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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “A Photo Essay of the Apache Surrender”
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, June 15, 2023, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s Third Thursday Food for Thought presentation featuring “A Photo Essay of the Apache Surrender” by historian Bill Cavaliere. This free Zoom online program will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time, same as Pacific Daylight Time).
Using a comparison of old photographs with recent ones taken of the same places, Bill Cavaliere will discuss the Chiricahua Apaches and their early frontier photographers, with the emphasis on C. S. Fly, Ben Wittick, and A. Frank Randall. Cavaliere travelled far and wide to locate the scenes where the 1800s shots were taken. Some were very easy to find, such as the photographs taken at Fort Bowie, while others were more difficult, especially ones taken by Tombstone photographer C. S. Fly in Cañon de los Embudos in northern Sonora, Mexico, which entailed modern-day driving on rough four-wheel-drive roads through remote areas disputed by rival drug cartels. Bill’s obsession was finding the location of Fly’s famous “Council Photo” that depicts Geronimo and other hostile Apaches negotiating peace terms with General George Crook and his soldiers.
To register for the Zoom webinar go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-FSKZAk5RIeSw_mIj9vc7Q. For more information contact Old Pueblo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-798-1201.
Caption: Geronimo and General Crook discussing Geronimo’s terms of surrender, C. S. Fly photo, 1886, Library of Congress