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Indeed! Interesting character Source:

 

"Reavis’ mother Maria was part Spanish andprobably taught him the language. It was his

knowledge of Spanish, reading and writing,

which allowed him the opportunity to forge Span-

ish documents in both Spain and Mexico that

would later lead to the bogus Peralta Land Grant.

Reavis arrived in Arizona Territory in 1880,

making claims he owned a large of part of Ari-

zona and New Mexico territory that included

Phoenix, Tucson and Mesilla. He collected rent

and tribute from railroads, ranches, farms, and

mines for about eleven years. Many of the Ari-

zona pioneers preferred to pay his extortion rather

than fight him in court, and he amassed a fortune

from the rentals."

There was actually a movie about this starring Vincent Price. I can't remember what it's called, but I remember seeing it in high school in Az History. Pretty interesting.

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German?

 

yes.

 

After Florence lobbied for a bridge across the Gila River in 1885, what happened to the bridge?

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yes.

 

After Florence lobbied for a bridge across the Gila River in 1885, what happened to the bridge?

 

It was to everyone’s surprise and chagrin that a wooden bridge would suffer serious damage from swiftly running water and seasonal fires.

 

http://adotblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/florence-bridge-monument-of-treachery.html

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Well, this book says that the river cut a new channel around it, but I'll give it to you since it doesn't look like much was said about it at the time.

 

Next up: What strain of Spanish horses has retained pure blood lines on a remote Arivaca ranch since 1885?

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Well, this book says that the river cut a new channel around it, but I'll give it to you since it doesn't look like much was said about it at the time.

 

Next up: What strain of Spanish horses has retained pure blood lines on a remote Arivaca ranch since 1885?

 

Wilbur-Cruce Spanish horses

 

http://www.knxu.com/~hdc/equine_wilburcruce_iframe.html

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Well, I'm going to give it to you even though the book says mustangs. I googled mustangs with Arivaca and only came up with a hiking trail - the Cruce horses hits were a lot more prominent. Interesting article by the way. Thanks for posting it. :rolleyes:

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What planet was discovered from the Lowell Observatory in 1930?

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Pluto

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Pluto

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