Suggested Reading

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General History:

Chiricahua National Monument, by Laurence Parent
Faraway Ranch, by Betty Leavengood
Bonita Canyon Historic District Walking Guide, by Kathrine Neilsen
Images of America: Chiricahua National Monument, by Cindy Hayosek
Cave Creek Canyon: Revealing the Heart of Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, by Wynne Brown & Reed Peters
A Portal to Paradise, by Alden Hayes


Rocks in the Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, by John Bezy
Arizona Rocks and Minerals, by Bob and Dan Lynch
Interpretive Map and Guide to the Volcanic Geology of Chiricahua National Monument and Vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona; John S. Pallister & Edward A. du Bray, US Geological Survey

Natural History:

Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest, by James Halfpenny
Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona, by Thomas Brennan and Andrew Holycross
Mammals of Arizona, by Stan Tekiela
Wildflowers of Arizona, by Nora and Rick Bowers and Stan Tekiela
Birds of Southeast Arizona, by Richard Cachor Taylor
Common Southwest Native Plants, by Jack Carter et al.
Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona, by Frank Rose
Plants of Arizona, by Anne and Lewis Epple

Human History:

Once They Moved Like the Wind, by David Roberts
The Apache Wars, by Paul Andrew Hutton
The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West, by William Leckie
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona, by Robert Audretsch and Sharon Hunt
The Women’s West, by Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson

NPS Publications: (Available online)

Archeology of Faraway Ranch: Prehistory, History, and 20th Century (1984)
A Pioneer Log Cabin in Bonita Canyon: The Stafford Cabin, by Dewey Livingston (1994)
The Camp at Bonita Canyon: A Buffalo Soldier Camp, by Martyn Tagg (1987)
Chiricahua National Monument: Historic Designated Landscape, by Pinto et al. (2007)
Chiricahua National Monument Cultural Landscape Inventory (2008)
Faraway Ranch Special History Study, by Lysa Wegman-French (2006)
Furnishings at Faraway Ranch, Historic Furnishings Reports, by David Wallace (1986)
History of Building Structures at Faraway Ranch and Historic Structures Report (1984)

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Last updated: December 5, 2018

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