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This is the sign on the Colonel Devin Trail beside the East Verde River. Here is where Col. Thomas C. Devin led his cavalry troop in 1868.

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The Wild West in the Rim Country

Chapter 2: Victim of Apache Attack

A very early murder in the Rim Country occurred in May 1868 when a chief packer in the Army was killed by Tonto Apaches at the head of the East Verde River Canyon. The story begins as Colonel Thomas C. Devin took command of the military sub-district of Prescott, Arizona Territory on Jan. 17, 1868.


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