In this book you will read firsthand testimonies of each individual who experienced the dreadful night of December 27, 1885, the night when Deputy Treasurer Francisco Baca was kidnapped and forced to open the Apache County Treasury...at gunpoint. Copies of court documents, newspaper articles and testimonies are as found in the 'Arizona State Library and Archives'.
I remember the exact homework assignment that sparked a genuine love for genealogy research...it was, "Family History" week.
I was given one week to interview as many family members as possible and find out my heritage. I was to turn in a 10 page book report for a grade. Well, I took my portable cassette recorder with its hand-held microphone, paper and pencil and hit the family trail. I discovered that within each family member, there was a story that held an exciting doorway into the past, their present, amusing stories and details of places that I had never been. Wow!
Yes, we are family, but, every mind is an exciting, and different world. Like a movie theater that displays its' marquee filled with the names of their leading men and leading ladies, and the stories they will portray, I found the same emotional attachment in Grandma's story with its tragic and romantic scenes, or Grandpa, whose story was one of struggle and triumph.
As I share the details of our ancestors'..