COCHISE

Much has been written and portrayed about the great Apache leader Cochise.  Whatever the stories and legend, it should be remembered that he was a man of honor and an unyielding fighter when aroused by a sense of injustice.             One afternoon in 1860, Cochise and four of his braves visited their friend, the American … Continue reading COCHISE

THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA

  The southern Arizona town of Tombstone was founded in 1877 by a prospector named Ed Schieffelin.  Ed was staying at Camp Huachuca (wa-CHU-ka) as part of a scouting expedition against the Chiricahua (chir-i-COW-uh) Apaches.  From this safe place, and ignoring the warnings of the soldiers, he ventured out into the desert “looking for rocks.”  … Continue reading THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA

WATT WATKINS: THE HERO OF THE HORN SILVER

The mining town of Frisco, in Beaver County, Utah, was proud of the fact that the main buildings along its Main Street were made of stone and concrete.  The Hotel Southern, built in 1879 was hailed as “fireproof” by its builder and owner, J.J. Ferrin.             At the mine, southwest of town, all the structures … Continue reading WATT WATKINS: THE HERO OF THE HORN SILVER