Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cochise Stronghold

Coronado National Forest is about a forty minute ride from us, and it's suppose to be where Cochise died. So off we went on a new adventure.

On our way we passed this small farm that was selling eggs for $3.50 a dozen, but he also had some other interesting signs so I had to back up for a few pic's. The problem is they came out a little dark but you should be able to read them by clicking on them. Seems that he was also running a rattlesnake ranch.
Rattlesnake Ranch
We then came upon the Old Ghost Town of Pearce, the picture below is off the one room jail house.
This building was just named "The Old Store"
The old town Post Office
This was the old General Store. The front of the store is constructed from metal castings, while the sides are adobe brick. It wasn't open so all we could do was look in the windows.
This was an old piece of mining equipment that located by the store.
Just outside of town was the the town cemetery, note the holes in the rock.
Joyce wasn't very fond of the signs on the fence surrounding the cemetery.
Some famous people are buried here, and the small sign tells about the rock with the holes in it.
No name on this grave, just a cross and it was laying on the ground so I put it back in place. After I took this picture, a strong breeze came along and blew it down.....I left it where it was this time. "Rest In Piece"
Solders of the Confederate Army are also buried here.
From the cemetery, we went to the newer section of town for lunch. Not much to choose from but we both enjoyed our Tacos.
Back on the road again, we continued on to Coronado National Forest.
After about five miles of dusty washboard road, we arrived.
If it ain't rattle snakes, it's killer bees.
Some information posted along the walk we took. May be a little tough to read, sorry!

Joyce in deep thought!
A Plaque that honors the Chief
That was Cochise's strong hold behind us and that is only a small portion of the rocks that surrounded us.

I took this video but the contrast is very poor, I will have to check the camera settings.

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