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Original photograph, 10" x 8" sepia, an aerial view of Fort Huachuca, Arizona Territory ca. 1900, showing several lines of similar structures, and what appear to be barracks with a headquarters structure at the far end. A bit light, with two tiny ink smudges, else very good. On March 3, 1877, Capt. Samuel Marmaduke Whitside, accompanied by two Troops (Companies) of the 6th Cavalry, chose a site this fort at the base of the Huachuca Mountains that offered sheltering hills and a perennial stream. After the surrender of Geronimo in 1886, the Apache threat was essentially extinguished, but Fort Huachuca was kept open because of its strategic border position. The base was home to the "Buffalo Soldiers" of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment for twenty years. It was used as a forward logistics and supply base during the Pancho Villa Expedition of 1916-1917.
Estimate $ 150-200

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