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Scenes of the Southwest

Cochise County in southern Arizona is still filled with cowboys, canyons and real life marshals on horseback. At the turn of the century the Copper Queen Mine was in full swing as 40,000 miners dug deep into the Mule Mountains searching for copper, silver, gold and that famous Bisbee Blue Turquoise.

Cathy has traveled extensively throughout Cochise County photographing events for the county tourism council. From her photographs of stagecoaches, gunslingers and dance hall girls in Tombstone “The town to tough to die,” to her images of rodeo roping and “mutton bustin” contests during Butterfield Stage Days, in Benson, Cathy captures historic scenes of the “Old West.”

Her photographs of mucking and hard rock drilling contests in Bisbee on the 4th of July bring these formidable accomplishments back to life. And her images of the lake at Slaughter Ranch, a former U. S. Army outpost not far from the Apache camps, show where army cavalry defended the U. S border from raids by Poncho Villa and his band of renegades.

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