Near Sonoita in Santa Cruz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1968 by Arizona Highway Department.
Location. 31° 39.522′ N, 110° 41.826′ W. Marker is near Sonoita, Arizona, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Arizona Route 82 at milepost 29.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sonoita AZ 85637, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sonoita Quarter Horse Show and Races (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mowry Mine (approx. 8.8 miles away); Patagonia Depot (approx. 8.8 miles away); Cady Hall (approx. 8.9 miles away); Historic Empire Ranch Hired Manís House – Who Lived Here?/Historic Preservation of the Hired Manís House (approx. 9.4 miles away); Home for Ranch Families (approx. 9Ĺ miles away); Boy Scout Memorial (approx. 11 miles away).
Also see . . . Official Report - Circumstances Attending the Death of Lieut. Cushing. A July 5, 1871 Article from the New York Times (Submitted on February 3, 2010.)
1. Camp Crittenden (1867-1873)
Named for Colonel Thomas L. Crittenden, who commanded the 32nd Infantry at the battles of Shiloh, Stone River, and Chickamauga during the Civil War, the fort was established on August 10, 1867. Located at the head of Davidson Canyon, just west of present-day Sonoita, Arizona, Camp Crittenden was built adjacent to the site of Fort Buchanan. The purpose of the fort was to protect settlers in the Babocomar, Sonoita, and Santa Cruz Valleys, and saw much action during the Apache Wars especially between the years 1870 and 1871. The fort was closed on June 1, 1873. Very little remains of this post; mostly crumbling adobe and mounds of earth that were once barracks walls. It is located on private land in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
— Submitted February 3, 2010.
Categories. • Military • Wars, US Indian •
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