Chiricahua Mountains

In the Chiricahua Mountains, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts and the Rocky Mountain and Sierra Madre ranges all meet. Many flora and fauna found in the Chiricahua Mountains are also found in the Sierra Madrean range in Mexico, ...

Author: William Ascarza

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625847355

Category: History

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With elevations above nine thousand feet, dense vegetation and unique rock formations, the Chiricahua Mountains are a unique wildlife refuge and natural botanic reserve. Inhabited by Apaches and then homesteaders, the U.S. Cavalry, miners, outlaws and tourists, this range has retained its allure through time. Apache legend Geronimo surrendered in 1886 to General Nelson Miles in Skeleton Canyon, on the east side of the Chiricahuas in the neighboring Peloncillo Mountains. Johnny Ringo and Curly Bill Brocius led the outlaws in the short-lived town of Galeyville. Chiricahua National Monument was created in 1924, and the Civilian Conservation Corps arrived in the 1930s to build trails, rock structures and fire lookouts. Join author William Ascarza as he tours the natural and human histories of this magnificent Arizona mountain range.

Chiricahua Mountains

C.H.I.R.I.C.A.H UA MOUNTAINS 12 Ritas, Santa Catalinas, Huachucas, and Chiricahuas. This is the Basin and Range Province, and there's no other place like it on the planet. As if the Chiricahuas were part of an archipelago drained of its ...

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816522903

Category: Travel

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For many, these mountains represent the Apache stronghold of Geronimo. For others, they are a birdwatcher's paradise. But the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona are more than this. They are a classic "sky island" of the desert, a rich storehouse of biologic diversity. The Chiricahuas comprise the largest single range in southern Arizona, crisscrossed by more than 300 miles of trails. Lamberton is your guide along these trails, and his knowledge of the mountains and their natural history makes him a perfect hiking companion, while Jeff Garton's stunning photographs enrich your visit. Lamberton shares insights about the geology, habitats, and diversity of wildlife in a place of such isolation that species must either adapt or become extinct. We learn why the Chiricahuas are so popular with birders, who flock to these mountains from around the world in hopes of spotting some of the nearly four hundred avian species found here. We also learn something of the Chiricahua's rich human culture, from Apache warriors to European settlers. Gracing the text are more than a dozen black-and-white photographs by Garton that offer views of the Chiricahuas different from those usually found in tourist brochures: landscapes and riparian settings, rock formations and plant studies that give readers a lasting impression of the beauty and tranquility of this wilderness. Together, words and images convey an intimate view of one of the Southwest's most exotic locations - stronghold, paradise, and everlasting island in the vast and rolling desert.

An Annotated List of Vascular Plants of the Chiricahua Mountains Including the Pedregosa Mountains Swisshelm Mountains Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site

However , such soils are uncommon near the Chiricahua , effectively limiting the occurrence of desert vegetation . ... Soils of the Mountains Tortugas and the Mabray Lithic Haplustolls 13 Soils Soils of the Valley Floor, River Bottoms, ...

Author: Peter S. Bennett

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ISBN: MINN:31951D01967794U

Category: Botany

Page: 228

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Chiricahua National Monument

... range into the Chiricahua Mountains The ocelot. about twice the size of a house cat and with a beautiful spotted ... The iaguar. largest cat in the New World, an occasional visitor to the Chiricahuas. has been almost exterminated ...

Author: Laurence Parent

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856419

Category: Chiricahua National Monument (Ariz.)

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An introduction to the Chiricahua National Monument in southeast Arizona explores the geology, wildlife, and other natural wonders of the area.

Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument, in Arizona's southeast corner, is famous for its scenic and biological richness. Set in the Chiricahua Mountains' northern end, the monument overflows with fancifully named rock formations and pinnacles ...

Author: Cindy Hayostek

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467128490

Category: History

Page: 128

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Chiricahua National Monument, located in Arizona's southeast corner, is famous for its scenic and biological wonders. Every year, thousands of people visit the largest of the "Sky Island" mountain ranges to marvel at fantastic rock formations, hike scenic pathways, bolster a birding list, or simply gaze into starry skies while relaxing in a quiet campground. Thorough visitors soon discover that there is much more to the "Wonderland of Rocks" than just rocks. Those rocks are the backdrop to the story of Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo and the black 10th Cavalry Regiment soldiers pursuing him. James Logan, John Robinson, and other "Buffalo Soldiers" assembled local rocks into a one-of-a-kind monument. Ed and Lillian Riggs, owners of Faraway Ranch, preserved rocks from that monument partially because their families homesteaded and ranched in the area with the soldiers' protection. Faraway Ranch became one of Arizona's first guest ranches, and it provided a way for sightseers to appreciate the Wonderland of Rocks' unique history and appearance.

Chiricahua National Monument N M Fire Management Plan

This location is along the eastern flank of the Chiricahua Mountains , and it is likely that bats forage to the east where lower elevation grasslands and agave plants are nearer and more numerous . An unnamed mine shaft ( part of ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556036055739

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The Chiricahua Mountains

2 Mountain Islanders Our ranch was unique — at least we had never seen anything like it before . ... But Phyllis and I were by no means the first to discover this secluded Elysium in the Chiricahua Mountains .

Author: Weldon Fairbanks Heald

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105036183098

Category: Chiricahua Mountains

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Historical Fire Regimes in the Chiricahua Mountains Arizona

Modern lightning fire data from two of the larger mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona exemplify the bell - shaped curve . In the Santa Catalina Mountains ( Baisan and Swetnam 1990 ) and Chiricahua Mountains ( Barton 1994 ) ...

Author: Kiyomi A. Morino

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02835754X

Category: Conifers

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The Medal of Honor

... of Action Wounded Knee Creek , South Dakota Arizona Territory Red River , Texas Cedar Creek , Montana Arizona Territory Chiricahua Mountains , Arizona Territory Little Big Horn , Montana Milk River , Colorado Whetstone Mountains ...

Author: The Editors of Boston Publishing Company

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781627884945

Category: History

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A comprehensive history of America's highest award for military valor. The Medal of Honor chronicles the creation, evolution, and awarding of the Medal, from the battlefields of the Civil War to the jungles of Vietnam, through a wealth of illustrations and hundreds of authoritative, action-filled accounts of heroism in America's conflicts. This wonderfully detailed and beautifully designed history book puts the Medal and its recipients into the context of their times, with brief and accessible introductions explaining each war and conflict for which the Medal was awarded. It also includes photo essays, intriguing stories of the Medal's sometimes quirky personalities, effects on surviving recipients, and the Medal's preeminent place in the American story. Whether you're an avid reader on the history of the Medal of Honor or simply intrigued by its place in our history, you're certain to want to flip through the pages of The Medal of Honor again and again.