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Near Silver City in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

McComas Incident

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
1. McComas Incident Marker
Inscription. In March 1883, Judge and Mrs. H.C. McComas were killed in this vicinity by a group of Chiricahua Apaches led by Chatto. An extensive manhunt failed to rescue their six-year-old son, who had been taken captive. This incident was part of a violent outbreak toward the end of the Apache wars.
 
Location. 32° 31.2′ N, 108° 27.033′ W. Marker is near Silver City, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 90 at milepost 19.3, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver City NM 88061, United States of America.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. back of McComas Incident Marker
McComas Incident Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. McComas Incident Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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