Monday, May 7, 2012

Fort Huachuca Boy Scout Cabin

On Fort Huachuca there used to be a cabin, it was way up in Garden Canyon, over a not so fun road, and the last time we went up there was in October of 2009, I took a bunch of pictures then, only two of which have survived.

This is the back of the cabin, inside there was a stove and 2 bunks.

This shows what looks to me like an addition that was added on later.

Now all that is left is part of the foundations...

And misc other debris in the clearing.

Even though I had heard that the cabin was torn down it was still sad to see the reality of it.  It would have been nice if they could have preserved it.  Though it was called the boyscout cabin it had not been used as such for years, it was just sitting up there minding its own business, housing some spiders, barely on Fort Huachuca, it is not to far from the post boundaries...

I guess they tore it down last year after the fires started, they were worried it was being used by drug runners, or others whom are not supposed to be here but are, unfortunately it looks like tearing down this wonderful piece of history is not going to stop that, not 50 yards from here on the other side of the clearing there was evidence of campfires, and trash left out and about, so the space s still being used, getting rid of the cabin has not stopped the issues or even slowed them down...

Next week we are going to see if the Girl Scout Cabin is still standing, it has been in use within the last 10 years or so, I know I have spent many a night there, so it will be interesting to see if they have gotten rid of that one as well...

I would love to see any photos people might have of this cabin, from before they tore it down to when it was still in use, please share!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dragoon Springs

Dragoon Springs is a stop along the Butter field Stage Route.  The thing that makes this stop unique is that there are four confederate soldiers buried right next to it. 

This is the building you have to turn at to get to the site.  

You keep going down the road, through gates, until you get to this sign.

Then you keep going down the road until you reach this sign, you will need a high clearance vehicle, and four wheel drive if it has been raining, you go through another gate.

You go over the little path, over the culvert, then you keep going until you reach a gate, then you keep going some more, you will see the building first, then to the left, you will see the graves.

The first view of the stage stop.

The sign at the stage stop.

A close up of the distances between the stops.

A close up of the map.

This was taken in the ruins.

The sign at the grave site.

Confederate States of American.

A close up of one of the crosses.
The graves.

A view from the ridge.

There are lots of ocotillos along the way and around the site...

This is a site that we have been looking for many years, ever since an article ran in the local paper, finally thanks to Facebook I found someone who had directions and here are the results.