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Fort Verde State Historic Park
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Was Visited by the Traveling Webmaster on 24 January 2004.
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Category : History / 1700 - 1900
Location : City : Fort Verde State : Arizona
When : Any Time
Reason to Visit : Fort Verde State Historic Park has several remaining buildings and parade ground of the historic Fort Verde, Arizona.
Originally called Camp Verde from 1870 it was upgraded to Fort Verde in 1879. The Post was finally abandoned in 1891.
Fort Verde Historic State Park is probably best known because after the Civil War, President Ulysses S. Grant placed General George Crook in charge of the Arizona Territory with a mission to end fighting between the Apaches and the settlers.
General Crook and his Apache Scouts used Fort Verde as an operational base in the 1870ís and 80ís during the Indian Wars. By the fall of 1872, Crook had brought peace to the Arizona Territory.
Fort Verde State Historic Park is about 50 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona, near the city of Fort Verde, just a couple of miles east of the I-17 Interstate at exit 287.
Submitted By : The Traveling Webmaster added Fort Verde State Historic Park as I had intended to visit all along.
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Ray Plumlee's Rating : 4 Stars out of 5.
When Visited : 24 January 2004
Ray Plumlee's Comments :
Arizona State Historic Park Fort Verde is a nice park with a few of the original buildings still standing. There is the Headquarters building (doubling as the Park office and museum), the Commanding Officers Quarters (complete with the out door privy), Bachelor Officers Quarters, Surgeons Quarters and the parade field. Each of the buildings are open with authentic decorations and furniture.
There is a self guided tour that will take about one hour or less. The Fort does give you some feel for how the Buffalo Soldiers and scouts must have lived. Well worth the short stop and it is close to I-17 and easy to access.
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