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Desperado Trails: Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier
March 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Hang on to your hats as you ride the trails beside some of Arizona’s most wicked renegades during a time when massacres, mayhem and mischief ran rampant throughout Arizona Territory. Learn the sordid details of desperadoes such as cattle/horse rustler and murderer Augustine Chacon who claimed he killed over fifty men, ladies-man Buckskin Frank Leslie who had a deadly aim and an impatient trigger finger, lawman-turned-outlaw Burt Alvord, and murderer Charles P. Stanton. And watch out for the ladies! Meet petite horse and cattle thief Cecil Creswell and everyone’s darling, stagecoach robber Pearl Hart.
Historian, author, and lecturer, Jan Cleere writes extensively about early settlers of the desert Southwest. An American studies magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University West, she is the author of the award-winning books Levi’s & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History; Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers; Outlaw Tales of Arizona; and More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women. She has presented papers at numerous Arizona history conventions and has received recognition and honors from organizations such as the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Book Publishers Association, and the Nevada Women’s History Project.