First Friday program on Scalp Hunters: Arizona’s Wild Animal Bounty Laws


MIAMI — Pioneers and ranchers had a tough time in the early years of Arizona, plagued by the many kinds of predator wild animals, and so the territory (and later the state) created a program to pay people for killing them, using their pelts as proof. This program became quite lucrative for some people, and nearly bankrupted Gila County, as they were the ones tasked to pay for the state mandated program.

Come hear Lonnie Underhill talk about “Scalp Hunters: Arizona’s Wild Animal Bounty Laws, 1895-1921” for October’s First Friday program at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Lonnie is also a passionate Tombstone historian, and will have some his books for sale at this event.

First Friday programs are hosted jointly by the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami. Programs are always free (although donations do help us pay utilities and bring great programs to our area).

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