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Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Parade Ground

 
 
Parade Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Parade Ground Marker
Inscription. This large open field between Officers' Row and the enlisted men's Barracks Row was used by the army for drill practice, training, and review. When called to action, troops would assemble here prior to departure. It also provided a prime location for baseball games and other athletic competitions held between different units stationed at the fort.

Reduced somewhat by the construction of the girls' dormitory, the Parade Ground continued this latter service as it became the athletic field for the Theodore Roosevelt School.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 33° 47.477′ N, 109° 59.364′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on General Crook Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (a few steps from this marker); B.I.A. Club House (105) (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain's Quarters (102 and 103)
Parade Ground and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Parade Ground and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (106) (within shouting distance of this marker); Girls' Dormitory (120) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 400 feet away); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (about 500 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Apache.
 
More about this marker. All visitors to Fort Apache Historic Park must first register and pay admission at Culture Center, just to the left as you enter the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe gives the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 

2. Fort Apache. The Fort Apache Heritage Foundation Inc. history page. (Submitted on March 18, 2011.) 
 
Categories. EducationForts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
5th Calvary at Fort Apache, circa 1903.

Arizona Historical Society #48751.
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photo Displayed on Marker
A ball game at Fort Apache, circa 1919.

Nohwike' Bagowa Collection
5th Cavalry at Parade Ground image. Click for full size.
circa 1903
5. 5th Cavalry at Parade Ground
Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson #48753
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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