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Faraway Ranch, Stafford-Riggs Cabin, Willcox, Cochise County, AZ



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Item Title


Location
Stafford-Riggs Cabin, Willcox vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AZ-139-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N345).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1886 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1919 subsequent work
Significance: The Stafford-Riggs Cabin is historically significant as one of the first homestead dwellings in the Chiricahua Mountains vicinity. Architecturally, it illustrates the construction techniques and materials used in building one of the early log cabins of southeastern Arizona. The Stafford-Riggs house is also among the oldest surviving log cabins in the region. The site surrounding the cabin contains physical evidence of the early agricultural efforts of Ja Hu Stafford, a pioneer settler: a fruit orchard and an irrigation system. Sometime after 1919 the Stafford Cabin was remodeled to serve as a guest cabin for the Faraway Ranch, the commercial guest ranch operated by Lillian and Ed Riggs.

Subjects
Cattle Industry
Log Cabins
Domestic Life


Related Names
Stafford, Ja Hu
Erikson, Lillian
Erikson, Hildegarde
Riggs, Lillian
Riggs, Ed
Madsen, Pauline Amelia
Frear, Richard, Photographer
Cardozo, Russell Wilcox, Delineator
LaFond, Michael A., Delineator
Andrews, Deborah, Delineator
Glass, James A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
2. EAST FRONT
3. SOUTH SIDE
4. CLOSE-UP OF CHIMNEY ON SOUTH SIDE
5. WEST BACK AND SOUTH SIDE
6. DETAIL OF EAST FRONT
7. NORTH SIDE AND GARAGE
8. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH WALL, LIVING ROOM
9. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), Tucson, Arizona), photographer unknown, 1900 STAFFORD SHINGLING THE ROOF WITH FOUR CHILDREN STANDING BESIDE BOARD AND BATTEN LEAN-TO
10. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1910 JA HU STAFFORD AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER IN FRONT OF WEST SIDE OF CABIN
11. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1930 STAFFORD CABIN LOOKING NORTHEAST
13. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1970 STAFFORD CABIN LOOKING WEST-NORTHWEST


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