September in the west Stronghold
West slope of the Dragoon Mountains, northeast of Tombstone Arizona.The Dragoon Mountains are a range of mountains located in Cochise County, Arizona. The range is about 25 mi (40 km) long, running on an axis extending south-south east through Willcox.The mountain range is one of Arizona's sky islands.
The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Confederate soldiers here at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Cochise Stronghold Memorial Park lies near Mount Glenn on the eastern slope of the range and the historic town of Tombstone can be found at the southwestern portion of the range. There are also several ghost towns in the Dragoon Mountains including Gleeson and Courtland.
During the Earp Vendetta Ride in 1882, Wyatt Earp and his posse captured, tortured and executed a native named "Indian Charlie" Cruz in these mountains for his involvement in the death of Morgan Earp.