• Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie

    National Historic Site Arizona

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Did You Know?

Heliograph

Heliographs are instruments which use a mirror and sunlight to transmit Morse Code. General Nelson Miles realized that southern Arizona’s mountainous terrain and huge amounts of sunlight would make the heliograph useful in his campaigns from Fort Bowie against Geronimo in 1886.