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Near Happy Jack in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

General Crook Trail

 
 
General Crook Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
1. General Crook Trail Marker
Inscription.  Under the direction of General George Crook this trail was built in the early 1870's. Starting at Fort Whipple, it winds down to Fort Verde then eastward across the Mogollon Rim to Fort Apache covering 200 miles. It was used as a supply route by wagons and pack animals and as a tactical road by the cavalry during the Apache Indian Campaign. A few old trees and rocks can still be seen with original blazes which mark the mileage from various Forts. Many landmark names come from the mileage such as Thirteen Mile Rock and Twentynine Mile Lake.
 
Erected by Coconino National Forest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 34° 27.244′ N, 111° 22.851′ W. Marker is near Happy Jack, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Rim Road (Forest Road 300), 1.2 miles east of Arizona Route 87, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Happy Jack AZ 86024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. A different marker also named General Crook Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Pine Community Center Historic District (approx. 6.3 miles away); Camp Verde Arizona to Payson Arizona Mail Trail (approx. 6.3 miles away); Battle of Big Dry Wash (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Strawberry School (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Dude Fire (approx. 10.1 miles away); These Trees Planted in Memory of the Firefighters Who Died in the Dude Fire June 26, 1990 (approx. 10.1 miles away); Shoofly Village Ruin (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Happy Jack.
 
Regarding General Crook Trail. Today’s Rim Road parallels Crook’s Trail in some areas and overlaps it in others.
 
General Crook Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
2. General Crook Trail Marker
General Crook Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
3. General Crook Trail Marker
General Crook Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
4. General Crook Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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