AROUND YOUR TOWN for Thursday, March 5, 2015

Provided photo Tombstone High School and Cochise College student Tabytha Friend performed her role as the Benson Butterfield Queen at the 2015 Tucson Rodeo Parade last week. This colorful, exciting parade is presented each year and keeps the spirit of the first parade back in 1925. Now known to be the largest non-motorized parade in the country.

March 5

Cathy Spude will speak on “Tom Tucker: Terror or Hero?” at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners which meets Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Road., in Bisbee. Tucker fought on the Graham side in the Pleasant Valley War. Cathy Spude, retired from the National Park Service, is the author of several books on the Alaskan Gold Rush including one on Soapy Smith. She is currently researching the Pleasant Valley War. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at San Jose Lodge Restaurant on Naco Highway.

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