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About dhocking

Doug Hocking is an independent scholar who has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology and historical archaeology. He grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and attended school among the Indios and paisanos of the Rio Arriba (Northern New Mexico). He retired from the military as an armored cavalry (scout) officer. His novels immerse the reader in the times, terrain and cultures of 19th century New Mexico. Doug lives near Tombstone with his wife, dogs and a feral cat. He writes both fiction and history and is currently working on a biography of Tom Jeffords and has two historical novels in print: Massacre at Point of Rocks and Mystery of Chaco Canyon. His articles have appeared in True West, Wild West, Buckskin Bulletin and Roundup.

The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise, Yuma

Doug Hocking will speak on The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise, at the Sanguinetti Gardens in Yuma, AZ at 7 p.m. on January 17, 2017 and again at 10 a.m. on the 18th. Tom Jeffords learned … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Prescott

Doug Hocking will speak on The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise, at the Prescott Public Library at 5 p.m. on January 5, 2017. Tom Jeffords learned important lessons as a sea captain on the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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The Graves at Dragoon Springs, Pathfinders

Doug Hocking will speak on The Graves at Dragoon Springs, at 6 P.M. Friday, November 4, to the Pathfinders at the Arizona Historical Society Museum on 2nd St. in Tucson. There are four graves at the Overland Mail Station at … Continue reading

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Fort Bowie, AZ

We went out to Fort Bowie for the Centennial of the U.S. Park Service. B Troop was there and we hiked in and around the fort. Fort Bowie was founded in 1862 by the California Column and name for one … Continue reading

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Sky Rock

Sky Rock is a song by Carol Markstrom on her album, Crossing Borders. It was a fabulous dance pavilion way up Texas Canyon (near I-10 at the Dragoon exit). Built in the 1930s for the Adam’s Family Rodeo, we’ve only … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Indian Market

There is nothing quite like Santa Fe Indian Market. See my video here. We had a great time making some new friends and seeing old ones. We sold a lot of books. This year we got there a day early … Continue reading

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Trading Posts

I love a good old trading post. I grew up with one, the Apache Mercantile in Dulce, N.M. The next nearest store was 90 miles away in Farmington. We thought of that as the “big city,” after all, it had … Continue reading

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The Graves at Dragoon Springs, WNPA

Western National Parks Association, Oro Valley Doug Hocking will speak on The Graves at Dragoon Springs, at 12 P.M., and 2 P.M. Saturday, August 27, at the Western National Parks Store in Oro Valley. There are four graves at the … Continue reading

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Going to Santa Fe for Indian Market August 18 to 21

We’ll be in Santa Fe from August 18th to the 21st signing books at the Eldorado Hotel, Native Treasures Show, 309 San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM. Meet the author. Author Doug Hocking will be signing his books – Massacre … Continue reading

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Land of the Mountain Men

Debbie keeps telling people at shows – we’ll be at the Santa Fe Indian Market in the Eldorado Hotel at a show called Native Treasures the third week of August – that our travels are posted on the website. Actually, … Continue reading

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