Chiricahua Mountains: History and Nature

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With elevations above nine thousand feet, dense vegetation and unique rock formations, the Chiricahua Mountains are a unique wildlife refuge and natural botanic reserve. Inhabited by Apaches and then homesteaders, the U.S. Cavalry, miners, outlaws and tourists, this range has retained its allure through time. Apache legend Geronimo surrendered in 1886 to General Nelson Miles in Skeleton Canyon, on the east side of the Chiricahuas in the neighboring Peloncillo Mountains. Johnny Ringo and Curly Bill Brocius led the outlaws in the short-lived town of Galeyville. Chiricahua National Monument was created in 1924, and the Civilian Conservation Corps arrived in the 1930s to build trails, rock structures and fire lookouts. Join author William Ascarza as he tours the natural and human histories of this magnificent Arizona mountain range.
ISBN: 9781609498009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: Natural History
Images: 71
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
William Ascarza writes the Arizona Star column Mine Tales about Arizona mining history. An entrepreneur, historian, researcher and travel guide, Ascarza is author of five books, including Zenith on the Horizon: An Encyclopedic Look at the Tucson Mountains from A to Z and Tucson Mountains, Sentinel to the North: Exploring the Tortolita Mountains.
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