Huachuca City, also known as the Sunset City, is on

state Highway 90, 64 miles southeast of Tucson. The community, at

an elevation of 4,245 feet, was incorporated in 1958 but it originated

as a stop on the now abandoned Southern Pacific Railroad

between Tombstone and Patagonia, Arizona.

The Huachuca City economy is closely related to the U.S.

Army's Fort Huachuca, headquarters for the Army's Information

Systems Command, Intelligence Center and School, Electronic

Proving Ground and Communications Electronic Installation Agency.

The city is just 20 miles from the Mexican border and has good

the potential for the twin plant industrial concept. This highly desirable

the location has made residential construction and retirement living

important to the economy. The Huachuca Commercial Center (for

improved industrial and commercial sites) is under construction and

will have 40 acres. Undeveloped land, with city utilities available, is

abundant around Huachuca City. All of Huachuca City is a designated

Enterprise Zone.

Cochise County, in the southeast corner of Arizona, is unique

in its historical, recreational and scenic features. The rugged mountains

and broad grassy valleys were once dominated by the Apaches

whose chief gave his name to the county. The struggle between the

Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. Cavalry is reflected in numerous

sites throughout the county. These same mountains offer the visitor

to Cochise County many opportunities to hike and wander through

lush stands of ponderosa pine, douglas fir, and quaking aspen. The

Coronado National Forest is noted for a variety of wildlife and offer the

hunter and the nature lover many hours of excitement and pleasure.

Within an hour drive of Huachuca City, visitors can see historic

Cochise Stronghold, where Cochise sought refuge from the U.S.

Cavalry and is buried. Fort Huachuca, established in 1877 as a cavalry

post to safeguard settlers now has an excellent museum.

Nearby are several ghost towns including Bisbee, a picturesque

1890s mining town built on mountain sides, with the infamous

Brewery Gulch. State Highway 80 tunnels through a mountain pass

to the Lavender Pit, the only open-pit mine on a major highway.

Coronado National Memorial (a recreational area in Huachuca

Mountains with spectacular views into Mexico), commemorates the

first European expedition into the American Southwest.

Other attractions include Tombstone (Historical Monument),

the “Town Too Tough To Die,” site of gun fights; old Cochise County

Court House, now a state Historical Museum; Amerind Foundation

Museum has an outstanding display of Indian culture and artifacts.

Agua Prieta, Nogales, and Naco, Mexican cities across the international

border, offer shops, restaurants, night clubs and (in Nogales) colorful and exciting bullfights.