Learning History at Fort Bowie National Historic Park (#6/419)
In this video we visit Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Arizona. This 19th-century military outpost is situated in far southeastern Arizona, about 30 miles east of Wilcox, AZ. Having driven down from near Silver City, NM, we chose to stay the night before at Mountain View RV Park in Bowie, AZ - about 10 miles north of Fort Bowie National Historic Site.
As our first National Historic Site on our journey so far, we were looking forward to learning more about the history of the area - both being from Europe, we have a lot to learn about American history and what better way to learn than to visit sites like these?
Here we also found the Butterfield Overland Mail route, for which we also saw a monument at Guadalupe Peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park (see video here:
Fort Bowie National Historic Site was unit #6 out of #419 on our journey to visit them all. See a detailed write up here:
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Fort Bowie, Arizona and the Chiricahua Apaches
A tour of the ruins of Fort Bowie, Arizona and its history with the Chiricahua Apaches.
Fort Bowie Hike. Fort Bowie Arizona.
This video shows the hike to Fort Bowie in South East Arizona.
Chiricahua National Monument & Fort Bowie, Arizona Produced by Erick F Dircks
Chiricahua National Monument AZ. Arriving at the Chiricahua Visitor Center, we were greeted by several friendly, and helpful women running the center. They told us about several beautiful spots, marked them on our map, and out the door we went to explore the park. We didn't have to drive far before eye candy was everywhere. Stopping to take a few photos, a couple of blue feathered birds decided to pose for me. I got within three feet of the male, and Randy started calling to it. To our surprise, it was entertaining him, and couldn't take enough photos of him. About halfway through the park, Randy noticed the gas gauge sitting on a quarter of gas. Somehow we managed to finish what we set out to do in Chiricahua, and still managed to see Fort Bowie. That was an experience in and of it's self. We did manage to see the Fort through a pipe embedded in a post, but being short on gas, opted not to take the 2 mile trek to it, getting gas was more important. Filled the hungry gas tank on our way to Safford, AZ. to eat out. Getting back to camp, we decided to spend some time sitting in the park's Hot Springs, and met Larry & Mary. They were have been RVing for many years, and gave Laureen & Randy many tips. Mary told them they didn't have to reinvent the wheel, and that there were many people on the internet willing to share their knowledge. Hi, Ho, It's Off To Bed I Go!!
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Fort Bowie National Historic Site | Wikipedia audio article
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Fort Bowie National Historic Site
00:01:18 1 History
00:03:17 1.1 Commanders
00:03:39 1.2 Garrisons of Fort Bowie
00:04:25 2 Fort Bowie today
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Fort Bowie was a 19th-century outpost of the United States Army located in southeastern Arizona near the present day town of Willcox, Arizona. The remaining buildings and site are now protected as Fort Bowie National Historic Site.
Fort Bowie was established by the California Volunteers in 1862 after a series of engagements between the California Column and the Chiricahua Apaches. The most violent of which was the Battle of Apache Pass in July 1862. The fort was named in honor of Colonel George Washington Bowie commander of the 5th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry who first established the fort. The first Fort Bowie resembled a temporary camp rather than a permanent army post. In 1868, a second, more substantial Fort Bowie was built which included adobe barracks, houses, corrals, a trading post, and a hospital. The second Fort Bowie was built on a plateau about 500 yards (460 m) to the east of the first site. For more than 30 years Fort Bowie and Apache Pass were the focal point of military operations eventually culminating in the surrender of Geronimo in 1886 and the banishment of the Chiricahuas to Florida and Alabama. The fort was abandoned in 1894.
A walk to Old Fort Bowie Arizona.
The fort was first established by the California Column of Volunteers on its way to New Mexico when a detachment was sent to protect the spring at Puerto de Dado. This is the fort where field artillery was first used against the Apache at the Battle of Apache Pass in June of 1862. It became the focal point of operation against Geronimo and the Apache. From 1867-1886 there were constant skirmishes with the Apache renegades Victorio, Nana, Juh, Geronimo, Loco, and Natchez.2. Visit BISBEE CITY LIMITS at;
I-10 East, Willcox, Arizona to US-191 North, Bowie, AZ & Rambo's Hometown, 14 July 2019 GX030883
I-10 East, Willcox, Arizona to US-191 North, Bowie, Arizona & Rambo's Hometown, 14 July 2019 GX030883
I-10 East, Old Stewart Ramp, Business 10, Exit 344, Willcox, Arizona, 14 July, 2019, US-191, US-191 North, Bowie, Arizona, Rambo's Hometown,
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Everyday life at Fort Bowie, Arizona( featuring Sgt. Dusty (HA-HA)!?
Here is a tour of the museum at Fort Bowie National Historic Site.Pardon the shaky camera but if you can pause at certain points you can read what's going on. Remember the men and women who served here and thanks for thinking this video important enough to watch. ALSO-support your National Park Service and encourage your family and friends to do the same! Thanks again!
Ruins of Fort Bowie,Arizona -walking tour
It was really windy that day as it usually is until its really hot! The fort was not friendly to anyone less than hardy!
Fort Phil Kearny
Fort Phil Kearny was built on a low bench between the Piney and Little Piney creeks.
Chiricahua National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument south east of Tucson is an imposing landscape that encompasses nearly 12,000 acres and is home to various natural and historical attractions. Staff members, visitors and others including William Ascarza say the area is worth visiting because of its many attributes. Ascarza is the author of “Chiricahua Mountains – History and Nature” which was published in 2014. The monument is described as a “Wonderland of Rocks” and includes an 8-mile scenic drive as well as historical buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and early residents.
Producer: Tony Paniagua
Videographer/Editor: Steve Riggs
Wonderland of Rocks | Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona
Known as the “Wonderland of Rocks,” Arizona's Chiricahua National Monument offers wonderful driving and hiking opportunities. If you enjoy our travel video, we would appreciate a thumbs-up, SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, and/or SHARE. Thank you for watching and happy travels to you!
Known as the “Wonderland of Rocks,” Chiricahua National Monument offers wonderful hiking opportunities and a wonderful 8 mile drive. One of my favorite all time hikes, it is not your typical sky island hike. Not by a long shot. This small section of the Chiricahuas is notable for its abundance of hoodoos. These natural wonders were formed by a volcano some 27 million years ago when eruptions melted together ash particles into layers of grey rock called rhyolite. Over the years, movement, cracking, weathering and erosion worked up cracks, which let the weaker material wash away and leave us the gifts of the Monument...the hoodoos. An added bonus is the Faraway Ranch located within the park.That’s just a small part of the adventure and beauty you’ll find here!
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Come experience the old West. Willcox is a ranching community located in Southeast Arizona, at an elevation of 4275'. The vast panorama of desert and mountains once were the home of the Chiricahua Apaches. Still remembered with Cochise Stronghold, historic Fort Bowie, old Butterfield Stage Route, and the Chiricahua National Monument. Today the excellent bird watching areas, cattle ranches, and wildlife create a peaceful setting to relax and enjoy your western experience.
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