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Fort Verde was another launching point for the campaign against the Apaches during the Arizona Indian Wars. Originally established in 1865 as Camp Lincoln one mile north of the present site, the camp was moved in 1871 due to the prevalence of malaria and its name was changed to Camp Verde and later, Fort Verde.

Fort Verde was a staging area for military operations in Arizona Territory and figured heavily into the fights at Big Dry Wash, Turret Peak (called Turret Mountain back then), and Cibicue.

Under arduous and dangerous conditions troops built a wagon road west to Fort Whipple near Prescott and east to Fort Apache, a length of some 220 miles . With its construction the movement of troops and supplies improved along the Mogollon Rim (pronounced muggy-own). It came to be called the General George Crook Road, its name today, after General George Crook.

The last image in this gallery is a layout of the post graciously provided by the Arizona Parks Service. I refer to it in the picture captions where appropriate.

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Fort Verde, Military Forts Arizona

Reproductions of era clothing.

Reproductions of era clothing.

The buildings of Officers Row today.

The buildings of Officers Row today.

#s 17 and 16; officers and Commanding Officer's quarters, left to right.

#s 17 and 16; officers and Commanding Officer's quarters, left to right.

#16; the Commanding Officer's quarters from across the parade ground.

#16; the Commanding Officer's quarters from across the parade ground.

#18; the post physician's quarters from across the parade ground.

#18; the post physician's quarters from across the parade ground.

#18; note the hitching rail in front of the doctor's quarters. Yesterday's parking space.

#18; note the hitching rail in front of the doctor's quarters. Yesterday's parking space.

#18; the doctor's quarters from the parade ground.

#18; the doctor's quarters from the parade ground.

#16; the Commanding Officer's quarters.

#16; the Commanding Officer's quarters.

#16; the Commanding Officer's quarters showing the outhouse behind the building.

#16; the Commanding Officer's quarters showing the outhouse behind the building.

#17; the Commanding Officer's quarters showing the striker's room.

#17; the Commanding Officer's quarters showing the striker's room.

#17; bachelor officers quarters.

#17; bachelor officers quarters.