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Samuel Whitside, Founder Of Fort Huachuca (access required)

Fort Huachuca’s founder, Captain Samuel Marmaduke Whitside, was born Jan. 9, 1839 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 19, 1858, with his enlistment papers describing him as 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall with blue eyes and light hair. After three years in the Army, Whitside reached the rank of sergeant ...

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This is Tombstone’s Oriental Saloon, photographed in the 1930s after its conversion for use as a drug store.

The Oriental Saloon (access required)

Owned by Jim Vizina, its bar and restaurant rented to Cochise County Supervisor M.E. (Milt) Joyce, the Oriental was considered Tombstone’s finest saloon. “Last evening,” ...