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Bowie in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Fort Bowie

Guardian of Apache Pass

 
 
Old Fort Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 13, 2008
1. Old Fort Bowie Marker
Inscription.  

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. (Marker Number 086-352.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNatural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 32° 19.531′ N, 109° 29.069′ W. Marker is in Bowie, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on I-10 Extension (Interstate 10), on the left when traveling east. Located in Welker-Scott Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie AZ 85605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Bowie (a few steps from this marker); Centennial of Chiricahua Apache/U.S. Cessation of Hostilities 1886 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Apache Pass - A Corridor Through Time (approx. 11.8 miles away); Mining Cabin (approx. 11.9
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miles away); Apache Pass (approx. 12 miles away); Parke Camp Site (approx. 12.2 miles away); The Bascom Affair (approx. 12.3 miles away); Bascom-Cochise Meeting Site (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
 
More about this marker. Just off the road, facing south.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Bowie, Arizona National Historic Site. Legends of America entry (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Fort Bowie National Historic Site. National Park Service website for Fort Bowie. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Old Fort Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 13, 2008
2. Old Fort Bowie Marker
See Nearby Marker Fort Bowie for information displayed on the kiosk seen in the background.
Old Fort Bowie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Old Fort Bowie Marker
Cavalry Barracks at Fort Bowie image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
4. Cavalry Barracks at Fort Bowie
Fort Bowie ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
5. Fort Bowie ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,575 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   3. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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