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ChrisV
Re: it appeared like magic
Sat Mar 3, 2018 5:09am
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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 means Texas would have also been a state he travelled through as well IMO. Maybe something can be found there?

  • 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 magic — ChrisV, Sat Mar 3 5:09am
      • 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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