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Camp Verde in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Officers’ Row

Fort Verde, Arizona Territory

 
 
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
1. Officers’ Row Marker
Inscription.  

The Civil War has ended, the country opens up for expansion in the West, and conflicts of a different nature face the L.L.S. Military. The Indian Wars of the 1870s-1880s brought soldiers to Arizona to protect the settlers and brought challenges to the families who accompanied them.

Originally Fort Verde consisted of twenty-two buildings that surrounded the parade grounds and extended all the way to present day Main Street to the west. Along the cast side where you stand is the Officers’ Quarters. Three of these original five buildings stand ready for your visit. These homes are furnished to reflect the time period of 1870-1890 when the military and these families lived here.
 
Erected by Fort Verde State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 34° 33.874′ N, 111° 51.121′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on E Hollamon Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Officers’ Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
2. Officers’ Row Marker
Fort Verde, looking northeast circa. 1880
Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 E Hollamon Street, Camp Verde AZ 86322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Married Officers' Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Fort Verde State Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagpole & Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Site of Married Officers’ Quarters (about 400 feet away); Surgeon’s Quarters (about 500 feet away); Wales Arnold (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Verde.
 
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
3. Officers’ Row Marker
Officers Row looking north with Commanding Officers Quarters in foreground circa. 1881-1891
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
4. Officers’ Row Marker
Hunting Party at Fort Verde, April 2, 1887 From Left to right: 1st Lt. M.F. Eggleston, Private William Johnson, Chief Packer Charles Ryall, Major E.K. Otey, 2nd Lt. W.H. Smith, and Dr. Edgar A. Mearns, Post Surgeon.
Officers’ Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
5. Officers’ Row Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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