Fort Apache, Roosevelt School named a landmark


PHOENIX (AP) -- Fort Apache and the Theodore Roosevelt School in northeastern Arizona is now a National Historic Landmark.

The designation was made Tuesday in Washington by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

Authorities sat Fort Apache was an important base for recruitment of Apache scouts and operations as well as an important node in the dynamic of forts established in support of westward expansion. Between 1871 and 1923, the fort was also home to so-called "Buffalo soldiers" from four black units.

In 1923, Fort Apache became one of only 14 forts to become a school. It changed names and became the Theodore Roosevelt School.