Flap Jack Stage Station


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Corral at the station.

In 1858, Flap Jack Ranch was located six miles from Agua Caliente Hot Springs along the Gila River, 84 miles from Fort Yuma. It was established as stagecoach station of the Butterfield Overland Mail. In 1862, Flap Jack Ranch became known as Grinnel’s Ranch.

During the Civil War, the Union Army refered to the area as Stanwix Ranch, or Stanwix Station. This was the site of the westernmost skirmish of the American Civil War.


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