Jessie "Bear" Howard
Having become a good hunter in California, Jessie got his nickname “Bear” when he began killing bears for the Babbitt’s meat market and the Santa Fe Railroad. Plus, it is said his hands were as big as bear’s paws.
The story is told that in his later years, “Bear” told of his incarceration in San Quentin to a man, who unbeknownst to him, was a bounty hunter. Jessie was rearrested and shipped back to California. By this time, he was elderly and the guards felt sorry for him. He was ‘allowed’ to escape again. This time he returned to Oak Creek Canyon and he died at age 93.
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roads (a few steps from this marker); Cowboys (a few steps from this marker); First Settlers (a few steps from this marker); Heart of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Fire & Police Departments (a few steps from this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker); The First School (within shouting distance of this marker); Movie Productions (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
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