Friday, September 16, 2011

Ft. Apache Crooks Cabin

SURPRISE, SURPRISE! its raining again.  I hear some parts of TX. are getting rain but not where Mr. Hermit lives. Hope it will reach him soon.

This is General Crooks Cabin I believe the one room is original but not the other. The other end was made very differently there were no logs in the ceiling and the floors did not look very old. It had lots of pictures on the walls that I have seen many times in other museum  and old tourist towns in AZ. so I didn't think it was important to take photos.

Can you imagine how wind,rain and snow must have blown right threw these walls and roof. I know it wasn't this wide open but it still wasn't air tight

You can see lots of the stones have fallen out over the years.
The pictures below are of what I think is a newer addition.

I have finished covering the fort. There were many more pictures but I think I posted what I felt was the best of them. If you ever get to White River, AZ you should put this on your must see list.


  1. Thanks Jo, I enjoyed the tour. I just love stepping back into history and trying to put myself into the picture when the post was new and active. I've come to the conclusion those folks were a lot tougher than I am.

  2. Good morning John,
    I think they were a lot tougher than all of us. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I didn't do as much this year as I planned. Next year I will be more on the move.
    Thanks for coming by.

  3. We will definitely put this place on our "to see" list.
    I can only imagine the cold wind blowing through those cracks....made me cold just thinking about it.

  4. Hello Happytrail,
    I was thinking the same thing as I stood in there and a breeze was blowing but at least it wasn't a cold one. It get very cold up there in the winter with lots of snow.
    I'm sure you will love it.

    Thank you for stopping by. Happy Trails and be safe.