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Garces
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Garces was located on the east side of the Huachuca mountains, about eight miles west of Hereford.  So named after Garces National Forest which is now the Coronado National Forest.   Post Office established April 12, 1911.   In it's heydey, Garces had several businesses including a meat market, shop(s), boarding house, schoolhouse and more.  The town population at it's peak was around 200.  This town is no longer in existence and few remains are left, just a bit of rubble here and there.  Garces was named after the Friar Francisco Garces who was a Spanish Catholic missionary priest who became the first European to meet the Mojave Indians in 1775, who then went with him on his journey to the coast.  His route later became known to the pioneers as the "Mojave Road".

This town initially was a mining camp know as Reef, if you hike into the area you will see a geological feature that gave it this name.  The towns name was then changed to Palmerlee in the early 1900's.  And then finally to Garces.

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