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Apache, Arizona: Geronimo Surrender Monument

The famous Apache warrior actually surrendered some distance away in a remote canyon, but the surrender monument was placed in a more accessible spot.

Hwy 80, Apache, AZ
On the south side of Hwy 80, either nine mines west of the Arizona-New Mexico state line, or 39 miles east of the town of Douglas.
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Geronimo Surrender Monument

Just driving by and saw this. Turns out it's pretty darned special. Nothing around but the mountains Geronimo surrendered in, but cool nonetheless. This area has a shaded picnic area.

[Mike, 05/02/2011]

Geronimo's Surrender Monument

Monument where Geronimo surrendered

This monument which is located about 40 miles north of Douglas, AZ on Hwy. 80, marks the spot where Geronimo surrendered to General Nelson Miles on Sept. 6, 1886. The surrender of Geronimo ended Indian warfare in the US.

Geronimo was taken to Forts Marion and Pickens in Florida and in 1884 to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He traveled with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show and rode in Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade in 1905. Geronimo died Feb. 17,1909 and is buried at Fort Sill Oklahoma.

[Joe Boulter, 09/19/2007]

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