Chattman Store served as the first Post Office location with Thomas Chattman as the first appointed postmaster. The Post Office was later relocated to this adobe building. Gladys McLeod was the last post mistress to serve at this location. The Post Office was moved to the Sunsites area in 1967. — Map (db m64204) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Saint David — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Camp Dec 13 1846 Capt P.C. Merrill Returned to San Pedro 1877 Erected 1960 — Map (db m27880) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), San Simon — Geronimo Surrender Monument
"Near here Geronimo, last Apache Chieftain and Nachite with their followers surrendered on Sept. 6th 1886 to General Nelson A. Miles. U. S. Army. Lieutenant Chas. B. Gatewood with Kieta and Martine Apache scouts, risked their lives to enter the camp of the hostiles to present terms of surrender offered to them by General Miles. After two days Gatewood received the consent of Geronimo and Nachite to surrender. The surrender of Geronimo in Skeleton Canyon, on that historic day, forever . . . — Map (db m28355) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), San Simon — The San Simon Rest Area - Percy Jones, Jr.
Dedicated to the Engineering Achievements of Percy Jones, Jr. 1888 – Chief locating engineer who by sheer genius personally located more miles of Arizona highways than any other person. His college training in mining and geology combined with instincts as a pioneer desert traveler to give him uncanny abilities at pushing roads across virgin country. The spectacular drive through Salt River Canyon on U.S. 60 is considered a high point of this "born locator's" career. . . . — Map (db m37899) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), San Simon — The San Simon Rest Area - Percy Jones, Jr.
Dedicated to the Engineering Achievements of Percy Jones, Jr. 1888 – Chief locating engineer who by sheer genius personally located more miles of Arizona highways than any other person. His college training in mining and geology combined with instincts as a pioneer desert traveler to give him uncanny abilities at pushing roads across virgin country. The spectacular drive through Salt River Canyon on U.S. 60 is considered a high point of this "born locator's" career. . . . — Map (db m37900) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — "Unknown Soldiers"
In Memory of those who stood and fought, But names have been forgotten. May they rest in peace. — Map (db m28252) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Alvarado Hall
Built 1979 – 1980 Master Sergeant Lorenzo Alvarado 1893 – 1974 In memory of all Americans who served their country with valor and gallantry during World War I and World War II in the pursuit of freedom and liberty for all. — Map (db m49433) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Apache Scout Memorial
Eyes of the Army Presented by the Huachuca Museum Society 1995 Sculpted by Dan Bates — Map (db m28231) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Arizona Confederate Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam Arizona's Confederate Veterans Who sacrificed all in the struggle for independence & the constitutional right of self-government Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 Sons of Confederate Veterans — Map (db m68543) WM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Buffalo Soldier Legacy Plaza
Dedicated 23 April 2009 Honoring the stamina, courage, and tenacity of soldiers assigned to the 9th Cavalry Regiment • 10th Cavalry Regiment • 24th Infantry Regiment • 25th Infantry Regiment • 92nd Infantry Division • 93rd Infantry Division • 372nd Infantry Regiment (NG) Who Served with Distinction at Fort Huachuca 1892 – 1946 — Map (db m28201) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Carmichael Elementary School
Constructed in 1956, the William Carmichael Elementary School was the first school to be built in the new Sierra Vista School District. The school first opened its doors on September 5, 1956, with 16 classrooms for 500 children in grades Kindergarten through eight. Almost immediately, the Kindergarten was overflowing and some classes had to be moved to private residences across the street on School Drive. The ribbon to signify the opening of the school was cut by Margaret Carmichael in a . . . — Map (db m83848) HM
Arizona (Cochise county), Sierra Vista — Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post OfficeBill's Trading Post/G & M Stronghold Steakhouse — Daisy Mae's Steakhouse
335 North Garden Avenue Built in 1905 This is perhaps the oldest building still standing in Sierra Vista. Mr. John Reilly homesteaded the property and received the patent for the land in March of 1911. John Reilly and his wife Ellen sold the property to Margaret Ziegan in December of 1911. Margaret, who later married William Carmichael, then ran it as a store and post office. This building served as the post office when the community was called Overton; the name was later changed to . . . — Map (db m27895) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Carmichael House/Sierra Vista Realty
301 North Garden Avenue Built in 1927 The Carmichael House was built by William and Margaret Ziegan Carmichael on 131.05 acres. On December 11, 1911, Margaret, a single woman at the time, purchased the property from John and Ellen Reilly for $8,000. As the years passed, the Carmichael complex grew to include a windmill, water tower, outhouse, garage, and a storage area for tools. Just east of the house was a horse racing track. A vacant house was used as a riding stable. The original . . . — Map (db m27894) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Counter Intelligence Corp Memorial
In Memoriam Dedicated on the fifth day of August, the year 1962, to the eternal and glorious memory of those men of the Corps who made the supreme sacrifice while securing the blessings of liberty for the United States of America — Map (db m28233) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Fort Huachuca
Est. 1877 National Historic Landmark — Map (db m28232) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Ice Hall
Dedicated 9, July 1993 In honor of Command Sergeant Major Clovis D. Ice United States Army 1933 – 1991 CSM Ice was a pioneer in military intelligence, airborne and special forces operations. He was a principal developer of direct support tactical SIGINT operations and instrumental in the design of the MANPACK intercept equipment, which revolutionized SIGINT support to tactical commanders. A soldier's soldier, CSM Ice possessed tactical and technical proficiency . . . — Map (db m28234) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — La Casita Restaurant465 East Fry Boulevard — Built in 1937
This site is within the Oliver Fry 280-acre homestead, which was filed August 11, 1912; the patent (or deed) was received August 11, 1916. Erwin Fry, the second oldest of Oliver and Elizabeth Fry's ten children, became the owner of this site. In 1937 Erwin and his wife Lillian built this store, which was adjacent to their general store and post office. This building is one of the oldest standing buildings in the community. From 1937 into the 1950s, no accurate information exists about the use . . . — Map (db m27892) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
The Narrows Dec 12 1846 Battle of the Bulls Erected 1960 — Map (db m27882) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Mormon Battalion Campsite
Dec. 11, 1846 Herd of Wild Horses and Bulls Erected 1960 — Map (db m27884) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — POW/MIA MonumentMissing in Action in Cochise County
Sergeant William Wheeling Co. F, 1st Calif. Inf. 18 June 1862, Apache Pass Private Henry J. Dosher Co. I, 5th Calif. Inf. 4 May 1864, Doubtful Canyon Private Daniel S. Whitley Co. L, 1st Calif. Cav. 20 June 1864, Apache Pass Private George English Co. L, 1st Calif. Cav. 17 Febr. 1865, 15 miles east of Fort Buchanan Private John L. Jones Co. L, 1st Calif. Cav. 14 July 1865, Croton Spring. By remembering them, we honor all Cochise County . . . — Map (db m36775) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — RC – 12G Crazyhorse
The Crazyhorse system was fielded in 1985 to meet the need for a capability to locate unique electronic emissions in Central America. It consisted of three RC – 12G airframes converted from C – 12D aircraft by Sanders Associates, Inc. It was deployed to Honduras in 1986 to support U. S. Southern Command and Task Force BRAVO in counterinsurgency and counterdrug operations for the next nine years. The system was retired from service in 1998. — Map (db m29587) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — U. S. Army Mohawk (OV -1D)
The Mohawk is a high-performance, two-seat, observation aircraft made by the Grumman Corporation. The first model flew in 1959 and the last came off the production line in 1970. First deployed in 1962, it became the mainstay of Army aerial surveillance during the Vietnam War. Since then, it has always been at the forward edge of preparedness, patrolling uneasy borders with East Germany, Czechoslovakia, North Korea, and other danger spots in the world. During the 1991 Gulf War, Mohawks were . . . — Map (db m29588) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Union Soldiers Buried in Historic CemeterySouthern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
This cemetery holds the remains of 18 California Volunteers who died at Fort Lowell during the Civil War and a Civil War Veteran of the U.S. Colored Troops. Their graves are marked with a GAR star. Sgt. John C. McQuade - Co.B, 2 Calif. Calvary - July 12, 1862 • 1st Sgt. Elijah Perry - Co. A, 1 Calif. Calvary - Aug. 12, 1862 • Pvt. Jacob Smith • Co. G, 5 Calif. Infantry - Oct. 3, 1862 • Pvt. Samuel Riddle - Co. E, Calif. Infantry • Pct. George W. Ward - Co. B, Calif. Calvary • Pvt. . . . — Map (db m33745) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service ClubLandmark Restaurant
400 W. Fry Blvd. Built in 1942 Originally constructed as a USO Club on land purchased by the U.S. Government from Mrs. Margaret Carmichael for the sum of $1.00, this facility served military personnel during World War II. It was closed during periods when Fort Huachuca was deactivated but reopened in 1954 to serve again as an NCO Annex and an Army Service Club. The building was purchased by Tony Shaieb and Roger Barnett in 1975 and was subsequently remodeled and reopened as the . . . — Map (db m27893) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Wheel of Progress
Dedicated to the Arizona Mining, Sand and Gravel Industry by E.J. Cyr on 1/1/93 History: Built in 1905 by Ingersoll Rand for the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co. in Miami, Arizona to power a 150 ton air compressor. Antique wheel weighs 60,000 pounds Engineered and assembled by E.J. Cyr and Staff Shaft size 16" diameter Bearing size 8" Driven by: 3 HP electric motor with 2.2 RPM 1400 South Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona — Map (db m48595) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Bird Cage Theatre
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress. — Map (db m48526) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 1 — Boothill Graveyard1878-1884
This Tombstone Cemetery gives mute testimony to the hardships of Western frontier life. The people buried here were housewives, painted ladies, outlaws, gamblers, miners, business men and women, blacksmiths, cowboys and those "who died with their boots on". Among its occupants are Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank Mclaury of OK Corral gunfight fame, Dutch Annie, the "Queen of the Red Light District", Quong Kee and other famous and not so famous residents that contributed to Tombstones early history. . . . — Map (db m27926) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 18 — Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor1881
Bob Hatch and John Campbell opened a billiard parlor in 1880. Bob Hatch was a colorful character and an amateur thespian. It was said he kept a jar of frogs on the counter as their croaking helped him predict the weather. He followed the Earps to the famous gunfight, assisted in removing the gun from dying Billy Clanton's hand, and testified at the hearing. A few months later, he was playing a game of billiards with Morgan Earp when the back window was shattered by a gunshot and Morgan fell, . . . — Map (db m48516) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 14 — Can Can Restaurant1879
The Can Can Restaurant was established in 1879 by Quong Kee. It was one of Tombstone's best known restaurants. In 1886 it was purchased by John Henninger who turned it into a first class eating establishment. It had a number of proprietors until 1921. In 1928, it became the Piggly Wiggly Market. In 1945 a Dr. Paul Zin and Father Aull opened the Tombstone Medical Center in this building. It was a facility for the treatment of asthma and other respiratory ailments. It was very successful and . . . — Map (db m48513) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — City Marshall Virgil Earp
Virgil Earp was ambushed here and crippled for life as an aftermath of the OK battle-Dec 28, 1881 — Map (db m61873) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 15 — Cochise County Bank1881
The first business in Tombstone was opened on this corner by J.B. Allen. In 1879 it was purchased by Phillip Smith who opened the Pioneer Store and an agency of the Pima County Bank within the store. When Cochise County was established, Smith changed the name to the Cochise County Bank and erected a new adobe building. The interior boasted black walnut furnishings and a burglar proof safe with a time lock. After Smith went bankrupt, it became Cochise Hardware & Trading; Bunker Hill Mining Co.; . . . — Map (db m48514) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 33 — Curly Bill Brocius
Curly Bill Brocius killed Marshal Fred White here on October 28th, 1880. — Map (db m53408) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Edward Schieffelin1847-1897
The son of a miner, Ed learned everything about prospecting from his father, except how to strike it rich! For twenty years, Ed prospected the west. He tried the "regular life," but after 18 months remarked: "No better off than I was prospecting, and not half as well satisfied." He arrived at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains in March 1877 working as a supplier for the cavalry. Soldiers told Ed that all he would find would be his "tombstone or his graveyard" if he kept . . . — Map (db m27933) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Grand Army of the Republic MemorialTombstone, Arizona
Dedicated May 30, 1887 In Memory of the Comrades of Burnside Post G.A.R. — Map (db m33141) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 31 — M. Calisher General Store1879
M. Calisher was a California company that opened a store in Tombstone in 1879. They sold general merchandise as well as lumber. Eighteen year old David Calisher managed the store. He was a member of a grand jury that indicted William Claiborne for a shooting but was criticized for failure to indict the Earps and Doc Holliday after the gun fight. David incurred the ire of the community when a fire broke out in his store on a night when it had been announced the water would be shut off. Policemen . . . — Map (db m48528) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 28 — Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel
On December 28th of 1881 while crossing 5th St., Virgil Earp was ambushed and shot. Would be assassins hidden in a new building under construction opened fire with shotguns. Virgil was severely wounded. He survived, but lost the use of his left arm. Meyer's Brothers Clothing and the Huachuca Water Co. moved into the new building. Later it became a popular saloon called the Bucket of Blood. In 1909 it was remodeled into a tourist hotel. In 1928 it became the Owl Café and Tourist Hotel. The . . . — Map (db m48517) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 35 — Rose TreeMuseum
In 1934, Robert Ripley declares the Rose Bush the World's Largest in the Newspaper column "Believe it or Not". The fire of May 26th, 1882, destroyed the dwellings located here. In 1885, Mrs. Amelia Adamson built the Cochise House Hotel. That same year, Mrs. Adamson and Mrs. Mary Gee, a hotel guest, planted the rose bush in the hotel patio. The Rose bush had been sent to Mrs. Gee by a relative in Scotland. By 1909, the Cochise House was renamed as the Arcade Hotel and Annex. It was . . . — Map (db m93399) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Sacred Heart Church1881-1945
In 1881, Nellie Cashman aided in building an adobe structure which served as a combination church and rectory; the first Pastor was Father Emmanuel P. Schneider. Another church was built in 1882 and Bishop John B. Salpointe dedicated it in 1883. The present church was built in 1945. — Map (db m27916) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 38 — Southern Pacific Train Depot1903
The railroad reached Tucson in March of 1880. Richard Grid had a railroad spike crafted of solid silver from the Toughnut Mine. It was presented to the President of the Southern Pacific Railroad as an inducement to bring a railroad spur to Tombstone. The solid silver spike disappeared into the gentleman's collection and so did Tombstone's hopes for railroad service for many years. Spurs were built in Nogales, Benson, Contention and Fairbanks in the early 1800s and finally reached Tombstone in . . . — Map (db m53401) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — St. Paul's Episcopal ChurchBuilt on this site 1882
The First Protestant Church in Arizona Territory under the direction of Endicott Peabody who conducted the first services in this building on June 18, 1882. The structure is of hand formed adobe brick, stuccoed in 1970 to protect the adobe. The ceiling and roof were constructed of timber hauled in by ox carts from the Chiricahua Mountains and are still protecting this historic landmark. The stained glass windows, the pews, altar rail are all the originals unchanged over the years. The . . . — Map (db m27920) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 20 — The Grand HotelOpened in 1880
In September of 1880 a new adobe structure, the Grand Hotel, opened for business. It boasted all the luxury and comfort that 1880 had to offer. It displayed Brussels carpets, a black walnut baluster, walnut furniture and rare oil paintings. John Behan was a bartender here and it quickly became the Cowboys hangout. Among it's clients were the Clantons and McLaurys. The hotel burned in the 1882 fire that left only the adobe walls standing. After the fire a new building was erected that housed . . . — Map (db m48515) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 27 — The Oriental Saloon1880
The Oriental Saloon was opened in 1880 by Milton Joyce with the gaming concessions run by Lou Rickenbaugh. The Epitaph News described it as "the most elegantly furnished saloon this side of the Golden Gate". Wyatt Earp bought a share of the gaming tables. The Oriental became one of Tombstone's most notorious saloons due to several shooting deaths on the front walk. It was also the scene of confrontations, one involving gunfire, between Milt Joyce and Doc Holliday and later with Virgil Earp. The . . . — Map (db m48524) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Tombstone City HallOpened in 1882
Architect Frank Walker designed this building in Victorian style adapted to Western Territorial. It is constructed of fired red brick. It has been in continuous service since 1882 for Mayors, Marshals and official city offices. In the 1880s it housed the fire department's Rescue Hose Company #2. It was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1972. — Map (db m27918) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 36 — Tombstone Engine Co. No. 11881
The devastating fires of 1881 and 1882 brought major changes to the Tombstone Fire Department. A new fire station was completed in 1881, a new Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. was formed, and a new water source was obtained. Thirty six miles of fifteen inch pipe was laid to bring water from the Huachuca Mts. to Tombstone resulting in water pressure that would "blow down an adobe wall". Over the years, this building has had many uses including a museum, a theatre and a Senior Center. This is the original 1881 structure, worn, but still standing. — Map (db m53403) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Tombstone, Arizona"The Town Too Tough To Die"
In 1877 prospector Ed Schieffelin searched for silver in Apache land. He was told he would only find his own tombstone. Schieffelin ignored the advice. The result was a strike worth at least forty million dollars. This brought not only miners and businessmen, but gamblers, prostitutes and gunmen to the new town. The most famous gunfight in western history occurred at the OK Corral, October 26, 1881, when the Earps shot it out with the Clantons and the McLaurys. In 1882 the mines . . . — Map (db m48507) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Veterans Pioneers Settlers
In Memory of Unidentified Veterans Pioneers Settlers — Map (db m27924) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Erickson Family CemeterySacred To the Memory of These Pioneers
They came when only the brave dared come: They stayed where only the valiant could stay. Born in Sweden. Americans by choice - not by accident of birth, they loved their adopted country and served her well. Neil Served five years in the Army during the Indian Wars and then twenty five years as an officer in the United States Forest Service. Emma Sophia As wife, mother, friend, God's spirit was imbued within her. Perils of Indian warfare, incessant toil and loneliness of a . . . — Map (db m28368) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Faraway Ranch
Faraway Ranch represents a transition from the wild, unsettled frontier to a peaceful cattle and guest ranch of the 20th century. ————————— In 1887, shortly after the final surrender of Geronimo, Neil and Emma Erickson set up a homestead here. When Neil became the first ranger of the Chiricahua Forest Reserve, Faraway Ranch served as his headquarters for several years. Life at Faraway Ranch centered around cattle, but . . . — Map (db m28370) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Headquarters Saloon
It was at this location the Headquarters Saloon stood from the 1890's until it burned down in 1940. Warren Earp was shot and killed at the Saloon on July 6, 1900. — Map (db m28179) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — In Memory of Lt. Robert G. WestlundUnited States Air Force
On 30 December, 1951, during a routine training flight from Merced, California, to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Lt. Robert G. Westlund lost his life when his F-51 "Mustang" fighter plane crashed near Sunset Peak in the Galiuro Mountains northwest of Wilcox. A combat veteran of the European theatre of Would War II, Lt. Westlund was dedicated officer and a decorated fighter pilot. The wreckage was removed from the mountainside in 1991, one day another "Mustang" will take to the skies. . . . — Map (db m28414) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — 6 — Palace Saloon and Pool Hall, 1905
Earliest panel brick style commercial building in Willcox. Was a meat market during prohibition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m28175) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Railroad Avenue
Railroad Avenue became the Commercial center for the growth of Willcox and the Sulpher Springs Valley from the time of the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad through the area in 1880. — Map (db m28174) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Rex Allen Memorial
[Marker mounted to the left of sculpture:] Born December 31, 1920 to Horace and Faye Allen in Willcox, Rex Elvie Allen was cross-eyed at birth. As a young boy, Rex sang in the barber shop on this very street. He and his Dad played for dances and rodeos in the 30's and he excelled in glee clubs and church choirs. Rex left home determined to find his place in the career he loved – music. In 1945 at WLS Radio in Chicago, he gained nationwide popularity on "The National . . . — Map (db m28199) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — The Ericksons: Pioneer Settlers
"Sacred to the memory of these pioneers, they came when only the brave dared come: they stayed where only the valiant could stay." Lillian Erickson Riggs Swedish immigrants, Neil and Emma Erickson married in 1887 and established a homestead not far from here. Known as Faraway Ranch, it was one of the first permanent settlements in this area. The ranch is located about a mile east of here along the park road. The Ericksons' first child, Lillian, was born at Fort Bowie. . . . — Map (db m28366) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — 1 — The Schwertner House, 1880
Built by Delso Smith as an Army Officer reception center during the Indian wars. Bought by Mr. Schwertner in 1893 and donated to the local Historic Society in 1980. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m28418) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, 1880
This is the only remaining original redwood frame Southern Pacific R.R. Station in Arizona. It is also the only known, original, on site, passenger depot still extant on the Southern – Trans – Continental Railroad route, between Los Angeles and Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m28180) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — The Toggery, 1925
Built by Thomas A. Huffman. The Toggery was originally constructed as a single unit and later Mr. Huffman built the adjacent building. Huffman's Toggery was established in 1916 as part of the Commercial Development of Willcox. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m28200) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — The Willcox Women's Community Center
Was constructed by P. Howard Pregenzer and crew In Memory of P. Howard Pregenzer 1894-1980 Resident of Willcox, Arizona 1927-1980 Construction began in 1934 and completed in 1936 Construction sponsored by the City of Willcox, Arizona in year 1936 United States of America work project administration (WPA) Construction project O. P. No. 65-2-166 — Map (db m28415) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — 8 — Willcox Commercial Hotel, 1916
Primarily used as headquarters for traveling salesmen using the Southern Pacific R .R. for transportation. Restored in 1987 by the Brown Family to be used as an ice cream parlor and office suites. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m28173) HM
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