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Built by Delso Smith as an Army Officer reception center during the Indian wars. Bought by Mr. Schwertner in 1893 and donated to the local Historic Society in 1980.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Was constructed by P. Howard Pregenzer and crewIn Memory of P. Howard Pregenzer1894-1980Resident of Willcox, Arizona 1927-1980
Construction began in 1934 and completed in 1936Construction sponsored by the City of Willcox, Arizona in year 1936
On 30 December, 1951, during a routine training flight from Merced, California, to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Lt. Robert G. Westlund lost his life when his F-51 "Mustang" fighter plane crashed near Sunset Peak in the Galiuro Mountains northw…
Faraway Ranch represents atransition from the wild, unsettledfrontier to a peaceful cattle andguest ranch of the 20th century.—————————In 1887, shortly after the final surrender of Geronimo, Ne…
They came when only the brave dared come: They stayed where only the valiant could stay. Born in Sweden. Americans by choice - not by accident of birth, they loved their adopted country and served her well.
NeilServed five years in the Army dur…
"Sacred to the memory of thesepioneers, they came when only thebrave dared come: they stayedwhere only the valiant could stay." Lillian Erickson Riggs
Swedish immigrants, Neil and Emma Erickson married in 1887 and established a homestead not f…
The remains of this noted gunman and outlaw lie here. A teamster traveling from West Turkey Creek found the body sitting in the fork of a nearby oak tree with a bullet hole in the right temple.A coroner's jury reported the death to be suicide, and…
During the Chiricahua Apache Campaign (1861-1886) cavalry troops on maneuvers camped here at a permanent source of water known as Soldiers Hole.
W. C. Sanderson and Ambrose Lyall struck artesian water nearby in 1883.
In 1892 a twelve-batter…
At this location on June 5, 1933, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, dedicated Douglas International Airport as the first international airport in the United States.
Designed by J. P. Sexton as the first …
"Near here Geronimo, last Apache Chieftain and Nachite with their followers surrendered on Sept. 6th 1886 to General Nelson A. Miles. U. S. Army. Lieutenant Chas. B. Gatewood with Kieta and Martine Apache scouts, risked their lives to enter the ca…