Public Law 95-625, November 10, 1978, authorized the expansion of Chiricahua National Monument to include Faraway Ranch, which was acquired by the National Park Service in 1979.
The Faraway Ranch Historic District, including the Stafford Cabin, was entered on the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance on August 27, 1980. Stafford Cabin had been entered on the National Register based on its own merits on March 31, 1975. The Faraway Ranch Historic District is also considered to be a potential National Historic Landmark.
The treatment and use of Faraway Ranch are addressed in the following plans: Interim Management Plan for Faraway Ranch, 1980; Cultural Resources Management Plan and the Interim Interpretive Plan for Chiricahua National Monument, August 1983. The documents call for preservation and rehabilitation of the historic complex and interpretation of its significance to the public.
In 1983 efforts were begun to produce a Historic Structure Report for the property, with a number of offices involved in the project. Included in this study are the Historical and Archeological Data Sections and the Historic American Building Survey drawings of the property for additional reference.
Last Updated: 27-May-2008