[Cdt-l] CC

Liz Mares azlazorra1 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 8 21:35:06 CST 2012

I have a pic somewhere too.  I've been on the CDT since 1990 as it's my favorite trail.  Once I had the misfortune of ramming both feet into a stout cactus hidden in the grass just before I-10.  After removing as many of the needles as I could, I limped my way towards Silver City.  My feet swelled and reddened horribly.  This wonderful couple, John and Mary Evans from White Signal took pity on me and insisted I recuperate with them.  Turns out that John was either the son or grandson (I think he was the son but I can't remember for sure, unless it's in my notes somewhere) of the Frank Evans who was killed by the Crazy Cook and told me the whole story.  John was in poor health at the time with frequent visits to the VA hospital but was a great storyteller.  His wife, Mary, once owned the nursing home in town.  This couple didn't have much but I'll be forever grateful for their love and kindness.

~~La Zorra~~ 

--- On Sat, 12/8/12, ks1007 at aol.com <ks1007 at aol.com> wrote:

From: ks1007 at aol.com <ks1007 at aol.com>
Subject: [Cdt-l] CC
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2:30 PM

I was rummaging through my computer looking for my xmas card list and found a picture of the original monument at Crazy Cook - someone used a stick to scratch into some wet concrete the following:


             FRANK EVANS BORN

            JUNE 12 1865 KILLED

            HERE MAY 1 1907 BY


            IN COLD BLOOD WITH A

            AX  MARK BYDEAE


as I understand this incident some workers were building the fence between the u.s. and mexico and frank pissed off the cook - I have contacted a few local historians about this and have checked with people in hachita and no one seems to know anything about it - also, I understand that the concrete on the rock has been destroyed

have any of you old timers hikers got a similiar picture of this?


el coyote






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