Apache Spring Historical

Apache Spring Historical (HM1WHP)

Location: Willcox, AZ 85643 Cochise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 8.739', W 109° 26.441'

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Pottery fragments found around Apache Spring suggest it was used by prehistoric Mogollon Indians before the Apache arrived. Journals of early Spanish explorers described Apache trails radiating from the spring. The Butterfield Trail was constructed through Apache Pass simply to take advantage of the precious spring water. Disputes over the spring water caused a raging conflict between Cochise and California Volunteers over a century ago. Without Apache Spring, there might not have been a stage station, of a Fort Bowie.

Apache Spring provided water for the first Fort Bowie - located on the hill to your right. It has quenched many a historic thirst. Yet today, we cannot guarantee the spring's purity. Please drink only water provided at the visitor center (¼ mile).
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Date Added Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 647060 N 3557644
Decimal Degrees32.14565000, -109.44068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 8.739', W 109° 26.441'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 8' 44.34" N, 109° 26' 26.46" W
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Area Code(s)520, 928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3327 S Old FT Bowie RD Histor, Willcox AZ 85643, US
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