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Fort Grant

Fort Grant

In 1885, when Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches were raiding in southern Arizona, the 10th Cavalry was transferred from Texas to Forts Grant, Thomas, Apache and Verde in the Arizona Territory. (The 10th was one of the cavalry regiments organized with black troops after the Civil War. Indians called the men Buffalo Soldiers after their short curly hair.) The men of the 10th sent to Fort Grant had been given one of the most desirable postings in the Arizona Territory.

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Why Marriage Matters (access required)

As gay marriage proponents eye a possible constitutional amendment in 2016 to allow same-sex marriage in Arizona, advocates on both sides are trying to win voters’ hearts and minds by emphasizing the far-reaching consequences of gay marriage.

We take a look at both sides below in our two-part segment.

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