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10 Facts About Fort Verde State Historic Park

#1. This fort was used as a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers.

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Between the 1870’s and the 1880’s, many men called this fort home.

#2 This Park is the best preserved example of a fort that was used during the Indian Wars.

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This is the place to visit if you want to experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier.

#3  Some original buildings still stand in the park today! 

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You won’t have to use your imagination to learn all about the lives of these men.

#4 Anglo settlers in the Verde River area demanded the army’s protection from the nearby Indians.

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When the settlers attempted to establish an area that the indians already had, things became quite hostile.

#5 The army who stayed at the fort to protect the settlers was initially Mexican recruits who had volunteered. 

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Flickr User David

They were called fierce fighters because they were often barefoot and working on half rations.

#6 A year later, U.S Army soldiers relieved the volunteers.

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Flickr User Joyce Cory

They moved the tent camp, changing the name to Camp Lincoln and then to Camp Verde in 1868.

#7 When Camp Verde was finished, it had 22 buildings surrounding a parade grounds.

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Flickr User Joyce Cory

The camp was able to hold two companies of infantry and two companies of cavalry, but often had only one each.

#8 Camp Verde was an important staging base for military operations all over the countryside.

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It became the origin of a road west to Fort Whipple near Prescott, and a road east to Fort Apache.

#9 Camp Verde was renamed Fort Verde in 1879 to signify permanence. 

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The name change had little effect, though, and the fort was abandoned in 1891 and sold at public auction in 1899.

#10 Twenty-seven doctors served those at Fort Verde.

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They ranged from medical school graduates to no formal training.

Cheyenne Reed

Cheyenne Reed was born and raised in Ohio. She recently relocated to rural Wyoming to try out working at an exclusive guest ranch. She graduated from Kent State University with an English degree, and most enjoys writing about travel. If she has free time, you may run into her anywhere, because she is always itching to explore new places. Her personal motto is, "Any day can be an adventure if you make it one!"

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