Category Archives: Geronimo

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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The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise

Jimmy Stewart played a heroic Tom Jeffords in 1950’s Broken Arrow. He learned the Apache language and boldly rode alone into Cochise’s Stronghold to make a private peace for his stagecoach company. Having made friends with Cochise and earned his … Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century, 19th Century Army, Bisbee, Chiricahua Apaches, Cochise, Geronimo, Mining, Sailing ships, Tom Jeffords, Tombstone | 6 Comments

Never annoy an author. They’ll put you in a story and kill you.

They say never annoy an author. He’ll put you in a book and kill you. So here goes. Yesterday, Saturday, I did a presentation, The Black Legend of Lieutenant Bascom, twice, at 12 and 2, at the Western National Parks … Continue reading

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