february, 2019

26feb5:30 pm7:00 pmPastFinder Gathering - The Bascom Affair or Start of Apache WarsScottsdale Library - Mustang Branch

Event Details

In 1861, war between the United States and the Apache Chiricahua seemed inevitable. The Apache lived on a heavily traveled Emigrant and Overland Mail Trail and routinely raided it. The historian Doug Hocking examines the events that resulted in the confrontation of Lieutenant George Bascom and the Apache chief Cochise following the kidnapping of the young boy Felix Ward: an incident believed to be the spark of the Apache Wars. Was Lieutenant Bascom the hero or villain of this confrontation? Arizona Historical Society Board Member Doug Hocking proposes a controversial but well researched answer.

Please note: This program takes place at the Scottsdale Library Mustang Branch (10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258)

This program is organized by the PastFinders and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. 


(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Scottsdale Library - Mustang Branch

10101 N 90th St

Arizona Historical Society