Arizona History – May 23

Saturday, May 23

On this date in 1868, Col. Christopher “Kit” Carson, who directed the campaign against the Navajos which resulted in their surrender and the exile of about half the tribe to Fort Sumner between 1864 and 1868, died at Fort Lyon, Colorado, just nine days before the June 1 signing of the treaty which allowed the Navajos to return to their homeland.

On this date in 1919, the Secretary of the Arizona Livestock Board reported that Cochise County was swarming with cattle rustlers.

On this date in 1927, one person died and several were injured when two Santa Fe trains crashed near Flagstaff.

Source: Arizona history May 17-23 – Washington Times

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all. While we live in a time where freedom is a distant memory, let us not forget those who fought to keep us as free as possible, and who paid the ultimate price.

Let us celebrate their lives, once again restore freedom and liberty, and throw off the heavy yoke of corrupt government.

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