Thursday, December 02, 2010

150th Anniversary of the Bascom Affair

December 2, 2010

Home stretch on our big Apache Wars package for the January-February issue. We are telling the story all the
way from Felix Ward's kidnapping to the Cochise, Cut-The-Tent,
so-called Bascom Affair, on through the 1880s and up to and including
the latest Geronimo movie. Quite a spread of images and text, with a
massive timeline, wonderful original photos from the collection of R. G.
McCubbin, John Langellier and the Sharlot Hall Museum (two I've never
seen before of Mickey Free) and excellent history coverage by John
Langellier, with expert help from Allan Radbourne, Doug McChristian and
Larry Ludwig. Couple that with excellent editing by Meghan Saar and
superb layout and design by Daniel Harshberger and Robert Ray and we
have a sweeping package that we can all be proud of on the 150th
anniversary of the Felix Ward-Cochise-Bascom Affair. And, by the way, a
party will be held at Apache Pass on February 12, 2011 with battlefield
rides, complete with period food and military interpreters. Do not miss this one!

Here's a sneak peek at the opening of the feature:

"The way of truth goes through the dark."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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