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Fort Bayard

(Santa Clara NM) Fort Bayard was begun in 1866 to protect miners, traders, travelers, and settlers from the Apache natives who didn’t appreciate them taking over their traditional lands. Buffalo Soldiers assigned there played an important role in the Indian Wars. General Crook, Lieutenant Pershing, and Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Greaves served there, as […]

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Fort Bowie

Fort Bowie

(nr Bowie AZ) Fort Bowie was built in Apache Pass between the Chiricahua and Dos Cabezas Mountains near a natural spring. The site was originally occupied by the Butterfield Overland Stage Station, and the Apaches worked with the settlers peacefully. Until a cocky Army lieutenant falsely accused Chocise and his band of a crime. The […]

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Grand Portage Natl Monument

Grand Portage

(Grand Portage MN) Grand Portage National Monument featured a reconstructed stockade that included a great hall for dining and business, a kitchen house, warehouse, and a lookout tower. Outside the palisade was a sample Ojibwe village with birch bark tents. On the lakeside, was a pier extending far into the water. The Pigeon River flows […]

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