Faraway Ranch

Faraway Ranch (HMIVU)

Location: Willcox, AZ 85643 Cochise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 0.472', W 109° 22.361'

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Faraway Ranch represents a
transition from the wild, unsettled
frontier to a peaceful cattle and
guest ranch of the 20th century.

In 1887, shortly after the final surrender of Geronimo, Neil and Emma Erickson set up a homestead here. When Neil became the first ranger of the Chiricahua Forest Reserve, Faraway Ranch served as his headquarters for several years.

Life at Faraway Ranch centered around cattle, but in the summer of 1917 Erickson's daughters introduced a second business - accommodating guest. Guest enjoyed walking, watching birds, and riding horses through the "Wonderland of Rocks" in the canyons near here. They were also free to watch or help with the cattle ranching chores.

Cattle and guest ranching operations sustained the life of the ranch until its owners became too well along in years to keep up with the daily turmoil. Today the heritage of Faraway Ranch is being preserved as part of Chiricahua National Monument.
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 653704 N 3542464
Decimal Degrees32.00786667, -109.37268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.472', W 109° 22.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 28.32" N, 109° 22' 21.66" W
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Area Code(s)520, 928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12707 Faraway Trail, Willcox AZ 85643, US
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