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    Fire Restrictions Lifted for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Fort Bowie National Historic Site
    Due to widespread precipitation in southern Arizona, the Southeast Arizona Group has lifted fire restrictions in Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, beginning Friday, July 20, 2012. Coronado National Memorial has recorded over 6 inches of rain this month with Chiricahua National Monument reporting 2 inches and Fort Bowie National Historic site reporting under ½ an inch.

    Fire Restrictions for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site
    Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, the Southern Arizona Group will implement fire restrictions in Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, beginning Wednesday, June 6, 2012. These restrictions coincide with similar restrictions going into effect on other public lands in southern Arizona.

     
    National Park Service's Southeast Arizona Group = visitors, money, jobs.
    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 201,211 visitors in 2010 spent $8,076,000 in the group's three parks, and in nearby communities. The Southeast Arizona Group includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The spending at these three parks supported 110 jobs in several local areas.
     

    February 9, 2012
    Lane Baker named superintendent of three Southeast Arizona national park sites

    Lane Baker, a 25-year veteran of the federal government, has been named superintendent of the National Park Service's (NPS) Southeast Arizona units: Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. She will assume her new duties on March 25.

     
    Ranger-led Hikes, Sunday Mornings at Fort Bowie
    Fort Bowie commemorates its 150th anniversary in 2012, and to observe this historic occasion, guided hikes into the site will be offered every Sunday through March. A park ranger will meet visitors at the Fort Bowie National Historic Site trailhead on Apache Pass Road at 10:00 a.m. The hikes will focus primarily on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the Fort, including the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass.

     

    Ranger-led hikes 2012
    Fort Bowie commemorates its 150th anniversary in 2012 and to observe this historic occasion, guided hikes into the site will be offered twice monthly. Beginning January 15th and continuing every other Sunday through April, a park ranger will meet visitors at the Fort Bowie trailhead on Apache Pass Road at 10:00 a.m. The hikes will focus primarily on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the Fort, including the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass.

     

    Apache Pass Through Time

    The National Park Service, Sharlot Hall Museum, and the Tucson Presidio Trust will be hosting the first Apache Pass Through Time event on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NHS). This special event will serve as the kick-off event for Arizona’s statehood centennial celebration, and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bascom Affair, a confrontation between the United States military and the Chiricahua Apache that occurred in the Apache Pass area in 1861.

     

    February 19, 2010
    Celebrate Archaeology Month with Special Programs
    Chiricahua National Monument (NM) and Fort Bowie National Historical Site (NHS) are pleased to announce several special events for the month of March 2010. All these events and programs are being presented in conjunction with Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office.

    Last updated: February 20, 2018

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