Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cochise and Dragoon

Cochise and Dragoon AZ, the ghost towns that aren't ghosts at all.  The last time I went through Cochise was 5 years ago, and most of the building seemed to be vacant, Unfortunately I did not have a camera on me, so I have no pics,  so let me tell you I was shocked to find that the entire area was definitely lived in, buildings that were falling down on themselves, or looked like they would be soon, are fixed up and homes now, it is awesome to see something like that, I was thrilled.  Dragoon has a lot of newer homes building up on the outskirts of town, and what is left of the original buildings in town are being revamped and used for other things, homes, galleries and studios.  The only vacant building in town looks like it is in the process of being revamped for future use as well.  There are supposedly graves of four confederate soldiers around Dragoon, though I have looked for them and yet to find them.  I am hoping that eventually I will run across them, it seems that they got separated from the rest of their unit and took cover in an old Butterfield Stage stop, then during the night they were attacked by Apaches and killed.  I read about them in the paper years ago and have looked for them a few times a year ever since, if anyone can point me towards them I would greatly appreciate it.  I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed taking them.


Here is the Church, at least it was once a church in Cochise.

I really like this house, I think it was my favorite find of the day.

The Post Office

This sign is awesome

The hotel is for sale in case anyone wants to move in.

The front of the Post Office

This was the only obviously not lived in house in town.

Sadly there was alot of these piles around the collapsed house.

This is the side of the oldest school building.  The school is in use and has quite a few modern buildings around as well.

The front of the school.

Welcome to Dragoon!

This was just an awesome place, I wish it had been open to walk around in

The Dragoon Women's Club, check out the sign, it is spiffy if you can read it.

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