COCHISE

NAME: Cochise
COUNTY: Cochise
ROADS: 2WD recommended
LEGAL INFO: T15S, R24E
CLIMATE: Mild winter, warm summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer or fall
COMMENTS: Semi-ghost.
REMAINS: Many original buildings.

Cochise was created as a fuel stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1880's. Its peak population was about 3000 people. The town has never really died although there are under 50 people living there today. The hotel is open to the public and is full of great antiques. Today, the trains still roar through Cochise but no longer stop as the need for coal and water has long been extinguished.

We just got back from Arizona yesterday (9-21-2013) and one of our stops was in Cochise. The General Store was still there and is being lived in by some people. The Hotel across the street was closed and is For Sale and no longer operates as a museum. There were still some original structures in the area but most were so dilapidated that you couldn't tell what was somebody's junk heap and what was 'old
Cochise'. Just wanted to give you the update

Bob and Jamie Smith
Clearwater, Florida


Cochise Hotel - 1892
Courtesy Dolores Steele


General Store - 1913
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Cochise Cemetery
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Cochise Cemetery
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Cochise
Courtesy Tom McCurnin


Cochise Store and Hotel Together
Courtesy Tom McCurnin


Cochise Hotel
Bobby Zlatevski


Cochise Hotel
Bobby Zlatevski


Cochise Store
Bobby Zlatevski


Cochise Store
Bobby Zlatevski


Cochise Post Office
Bobby Zlatevski


Cochise Hotel
Courtesy Tim Sullivan


Water Tank
Courtesy Tim Sullivan

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