Rock formations near the desolate Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Cochise County, Arizona. The fort, remnants of which...

Rock formations near the desolate Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Cochise County, Arizona. The fort, remnants of which remain in these hills, was a 19th-century outpost from which the United States Army battled the area’s Chiricahua Apaches. The fort was named in honor of Colonel George Washington Bowie, commander of the 5th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry that established the fort. For more than 30 years Fort Bowie and the nearby Apache Pass were the focal point of military operations culminating in the surrender of the Chiricahua leader Geronimo in 1886 and the banishment of the tribe to Florida and Alabama. The fort was abandoned in 1894. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

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