Thursday, February 21, 2008



In June 1867, Calvin Williams marched from Ft. Harker, Kansas to Ft. Selden, New Mexico. Five months later he was detached to Ft. Craig, New Mexico, where he was stationed for the next two years.

The photo is of Ft. Craig, taken in 1867, around the time of Calvin's service there. Note the cannon in the lower right hand corner. Much of the soldiers' time was spent making repairs to the Fort, including planting the trees seen in the foreground.

4 comments:

Thiên said...

Were they planting for environmental or strategic/safety reasons?

Mark said...
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Mark said...

Maybe for shade or as a windbreak. We should go out there sometime and see if those trees are still there.

jng3 said...

there is a comparison photo here,
http://www.newmexicoet.com/ft_craig_photos.htm
don't see any trees...