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    Large Format Photograph of "Fort Apache, Arizona Territory," 1893. Established as Camp Ord in Spring of 1870, named in honor of General O.C. Ord, Commander of Arizona. This post changed its name to Camp Mogollon August 1, 1870, then Camp Thomas September 12, 1870 in honor of Major General George W. Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga" of Civil War fame. The post was finally designated Camp Apache on February 2, 1871 as a token of friendship with the nearby tribe. Renamed Fort Apache April 5, 1879 and gained great significance after many tribes were gathered in the nearby San Carlos Reservation. Friendship between the neighboring tribe and the soldiers was strained during the first 20 years of its existence. Troops from Fort Apache pursued and fought renegade bands of Indians led by such famous warriors as Geronimo, Matchez, Chato, and Chihuahua until the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. The escape of renegade Indians, including Geronimo, took place here on August 30, 1881 when officials attempted to arrest Nocky-de-Klin-ne. The expedition to recapture Geronimo was begun here in November of 1885. The fort continued in operation until l924 when it was turned over to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to be used as a school. The headquarters building is now the Post Office for the town of Fort Apache. From Globe, take US 60 northeast 66 miles; turn east on State 73 and drive about 27 miles to Fort Apache.

    Large albumen birdseye view photograph of Fort Apache, Arizona Territory taken by unknown photographer around 1893 (In period ink verso) shows the Fort as it was, with many buildings and military residences. Measures approximately 10' x 8".

    Condition:
    Very good, 3.5" fold in card verso, does not break albumen.


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