David Leighton: Wetmores had deep roots in north-side area
The Wetmore family arrived in Tucson well before statehood and left its mark on local education, entertainment and shopping.

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1877- Arizona Territory- Ed Schieffelin records his silver claim on the future site of Tombstone
The name is said to have come from a comment made to Mr. Schieffelin when questioned about his frequent ventures out into the Apache wilderness to "look for rocks." One of the soldiers at Camp Huachuca (where Ed Schieffelin was staying) told him, "Ed, the only stone you will find out there will be your tombstone," and thus the name of a mine, nearby mountains, and a town "too tough to die" was born.

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Western author Cotton Smith passes away at 76
One of Smith's signatures in his novels was character description, but not just of the human characters. He went into great detail describing the character of each horse in his novels.

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Scott Dyke: Desert wisdom & figuring 'outside world' ways
It has been a while since I last saw him. Figured that he was history, but then again, I don't get out to the desert much these days. The last place imaginable to find him would be a big box store, but there he was, looking every bit the same — ageless.

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1881 - Apache attack at Fort Apache in AT; three soldiers, five civilians killed
Army worried about more attacks from the White Mountain Apache tribe. 

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