Hiking Apacheria: Paths to war
On Feb. 14, 1861, a report was prepared by 2d Lieutenant George N. Bascom, Company C, 7th Infantry, a young American officer ordered to an area in the Chiricahua Mountains locally called "Apache Pass." In his report, Bascom described in an understated way what would be called the "Bascom Affair" by Americans and "Cut-tent" by Apaches. The incident ignited a war that would not be resolved until 1872, with profound and far-reaching negative effects on just about every American, Mexican and Apache man, woman and child who lived in Arizona and New Mexico Territory.

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Medicine Man Gallery hosts western art show
The Medicine Man Art Gallery based in Tucson, Ariz. is hosting an art show and sale of nationally-acclaimed artist Jeff Aeling on Dec. 12.

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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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