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November 2016

The Life and Times of Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arizona History Museum,
949 E. 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Hocking, Doug

Tom Jeffords grew up in Ashtabula, OH, without much education and was promoted to lake captain in his early twenties. The lure of making his fortune called Tom west to the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, the San Juan Rush and to the Colorado River. He scouted and was dispatch rider for the Army during the Civil War and was present at its bloodiest battle. After the war, he prospected, scouted and helped start Tucson’s mail service. Along the way, he…

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