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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cady Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Patagonia Depot (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mowry Mine (approx. 3.4 miles away); Camp Crittenden (approx. 11.8 miles away); Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino SJ Grand Ave - Frank Reed School (approx. 13.6 miles away); Camp Stephen D. Little (approx. 13.9 miles away); Sonoita Quarter Horse Show and Races (approx. 14.2 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 . . .
1. 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.)
2. The Bascom Incident. (Submitted on November 8, 2009.)
3. George Bascom & Cochise, The Bascom Affair. Well researched, well-written account of this episode in local history, giving a balance to the distorted stories about Cochise. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Tim Mello of Patagonia, Arizona.)
4. The Apaches-Paths To War. Just (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Tim Mello of Patagonia, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Bascom Affair
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Tim Mello of Patagonia, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,000 times since then and 133 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.