SHULTZ, OSCAR - Apache County, Arizona | OSCAR SHULTZ - Arizona Gravestone Photos


Upper Coyote Creek (Three Forks) Cemetery
Apache County,

Oscar Shultz
Shot May 17, 1922

Oscar Shultz, who was a German immigrant borne in 1896 and worked as a Farm laborer in Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona, robbed a store in mid-May of 1922 and fled South on horseback. The Apache County Posse caught up with him south of Hannagan Meadows in Greenlee County at the Blue Lookout and was shot dead on the 17th of May, 1922.
They put the body across his horse and were returning his body to Nutrioso but for some unknown reason, they decided to bury his body about half-way back at the present location of Upper Coyote Creek (Three Forks).
Rumors have it that a family in the Springerville area still has his boots.

The grave is located at the junction of Forest Service Roads 276 and 8083.
To find the location from Alpine, Arizona from U.S. Highway 191. Take U.S. 191 north of Alpine, turn west onto Forest Service Rd #249 and go about 4 7/10 miles then turn south onto Forest Service Rd. #276 and go about 3 miles to the junction of #276 and 8083. The Grave is about 50 yards off to your left

For GPS users, the location is: 33.82764 // -109.2667.

Contributed on 10/27/04 by edward.peed
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Record #: 15246

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Submitted: 10/27/04 • Approved: 11/10/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/18 • R15246-G0-S3

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