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

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



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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N345
Survey number: HABS AZ-139-B
Building/structure dates: ca. 1880 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1886 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1919 Subsequent Work



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Stafford, Ja Hu
Erikson, Lillian
Erikson, Hildegarde
Riggs, Lillian
Riggs, Ed
Madsen, Pauline Amelia
Huston, Ann, transmitter
Frear, Richard, photographer
Cardozo, Russell Wilcox, delineator
LaFond, Michael A, delineator
Andrews, Deborah, delineator
Glass, James A, historian




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