Amazing Arizona: History of Southern San Simon Valley

Eastern Gateway to the Chiricahua Mountains

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2950 E. Tacoma St.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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Event Start
1:00 PM on May 5, 2020
Event End
2:00 PM on May 5, 2020

The eastern edge of Cochise County straddles two mountain ranges: the longer Peloncillos in the east and the taller Chiricahuas, no more than 10 miles westward. For centuries the terrain was home to the Chiricahua Apache, but by 1876, with the Army's removal of the Chiricahua Apache to the San Carlos Reservation, the region experienced a new wave of human migration because of the enticing presence of water, grass, land, and feral cattle and horses. The Arizona towns of San Simon, Galeyville, Paradise, Apache, and Portal, along with Rodeo, New Mexico, were interrelated through railroad, mining, and ranching interests. Join researcher Craig McEwan in this slide-show discussion of the area's Spanish and Mexican influences, San Simon Cienega outlaws, Indians, and pioneers who roamed there in times of Southwestern booms and busts.

When: 1 PM

Where: Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, AZ. 85635

Admission: Free

Info: (520) 439-2306, [email protected]

Event Start
1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Event End
2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Location
Ethel H. Berger Center

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