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Camp Verde in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

“0” Mile Post General Crook Trail

 
 
"0" Mile Post General Crook Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 22, 2010
1. "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail Marker
Inscription. The Crook Road begins at this point with the first in a series of mile markers across the Mogollon Rim segment of the military supply trail connecting Forts Whipple, Verde and Apache. Reconnoitered in 1871 by General George Crook with a small detachment of cavalry, the route was 100 miles shorter than earlier trails and opened the rugged Rim country to tactical operations. The Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, re-marked the road in 1975-76 as a Bicentennial project. In 1978 it was designated Arizona's first Historic Trail.
 
Erected 1981 by Arizona State Parks Board and Arizonal Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 33.851′ N, 111° 51.118′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from East Hollamon Street 0.3 miles from North Montezuma Well Road (Arizona Route 260). Touch for map. Located at Fort Verde State Park. Take State Route 260 to the Center of Camp Verde. There is a "Y." This is South Main Street heading north toward the Verde River. The road name is not apparent. There is a sign for Fort Verde State Park. Take the South Main Street fork, travel about .5 mile to East Hollaman Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East Hollamon Street, Camp Verde AZ 86322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
"0" Mile Post General Crook Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 22, 2010
2. "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail Monument
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (here, next to this marker); Fort Verde State Historic Park (here, next to this marker); Wales Arnold (approx. mile away); Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Verde (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lifeline / Prehistoric Produce (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Neighborhood / Mysterious Departures (approx. 3.3 miles away); The People Next Door (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Verde.
 
More about this marker. There is another segment of trail from Fort Apache to Fort San Carlos. Ray "Burger" Stevens, San Carlos Apache, pointed it out to me some years ago. That trace in places gives one appreciation for what humans, horses and well-built wagons can accomplish.
 
Also see . . .
1. The General Crook Trail. Coconino National Forest website gives the history of the trail with added photos, hiking information and a trail map of a section of the trail. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.) 

2. Fort Verde State Historic Park. The state parks website gives the history and activities of the Fort along with a video. Allow 8 minutes for watching. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Verde Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 22, 2010
3. Fort Verde Headquarters
Fort Verde Parade Ground, El Nino Year, 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
4. Fort Verde Parade Ground, El Nino Year, 2010
Fort Verde State Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
5. Fort Verde State Historical Park Marker
Governor Jack Williams
Arizona State Parks Board
A.C. Williams Chairman

Duane Miller Dell Trailor Ricki Rarick Ralph G. Burgbacher B. Marc Neal Andrew L. Bettwy

Dennis McCarthy, Director
1970
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,275 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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