Roy B Young
Charleston
Mon May 16, 13:50

Nice drone views of Charleston. I've been there several times, but having the drone fly over helps to picture the size and shape of the town and streets. I seriously question the picture labeled as Curly Bill, though I'm sure that someday one with provenance will surface.

Once I was at Charleston with Casey Tefertiller and we came upon the site of an old outhouse. As we wondered what all might be excavated from it, Casey asked me a question, that I can't remember, but my answer was, "I don't know, I'm not privy to that information." At last I got a laugh! Not long nor loud, but I enjoyed it.

    • Great Video and AccountRoy B Young, Mon May 16 13:39
      I really like this video and the whole story told of this site. Beautiful location. I can only imagine the lonliness of such a place in 1862. I wonder about the many, many rocks that made up the wa... more
      • Dragoon Springs CemeteryRobert Buckley, Tue May 17 17:40
        Roy, here is the Find-A-Grave link for the Dragoon Springs Cemetery. Listed in the link are the men who died during the battle in 1862 and also the men who died in the massacre of 1858 during the cons... more
        • The CemeteryRoy B Young, Thu May 19 10:39
          In trying to answer my own question via research, it didn't take long. I found in my copy of the Cochise County Historical Journal, Volume 46, Number 1, Spring/Summer, 2016 - the 50th Anniversary Iss... more
        • VideoEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 3:31
          Great video !!!
          • The Jackass mail routeRobert Buckley, Thu May 19 7:49
            In 1857, a year before the massacre at Dragoon Springs, the lone survivor of the massacre, Silas St. John, helped layout and manage the San Antonio to San Diego mail route ( The Jackass mail route). ... more
            • MemorialEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:43
              Memorial for Silas St. John: SILAS ST. JOHN CARRIED THE FIRST EASTBOUND OVERLAND MAIL OUT OF SAN DIEGO, FROM CARRIZO CREEK TO FORT YUMA NOV, 16, 1857. ON SEPT. 9, 1858, IN A LONE-HANDED DEFENSE OF T... more
              • Re: MemorialRobert Buckley, Fri May 20 18:39
                Eddie, Benjamin P. Cheney,jr, a director of Wells Fargo, had that Memorial inscribed on a bronze plaque and placed on Silas St. John’s headstone in 1941. Sadly, several years later the bronze plaque w... more
                • WellsEddie Lanham, Sat May 21 3:31
                  Interesting!
            • Military RoadEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:17
              Thanks Robert for that information on Silas St. John. From San Antonio, the Military Road and Postal Route ran west to Ft. Inge, just south of current Uvalde, and beyond, then turned towards El Paso. ... more
    • Charleston ArizonaB.J., Mon May 16 12:58
      https://youtu.be/51BsIu1NvXw
      • Charleston — Roy B Young, Mon May 16 13:50
        • Curly Bill photoRandolph W. Farmer, Wed May 18 7:25
          So you don’t believe the Harpo Marx looking guy in that photo is Curly Bill? LOL. He looks too narrow-shouldered to be the guy described as a muscular giant, built like a wrestler. I don’t believe it ... more
        • Charleston, AZSharon Cunningham, Tue May 17 5:42
          Like the video of Charleston. Was on the TTR Trek to Charleston several years ago and came away with a photo of our Friends Pam Potter, (me), and Anne Collier...I think that's Casey Tefertiller in the... more
          • Posting a PictureRoy B Young, Tue May 17 7:52
            Would be glad to post it in the WWHA on-line Saddlebag newsletter, if that will work for you. "Remember when..." or something like that.
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