(Editor’s Note: 12/14/20. The future of the San Bernardino Ranch Museum is unknown at this time. Last we checked it was closed to visitors due to Covid-19 and the construction of the border wall, which is draining the lake and other water resources. Nonetheless the story of John Slaughter is an interesting one. This article was written in 2018 by Arizona Travel Writer Roger Naylor.)
This is a great porch.
The shady veranda stretches along the entire front of the house. Views extend across green pastures streaked with wildflowers into the rolling hills of Mexico.
It’s a comfortable porch. It’s the kind of place where you want to settle in after dinner and enjoy a quiet hour or two as the evening cools.
John Slaughter, who was a Confederate soldier, Texas Ranger and Cochise County sheriff, loved this porch. He was sitting there one day with his family when a cloud of dust swirled up from the south. Pancho Villa and his army rode onto Slaughter’s ranch. After a forced march, the famished soldiers began killing and butchering cattle. Read More