“Trail Thru Apache Pass”
Artist: Timothy K. Lewis – 2012
Oil on Canvas
Original size: 16″ x 20″
There is one size of signed, limited edition archival reproductions, offered for purchase.
There will be 100 Limited Edition Archival Reproductions available for this painting only.
The original painting is in a private collection.
Archival Reproductions available for purchase:
One piece (Canvas)
Size without frame: 16″ x 20″
Signed limited edition of 100
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Custom sizes made to order.
About the location of this painting:
This trail is located in Southeastern Arizona, situated near the Dos Cabezas and Chiricahua Mountains. The trail passes through and alongside the historic territory of the Apache Wars, which began in 1861.
Nearby this trail is where the attempted imprisonment of Cochise, by Lieutenant George N. Bascom, occurred. Bascom suspected Cochise’s knowledge in the kidnapping of a young boy in which Cochise had no involvement — known as The Bascom Affair. Cochise escaped the tent where he was being held captive, by slashing it with his knife and fleeing, leaving family members behind. Both sides took hostages which soon met their death, thus inciting the Apache Wars.
A peace treaty was signed in 1872 at Cochise Stronghold, west of Sunsites, in the Dragoon Mountains (two years before Cochise’s passing) with General Oliver O. Howard accompanied by Cochise’s only white friend, Thomas Jeffords. Victorio and Geronimo continued rogue depredations and warfare until Geronimo’s surrender in 1886, ending the US Military — Apache Wars altogether.
Other historical events along this trail include:
- The Battle at Apache Pass
- The construction and location of Fort Bowie (now in ruins, both locations…the first site was constructed in 1862 after the battle at Apache Pass)
- Fort Cemetery where “Little Robe” the two year old son of Geronimo is laid to rest along with others from the Apache Wars
- The Butterfield Overland Mail Route (and station ruins)
- Apache Springs
- The Mountain where Geronimo had his epiphany — he would never die in battle.
There is much more in and around this trail which lends to historic events — now a peaceful reminder of what was once a time of warfare.