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Faraway Ranch, Willcox, Cochise County, AZ



B&W Photos

HB66307
Contextual View Of Ranch House Looking West

HB66308
Contextual View Showing Ranch House And Former Stafford Orchard

HB66309
View Of Bonita Canyon From Outcropping Looking West

HB66310
Contextual View Of Ranch House

HB66311
Field Stone Lining Perimeter Of Ranch House Yard, Looking North, With Main Ranch House Pictured In Background

HB66312
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In Possession Of Western Archaeologial And Conservation Center (wacc), Tucson, Arizona), Photographer Unknown, Undated Aerial View Of Faraway Ranch And Vicinity

HB66313
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In The Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, Undated, Probably 1920's View Of Bonita Canyon Looking West

HB66314
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, Undated, Probably 1920's Cirkut Photograph Of Bonita Canyon Looking West

HB66315
Photocopy Of Photograph (original Print In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1900's Neil Erickson On Ledge Overlooking Bonita Canyon With Stafford Cabin In Foreground And Erickson House In Distance (board And Batten Period)

HB66316
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox, Arizona), Photographer Unknown, Undated Faraway Ranch And Stafford Orchard

HB66317
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Armstrong(?) Photographer, C

HB66318
Photocopy Of Sketch (original In Possession Of Wacc) George Dunn, Photographer, 1892 'original Home Of Mr

HB66319
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1907 Main House

HB66320
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1908 Emma And Neil Erickson In Front Of Board And Batten South Wall Of Main House

HB66321
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C

HB66322
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Chiricahua National Monument), Photographer Unknown, C.1917 Lilliana And Hildegard Erickson In Front Of Ranch House

HB66323
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's View Of Ranch House Looking Southeast

HB66324
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Chiricahua National Monument), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's Group Of Dudes Posed In Front Of South Side Of Main House

HB66325
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Chiricahua National Monument), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's Men On Horseback With Main House Pictured In Right Background

HB66326
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's Boy With Deer Standing In East Yard Of Main House With Well And Screened Porch Pictured In Left Background

HB66327
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's Deer Coming Down Sw Stairway Of Present House

HB66328
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's Emma And Neil Standing In Front Of Faraway Under Lantern

HB66329
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1930 View Showing Cowboy House And Main House

HB66330
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Chiricahua National Monument), Photographer Unknown, C.1938 Lillian And Ed Riggs In Front Of Ranch House With Anna Marie Powers

HB66331
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, Undated Woman Feeding Deer In South Yard Of Ranch House

HB66332
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1920 Predecessor To Bunkhouse (no Longer Extant)

HB66333
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, Before 1910 Emma Erickson Sitting Beside Stone-walled Cellar

HB66334
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, C.1920's Dudes On Horseback In Front Of Present Garage

HB66335
Photocopy Of Negative (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, Undated Cottage With Gable Roof With Riders And Wagon In Foreground

HB66336
Photocopy Of Photograph (original In Possession Of Wacc), Photographer Unknown, Undated Martha Stark House


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Location
Willcox vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AZ-139
Significance: The Faraway Ranch occupies 320 acres within Chiricahua National Monument in Southeastern Arizona. Of greatest importance among the ranch buildings are the Erickson-Riggs Ranch House and the Stafford-Riggs Cabin. There are eight other buildings and structures on the property that were part of the ranch operation. The ranch was originally homesteaded by Neil and Emma Erickson. Neil Erickson, a self-taught carpenter and builder, erected the ranch house in three major stages. The resulting house was unusual in its mixture of vernacular adobe brick construction and wood framing techniques and decorative details imported from the eastern United States. In 1923 to 1924 the ranch was the center of efforts by Ed and Lillian Riggs, son in law and daughter of the Ericksons, to have the nearby "Wonderland of Rocks," proclaimed Chiricahua National Monument. The ranch also became the headquarters after 1917 for one of the leading guest ranches in the southeastern Arizona region. Operated by the Riggs until Ed Riggs death in 1950 and by Lillian Riggs alone until the early 1970's, the guest ranch hosted countless excursions by "dudes" into the Monument and on cattle round-ups on the range. Jay Hugh Stafford, one of the first settlers in the region, built the Stafford-Riggs Cabin beginning in 1880. Stafford established a large fruit orchard west of his cabin and built one of the early irrigation systems in the area. The cabin is one of the oldest surviving log cabins in southeastern Arizona. The Faraway Ranch property was acquired by the National Park Service in 1972 and 1978. Restoration of the ranch buildings is planned following completion of a historic structures report.

Subjects
Homesteading
Cattle Industry
Cowboys


Related Names
Erickson, Neil
Erickson, Emma
Erickson, Ben
Erickson, Lilliana
Erickson, Hidegard
Riggs, Ed
Glass, James A., Field Team
Andrews, Deborah, Field Team
LaFond, Michael A., Field Team
Frear, Richard, Photographer
Dunn, George, Photographer
Cardozo, Russell W., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF RANCH HOUSE LOOKING WEST
2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW SHOWING RANCH HOUSE AND FORMER STAFFORD ORCHARD
3. VIEW OF BONITA CANYON FROM OUTCROPPING LOOKING WEST
4. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF RANCH HOUSE
5. FIELD STONE LINING PERIMETER OF RANCH HOUSE YARD, LOOKING NORTH, WITH MAIN RANCH HOUSE PICTURED IN BACKGROUND
6. Photocopy of photograph (original print in possession of Western Archaeologial and Conservation Center (WACC), Tucson, Arizona), photographer unknown, undated AERIAL VIEW OF FARAWAY RANCH AND VICINITY
7. Photocopy of photograph (original print in the possession of WACC), photographer unknown, undated, probably 1920's VIEW OF BONITA CANYON LOOKING WEST
8. Photocopy of photograph (original print in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, undated, probably 1920's CIRKUT PHOTOGRAPH OF BONITA CANYON LOOKING WEST
9. Photocopy of photograph (original print in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1900's NEIL ERICKSON ON LEDGE OVERLOOKING BONITA CANYON WITH STAFFORD CABIN IN FOREGROUND AND ERICKSON HOUSE IN DISTANCE (BOARD AND BATTEN PERIOD)
10. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox, Arizona), photographer unknown, undated FARAWAY RANCH AND STAFFORD ORCHARD
11. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), Armstrong(?) photographer, c. 1923 CIRKUT PHOTOGRAPH OF RANCH HOUSE AND VICINITY LOOKING NORTH
12. Photocopy of sketch (original in possession of WACC) George Dunn, photographer, 1892 'ORIGINAL HOME OF MR. AND MRS. NEIL ERICKSON IN BONITA CANYON ABOUT 1892'
13. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1907 MAIN HOUSE
14. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1908 EMMA AND NEIL ERICKSON IN FRONT OF BOARD AND BATTEN SOUTH WALL OF MAIN HOUSE
15. Photocopy of photograph (original in WACC), photographer unknown, c. 1917 BEN ERICKSON IN WWI UNIFORM STANDING IN FRONT OF SOUTH LIVING ROOM WINDOW (ADOBE WALLS)
16. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1917 LILLIANA AND HILDEGARD ERICKSON IN FRONT OF RANCH HOUSE
17. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1920's VIEW OF RANCH HOUSE LOOKING SOUTHEAST
18. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1920's GROUP OF DUDES POSED IN FRONT OF SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN HOUSE
19. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1920's MEN ON HORSEBACK WITH MAIN HOUSE PICTURED IN RIGHT BACKGROUND
20. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1920's BOY WITH DEER STANDING IN EAST YARD OF MAIN HOUSE WITH WELL AND SCREENED PORCH PICTURED IN LEFT BACKGROUND
21. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1920's DEER COMING DOWN SW STAIRWAY OF PRESENT HOUSE
22. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1920's EMMA AND NEIL STANDING IN FRONT OF FARAWAY UNDER LANTERN
23. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1930 VIEW SHOWING COWBOY HOUSE AND MAIN HOUSE
24. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1938 LILLIAN AND ED RIGGS IN FRONT OF RANCH HOUSE WITH ANNA MARIE POWERS
25. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, undated WOMAN FEEDING DEER IN SOUTH YARD OF RANCH HOUSE
26. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1920 PREDECESSOR TO BUNKHOUSE (NO LONGER EXTANT)
27. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, before 1910 EMMA ERICKSON SITTING BESIDE STONE-WALLED CELLAR
28. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1920's DUDES ON HORSEBACK IN FRONT OF PRESENT GARAGE
29. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, undated COTTAGE WITH GABLE ROOF WITH RIDERS AND WAGON IN FOREGROUND
30. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, undated MARTHA STARK HOUSE


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