March 26, 2010
Fort Bowie: The slumped adobe ruins of Fort Bowie sit in the heart of the Chiricahua Mountains. The Army built the fort during its long war with Cochise and his Chiricahua Apache to control Apache Springs, the only reliable water within 30 miles to water horses for the Butterfield Stage Line.
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Cruel and generous, Chiricahua Mountains have seen a rich and violent history — human and otherwise
If the Chiricahua Mountains took human form, they’d be a creative, enigmatic, tobacco-spitting, bare-knuckled, hard-living holy man — brimming with explosive life, bitter insight, raucous laughter, deep silence, fresh joy and old sorrows.