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National Parks Store: The Graves at Dragoon Springs

Join independent scholar, Doug Hocking, for a lively discussion of the graves at Dragoon Springs, AZ.

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There are four graves at Dragoon Springs. One is marked Sergeant Sam Ford, May 5, 1862, and the other Richardo. The Sons of the Confederate Veterans have long claimed all four as the graves of Confederate soldiers of Captain Sherod Hunter’s company. On Memorial Day they put out their flags. The stories about who lies there and how they came to be there vary. Two graves are shown as already there in 1860 when H.C. Grosvenor, manager of the Santa Rita mines, made a sketch of the station showing the two graves. Join us to learn more about the graves in Dragoon Springs, presented by Doug Hocking.

Doug Hocking is an independent scholar who has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology and historical archaeology. A retired armored cavalry officer, he grew up among the Jicarilla Apache and paisanos of the Rio Arriba (Northern New Mexico). He is a member of the board of the Arizona Historical Society.

Presentation at 12 PM & 2 PM.

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Event Tags: American History, archaeology, Arizona, culture, educational, free, history, Sonoran Desert, Tucson

Saturday, August 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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