History

History

In April of 1996, with the encouragement of Forest Rangers (Jean Wade and Kathy Kahlow), a group of people formed to restore a dilapidated stone house in Carr Canyon for a visitors’ center and to explore ways of enhancing use and preservation of Huachuca Mountain habitat.  Hundreds of volunteer hours produced by-laws, incorporation papers, trails, and a gathering place now called Carr House.  Nature studies and hikes for children started and in history programs in 1998 descendents of Arizona pioneers of the mountains and canyons shared their stories.  Todd, Haverty, Healy, Carr, Biederman became names connecting past and present care (use) of these mountains.  The House itself is an historic connection to the Moson-Greene families.  The volunteer group, now called the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains, FOHM, evolved to be a force in conservation, education and hospitality.  FOHM carries out its mission with trail maps, displays, school field trips, greeters in a welcoming house and the over 140 programs about the plants, animals, terrain and people of the area that have been presented.  Hikers, naturalists, historians, wanderers find much in the past and present to enjoy.