On Thursday, March 3rd, Southwest historian Neta Pope will present “Gravestone in the Desert: the true story of a ‘49er family” at 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Library. There is no charge to attend.
Captivated by a gravestone in the New Mexico Desert, Ms. Pope researched the saga of the Skinners, one of the many pioneer families on the gold rush trail in 1849. When tragedy struck, leaving the Skinner children orphaned, they were adopted by none other than Sarah Bowman. Bowman brought the children to the Yuma area and went on to become the notorious entrepreneur (and Madam) known as “the Great Western.”
The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Street. For more information, call (928) 783-5415.