Near Patagonia in Santa Cruz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
John Ward's Ranch
Erected 1991 by Interested Residents of the Region and Arizona Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 31° 30.686′ N, 110° 47.908′ W. Marker is near Patagonia, Arizona, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Patagonia Highway (Arizona Route 82 at milepost 16), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patagonia AZ 85624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Cady Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Patagonia Depot (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mowry Mine (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mission Guevavi (approx. 9.3 miles away); Camp Crittenden (approx. 11.8 miles away); Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino SJ (approx. 13˝ miles away); Grand Ave - Frank Reed School (approx. 13.6 miles away); Camp Stephen D. Little (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Patagonia.
More about this marker. Marker is damaged with what appears to be bullet holes.
Regarding John Ward's Ranch. There is additonal newer information about the the Bascom Affair that appears to discredit the officers' account of this historic episode.
Also see . . . The Bascom Affair, Apache Pass - February 4, 1861. "One day in October, 1860, Apache Indians raided the ranch of John Ward on Sonoita Creek, plundered his house, took his son Mickey Free, and ran off all of his stock." (Submitted on November 8, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Bascom Affair
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Tim Mello of Patagonia, Arizona. This page has been viewed 5,163 times since then and 499 times this year. Last updated on November 12, 2009, by Tim Mello of Patagonia, Arizona. Photos: 1. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Tim Mello of Patagonia, Arizona. 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.