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Crook’s Road enabled cavalry units from several posts to converge and chase renegade Apaches a mile north to Clear Creek, where ensued the Battle of Big Dry Wash. This monument on the spot lists the soldiers and scouts who participated in the battle. Each mile was marked on the trail from Camp Verde to Camp Apache by the soldiers under General George Crook.

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Chapter 10: Crook Military Road

A bold move had to be taken by the United States Army in 1871 to curb Apache raids on white settlements and ranches.


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