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The tribe has converted the collection of sandstone officer’s quarters and boarding school buildings into a cultural center, including a museum and the replica of a traditional Apache village.

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Tribe reclaims Fort Apache history

Ruins of a tragic history transformed into cultural insight

A fascinating bit of complicated, tragic, triumphant history lies at the end of an hour-long drive from Payson, which ambles up scenic Highway 260 to the White Mountain Apache Reservation through some of the most scenic parts of the state.

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