Salon & Saloon Lecture: Southwest Train Robberies – Hijacking the Tracks on the Southern Corridor
Presenter: Author Doug Hocking
Saturday, November 18, 2 pm
$5/person at the door, or click here to pre-register.
**Lectures are held at the Monsoon Room at JoJo’s Restaurant, 201 N. Court St., across the street from the Presidio Museum. Food and drink will be available for sale during the lecture.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were no less than 16 train robberies along the southern corridor between Yuma and El Paso. Almost all of them come back one way or another to Cochise County where the outlaws hid, came from or were peace officers – sometimes both outlaw and peace officer. Author Doug Hocking will tell tales, many of which are often amusing.
Doug Hocking, is an independent scholar who has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology, and historical archaeology. Raised on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in New Mexico, Doug retired from the US Army after serving in Military Intelligence and as an officer in Armored Cavalry. He is the author of many award winning books of Southwest History including: Southwest Train Robberies, his history of the Jicarilla tribe, Terror on the Santa Fe Trail, Tom Jeffords, and Black Legend.