First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Laid-in is a note card with an inked message and signed by the author. Also laid-in is a promotional card for the book. Pictorial stiff wrappers, xvii , 223 pp., foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, family trees, illustrated from photographs [many in color], map, epilogue, author's notes, notes, sources, index. The biography of Mamie Bernard Aguirre, 1844-1906. Born in St. Louis and early life in Missouri; marriage to don Epifanio Aguirre in 1862; travels and freighting over the Santa Fe Trail; life in Mesilla Valley of New Mexico; life in Altar, Sonora, Mexico; don Epifanio killed by Apaches near Sasabe, Arizona in 1870; settles in Tucson in 1875; teaches school in Tucson and Arivaca; becomes head of the first Spanish Department at the University of Arizona; dies in 1906 from injuries received in a train wreck in California. One chapter titled " Cousin Johnny Meets Wyatt Earp," the author says, "Wyatt Earp never served his country in any worthwhile capacity nor did he come close to matching Johnny Behan's valor and sense of fair play; yet there are many blind sighted, fiction lovers who reverse the honors even today." Fine in pictorial wrappers.
Inventory Number: 41573