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it appeared like magic
Fri Mar 2, 2018 6:58pm

Found a February 18, 1884 Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Seems HA Longabough didnt pick up a letter at the post office. He was getting a final warning before they sent it back to the dead letter office. It may have been sitting from late 1893....

  • Re: Ankle BraceletDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 2 6:09pm
    And the evidence is what? Dan
    • it appeared like magic — ChrisV, Fri Mar 2 6:58pm
      • Re: it appeared like magicDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 3 1:36am
        Chris. Excellent find. I'm sure he went there for the green chili. Dan
        • Re: it appeared like magicChrisV, Sat Mar 3 5:09am
          Thanks Dan. Las Cruces and Hatch have the best Green Chili. He would need to go further south for that. In all seriousness, this would have been part of the route he took to get to Cortez. Which... more
          • Re: it appeared like magicDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 3 6:34am
            Chris, There are huge blanks to fill. He heads west 30 August 1882, per Samanna Longabaugh. Has a letter waiting for him in Santa Fe per the New Mexican, 14 February 1884 (you did mean 1884, correct? ... more
            • Re: it appeared like magicChrisv, Sat Mar 3 6:48am
              1884 Correct...but the notice came Feb. 14 1884, which makes me think the PO has been sitting on the letter for a while to go to the effort of putting a notice in the paper. It would be six weeks... more
              • Re: it appeared like magicVince Garcia, Sat Mar 3 6:10pm
                Bob has pointed out he had a relative in NM so you can certainly make the point this was him, though the name is obviously not perfect. Close enough tho
                • Re: it appeared like magicDaniel Buck, Sun Mar 4 6:47am
                  Vince, Not only was Harry A. Longabaugh's last name spelled erratically by inattentive newspaper typesetters, the family members themselves spelled their family name differently, e.g., Longabaugh and ... more
              • Re: it appeared like magicDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 3 6:51am
                Chris, Yes, good surmise. Doubtful range cowboys were expected to come by every day to pick up their mail. Dan PS Can you send me a screenshot of the 1884 clip? Thanks.
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