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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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The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise

The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise is due out from Two Dot in the Spring of 2017. Meanwhile, here’s a video and some music. Tom Jeffords Video Here’s a note from Carol Markstrom who wrote the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Chaco Canyon, A Review by Rahm E. Sandoux, Desert Tracks, January 2016

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon, A Review by Rahm E. Sandoux, Desert Tracks, January 2016 The story of Doug Hocking’s new historical novel, The Mystery of Chaco Canyon, takes place ten years after them events described in his earlier book, … Continue reading

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Pirates of the San Pedro, Dams and Paddlewheel Boats on the River

We’ve all heard about the paddlewheel steamboats that used to ply the San Pedro. Some of us have even seen old photographs. The only problem is that it never happened. Arizona was for many years supplied by steamboats on the … Continue reading

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Jeffords Arrested by Billy the Kid Near the Brunckow Mine Arizona Murder House

This is one of my favorite stories from the Old Wild West and this is the best version of it that I’ve found. It comes from the Tucson Citizen September 11, 1881, and that paper attributes it to the Tombstone … Continue reading

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Californio Lancers a book review

Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West, 1863-1866. By Tom Prezelski, Norman: The Arthur H. Clark Company/University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Maps, illus., appendixes, table, notes, biblio., index, 248 pages. ISBN 978-0-87062-436-0. $32.95. This is … Continue reading

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Fall Roundup at Empire Ranch

On November 7, the Cochise County Corral of the Westerners took a trail ride to our mother county, Pima, to be there for Fall Roundup at the Empire Ranch. Empire Ranch under Walter Vail was the largest in Arizona and … Continue reading

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Home Again from Santa Fe with photos and a book by Ben Traywick

We’re home again and safe after a profitable and pleasant trip to Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I may be wanted by the Santa Fe police (Dead or Alive) for double parking while a loaded my gear into … Continue reading

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Another Day in Santa Fe at Indian Market

Well, it’s another day at Indian Market. Sunday, the last day, and we’re ready for some rest.  600 mile drive to get home, oh my. First time I’ve seen carved turquoise. Cochise’s head as big as my fist.

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Santa Fe Indian Market, Chimayo and Richard’s Ghost

Another day at Indian Market. This is the big one. 100,000 visitors and buyers, 1300 vendors and more shows with more vendors like the show I’m in, Native Treasures at the El Dorado Hotel. If you’ve never been to Indian … Continue reading

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