Faraway Ranch - dining room

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Título Faraway Ranch - dining room
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This is the dining room in the Faraway Ranch Guest House. In the middle of the room is the Garfield Memorial Fireplace. On the tables is a typical dinner setting. Fresh oysters and fresh shrimp were brought in for the guests by train from San Francisco on ice to Willcox We were not able to enjoy this food, it's all plastic. [edit] found this www.eacourier.com/articles/2009/02/04/lifestyle/doc4988af... The former Garfield Monument was constructed by at least two, possibly three, troops of the 10th Cavalry, comprised of African-Americans known as the “Buffalo Soldiers.” These troops were camped at Bonita Canyon from September 1885 until September 1886. As an officer during the Civil War, Garfield commanded black troops, and as president, he was sympathetic to the plight of African Americans. The camp at Bonita Canyon was established as part of the U.S. military’s “Geronimo Campaign,” which concluded in September 1886 when Geronimo’s band of Chiricahua Apaches surrendered, thus closing a long, bloody chapter of history in Arizona. While stationed at Bonita Canyon, Troops E, H, and I guarded a waterhole, well known to the Apaches, and perhaps the monotony of such duty inspired these soldiers to build the Garfield Monument. Or maybe the Buffalo Soldiers just wanted to leave something they created to show they had been there. Though the monument itself no longer exists, a written description of the structure does. Lillian Erickson Riggs, who grew up at Faraway, played around the monument as a child, and in 1966, she described it. www.southwestlearning.org/search/apachesolr_search/camp%2... IMG_0032
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Fecha 14 ene 2012 11:25:04
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