Near Bowie in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
With the expansion of the Fort Bowie Military Reservation in November 1877, all mining activity in Apache Pass was prohibited. The early 20th century witnessed a reactivation of old claims and establishment of new mines throughout the Pass.
This ruin, from the later period, was the home of Jesse L. Millsap (1863-1929) a local prospector and well digger. For years this structure had been unidentified until a park visitor said that as a boy he rode with his dad, in a Model-T Ford, to visit his uncle at this cabin.
Millsap perished when a dynamite charge exploded below him while digging a well. He is interred in the Bowie Cemetery, 15 miles north of here.
Location. 32° 9.336′ N, 109° 27.147′ W. Marker is near Bowie, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Fort Bowie Trail 0.1 miles south of Apache Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is located along the trail at the Fort Bowie National Historic Site. From Bowie, AZ. drive
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apache Pass - A Corridor Through Time (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parke Camp Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bascom Affair (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bascom-Cochise Meeting Site (approx. half a mile away); The Stage Station Ruin (approx. half a mile away); The Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. half a mile away); Post Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Chiricahua Apache Indian Agency (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.