Historic Homes Tour at Ft. Huachuca

We had a wonderful outing yesterday as we visited a number of the original buildings at Ft. Huachuca, all constructed in the mid 1880’s. They were constructed of brick and adobe with walls over 20 inches thick. Some of these were the Hospital and others were Officer’s quarters. Today, they have been renovated with modern kitchens and utilities and are senior officer’s quarters. The folks in costume are hosts and are from the Tombstone Vigilantes organization. The men in vintage uniforms are from “B” Troop, a ceremonial organization of mostly ex-servicemen. Both these organizations are involved with charitable work and this Tour of Homes benefits several local charities and also scholarships.

I only took one interior picture as I was informed there was to be no photography inside the homes. Too bad as some of them were spectacular.

Most of the homes have these small staff quarters behind them. This one housed two teen aged sons of the house resident. How cool!

The Pershing house is the largest house in the group and has historically been the residence of the base commanding general.

A ballroom was added to this house in the early 1900’s.

Our intrepid group of tourists. Our friends and next door neighbors, Stephen and Barbara Vanderleest along with Kathy. Did I mention it was COLD yesterday and a little snow was falling when we arrived.

5000 feet, no wonder it’s cold.

Check out the mountains in the distance. Probably an Indian behind every rock back in the day.

This is one of the original barraks across the parade ground from the Officer’s quarters.

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Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.