Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cochise Stronghold

These are the Dragoon Mountains just south of Benson. This is where the great Apache Leader, Cochise, is buried. No one has found the actual gravesite, the location of which was kept secret by his people. It was into these mountains where Cochise and his people went at one point to defend themselves from the US Army. It was here where the US Army first used cannon against the Apache. Cochise later told a reporter, “We were winning the battle until they fired their wagons at us!” This is beautiful country around here but it is time to move on. I will post about our trip to the old copper mining town of Bisbee tonight if my Virgin Broadband works.
Cochise Stronghold

1 comment:

  1. Check out the BBC when in Bisbee. It's the Bisbee Breakfast Club, and it is well worth the visit!