Hiking Apacheria: The captive
Jimmy McKinn was abducted by Geronimo, rescued from the Apaches by Gen. Crook—and bitterly resisted being returned to "civilization." Whatever became of Southwest New Mexico's most famous Indian captive?

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Jerry Eagan: Before boundaries
When I peruse a historical book for possible purchase, I sort the "sheep from the goats" in several ways. The first sort is about footnotes; the second sort is about maps. No maps, no purchase. If you read all 28 articles of mine you'll see I've defined "Apacheria" in terms of its vast size as one of its most important factors. In this article, I want to show how important maps were and certainly are as I "Hike Apacheria."

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Three Lieutenants Cushing, one honored with Downtown Tucson street
A drive east from Sonoita along state route 82 is one of immense visual enjoyment.  It becomes truly breathtaking upon entering Rain Valley where the sudden projections of Mt. Bruce and Mustang Peak, off to the south, herald the Mustang Mountains.

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Medal of Honor for Civil War hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing sparks new battles
Seldom has the Army faced the challenge of staging an award ceremony like the one Thursday, when President Obama is slated to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to distant relatives of 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who died leading the artillery defense that halted Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. 

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"The Singing Ranger" book release party
There's a new book out about the life of Stan Jones. Who is Stan Jones you ask? He was known in 1950s movies as "The Singing Ranger."

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