Fort Bowie National Historic Site Geologic Resources Inventory Report
||National Park Service Staff, |
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $15.99|
| Book Description: |
Fort Bowie National Historic Site, authorized in 1964, commemorates the nineteenth century conflict between the Chiricahua Apache and the U.S. military. The site also preserves a slice of geologic history that dates back over 1 billion years and includes the intense deformation that gave rise to Apache Spring. In this arid climate, water has always been a valuable resource, and Fort Bowie was built in 1862 to protect Apache Spring and provide safe passage for the Butterfield Overland Mail route.