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North Gate, 1951

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This is the North Gate of Fort Huachuca circa 1951, just before re-opening.

Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 during the Indian Wars. During World War II, the post housed over 30,000 troops. At war's end, the fort was declared surplus and transferred to the state of Arizona. It was then reactivated during the Korean War. A new era at the fort began in 1954 when control passed to the chief signal officer. It's importance grew from that point as it focused on strategic communications and intelligence.

The fort plays an important part in the history of Huachuca City because of its close proximity to the town and the fact that many of its past and present residents were connected to the fort in some capacity.


North Gate, 1957

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This is the North Gate of Fort Huachuca circa 1957, after the reopening.

Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 during the Indian Wars. During World War II, the post housed over 30,000 troops. At war's end, the fort was declared surplus and transferred to the state of Arizona. It was then reactivated during the Korean War. A new era at the fort began in 1954 when control passed to the chief signal officer. It's importance grew from that point as it focused on strategic communications and intelligence.

The fort plays an important part in the history of Huachuca City because of its close proximity to the town and the fact that many of its past and present residents were connected to the fort in some capacity.


Lower Huachuca City, 1964

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This is an aerial photograph of lower Huachuca City, circa 1964.


North Gate, 1964

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This is an aerial photograph of North Gate area of Fort Huachuca and Huachuca City, circa 1964.

This former entrance to Fort Huachuca is now closed down.


Fort Huachuca historical monument

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This historical monument located on the west side of Highway 90 commemorates Fort Huachuca. It was erected in 1957 by the Arizona Society Daughters of American Revolution.

Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 during the Indian Wars. The fort plays an important part in the history of Huachuca City because of its close proximity to the town and the fact that many of its past and present residents were connected to the fort in some capacity.


Fort Huachuca historical monument

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This historical monument located on the west side of Highway 90 commemorates Fort Huachuca. It was erected in 1957 by the Arizona Society Daughters of American Revolution.

Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 during the Indian Wars. The fort plays an important part in the history of Huachuca City because of its close proximity to the town and the fact that many of its past and present residents were connected to the fort in some capacity.


Tribute to George Nerhan

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This banner honors the late George Nerhan, local resident and former mayor. It hangs on the fence of his former home at 701 E. Patton Street.

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. He was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Nerhan residence

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This is the former residence of the late George Nerhan at 701 E. Patton Street. It was originally build from ammo boxes bought as salvage from Fort Huachuca.

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. While some considered the collections of cars and other salvage items he stored on these properties to be eyesores and code violations, Nerhan himself felt that they were legal and not a negative to the community.

Nerhan was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Hunt Road houses

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This is a property owned by the late George Nerhan at Hunt Road and Skyline.

These buildings were originally bought as salvage from Fort Huachuca from Apache Flats and relocated here. The houses were already on the property when Nerhan purchased it. He had intended to make them into low income housing, but those plans did not materialize. Currently, they are used a storage.

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. While some considered the collections of cars and other salvage items he stored on these properties to be eyesores and code violations, Nerhan himself felt that they were legal and not a negative to the community.

Nerhan was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Hunt Road property

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This is a property owned by the late George Nerhan at Hunt Road and Skyline. this picture shows a trolley car and school bus located there.

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. While some considered the collections of cars and other salvage items he stored on these properties to be eyesores and code violations, Nerhan himself felt that they were legal and not a negative to the community.

Nerhan was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Hunt Road property

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This is a property owned by the late George Nerhan at Hunt Road and Skyline.

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. While some considered the collections of cars and other salvage items he stored on these properties to be eyesores and code violations, Nerhan himself felt that they were legal and not a negative to the community.

Nerhan was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Hunt Road property airplane

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This is a property owned by the late George Nerhan at Hunt Road and Skyline. This picture shows a locally popular airplane which was previously located on incorporated town land. (This area is county land.)

Nerhan lived in Huachuca City for more than 40 years, owning many properties and businesses there. While some considered the collections of cars and other salvage items he stored on these properties to be eyesores and code violations, Nerhan himself felt that they were legal and not a negative to the community.

Nerhan was mayor from 2001-2009 and served for 12 years on the Town Planning & Zoning Board. His contributions to the community were many, including bringing the pool, improving the ballparks, and getting funding for new sewer lines.


Huachuca City General Development Plan, 2017

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This general development plan update was developed with the assistance of the WLB Group. The objective of the plan was to provide a unified vision of the town’s growth and development in accordance with the wishes of residents, property owners and stakeholders.

This work was done in 2017 when Ken Taylor was mayor.

This document was intended to serve as a guide for the Town Council, Town Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Staff and the general public regarding future development, growth and land use activity within the Town. The plan outlines the
community’s goal and objectives, establishes the land use and circulation plans and
provides recommendations, policies and implementation strategies to meet the goals and objectives.


Title 16 Neighborhood Preservation and Vacant Property Registry

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The Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance of the Town of Huachuca City is intended to to promote and preserve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Huachuca City, and to protect its residents, neighborhoods and business district against hazardous, blighting and deteriorating influences or conditions that diminish quality of life and contribute to the downgrading of property values. This title serves these purposes by establishing minimum standards for the condition of the interior of residential buildings; by establishing requirements for the maintenance of all residential and nonresidential buildings and structures of any kind, and vacant and improved land; and by prohibiting acts and conduct that diminish quality of life.

The document includes:

Property Maintenance Standards
Building Maintenance Standards
Unsafe/Dilapidated Structures and Equipment
Graffiti Prevention, Prohibition and Removal
Slum Property
Public Nuisance
Additional Violations
Administration, Enforcement and Appeals
Liability, Conflicts, Severability
Foreclosure/Vacant Property Registry


Huachuca City General Development Plan, 2002

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These are the presentation board highlights from the 2002 general development plan for Huachuca City, developed with the assistance of the WLB Group under a grant from the Arizona Department of Commerce. The objective of the plan was to provide a unified vision of the town’s growth and development in accordance with the
wishes of residents, property owners and stakeholders.

The plan outlines the community’s goal and objectives, establishes the land use and circulation plans and provides recommendations, policies and implementation strategies to meet the goals and objectives.


Sulger birthday party

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This is a photo from John Sulger's birthday party at 112 Pima Street in Huachuca City. In the back row are Kay Kelly, Brenda Phillips (Bailey), and John Ray Adams. In the front row are Ricky Moore, Davy Moore, and John Sulger.


Brownie troop

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This is a picture of the Huachuca City Brownie troop taken near the community center in lower Huachuca City.

Jane Castleberry (Mudder) is the second from the left in the bottom row. Sharon Sulger (Upchurch) is the fourth from the left in the top row.


Arlene Castleberry

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This is a picture of Arlene Castleberry, mother of Jane Castleberry Mudder, taken in front of her home at 111 Navajo in Huachuca City.


Graduation card - 1965

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This is a graduation card from the Sulger family to Jane Castleberry (Mudder) who graduated from Tombstone High School in 1964.


Paving improvement letter - 1972

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This letter from the M.M. Sundt Construction Co. to property owner Arlene Castleberry at 111 Navajo in Huachuca City was enclosed with a billing for their portion of the paving improvements done.