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Dragoon Springs
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Dragoon Springs was a stop on the Butterfield-Overland stage route that went through Arizona.  Located right in the heart of the Chiricahua Apache homeland and just a few miles away from Cochise's Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains.  Weary travelers would have a chance for a meal and use of the "facilities" in the comparative safety of the stagestop.

Three men that were building the station in 1858 were bludgeoned to death by Mexican laborers.  Their graves and the graves of four soldiers killed by the Apaches are next to the well-preserved remains of the stone ruins.  The soldiers were Arizona Rangers, members of the Arizona Confederate Army.  Arizona was still a territory but they seceded from the Union in March, 1861.  They were involved in skirmishes with the Apaches at least twice at this location, losing four men in 1862 and killing five Apache shortly after.

The remains of the buildings are preserved and can be viewed.  To get here you take the Dragoon Road exit off of I-10.  Following this road you will reach the town of Dragoon.  Cross over the railroad tracks and the road curves to the right, but you will turn right off the paved road.  Follow the dirt road around the northern edge of the Dragoon Mountains.  You will see some Forest Service signs that will direct you to the site of the "Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Station".  Note: Many of the buildings in this area of Arizona were built of rock not adobe.

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|Bisbee|Black Diamond|Boston Mill|Brunckow's Cabin|Camp Rucker|Cascabel|Charleston|Cochise|
|Contention City|Courtland|Dos Cabezas|Dragoon Springs|Emery|Fittsburg|Fairbank|Fort Bowie|Fort Huachuca|
|Fourrs Fort|Galleyville|Garces|Gleeson|Hamburg|Hilltop|Johnson|Middlemarch|Millville|Palmerlee|Paradise|Pearce|
|Pickemup|Reef|Richmond|Russellville|Stark|Sunnyside|Terreate|Tombstone|Tres Alamos|Watervale|Webb|Willcox|

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