[Cdt-l] sam hughes

bcss at bresnan.net bcss at bresnan.net
Sun Jun 30 17:32:35 CDT 2013

Sam was a great guy, but +1 on not re-naming.  A small granite marker might
be more appropriate.    



"Frank Evans. Born june 12, 1865 killed here May 1, 1907 by crazy cook.
Murder in cold blood with an ax."


www.bearcreeksurvey.com/images/Crazy Cook.jpg


Frank Evans was a member of a crew building the border fence in 1907. Frank
smarted off to the crew chief one morning and ended up getting an ax in his






best wishes,


Jerry Brown

(970) 403-3527    Cell: (970) 749-0496

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From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Eric White
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2013 3:56 PM
To: ks1007 at aol.com; cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] sam hughes


I am all for recognizing Sam at Crazy Crook, but we shouldn't rush into a
name change. I'm sure some of the CDT gurus can give us a more accurate
history of why it is called Crazy Cook. I don't want the Native Americans,
the BP, the illegals, the BLM, the Federales or the Mennonites across the
fence - to get upset with the CDT. Mini Mart


From: "ks1007 at aol.com" <ks1007 at aol.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net 
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2013 3:28 AM
Subject: [Cdt-l] sam hughes


sam hughes funeral is july 13th at 10 a.m. at the hachita community center -
they may take his ashes to the cemetary afterwards

I am going to the funeral from deming - if any hikers want to attend and
plan on flying into el paso and then bus to deming - I may be able to get
the hikers rate at the american inn - I will be driving down in the morning
and can take about 4 people in the cab and maybe 4 more in the pickup bed -
I will not charge anything since I'm going anyways 

575 494 4357

ks1007 at aol.com

let me know if anyone is interested

on another note I'm thinking that changing the terminus name from crazy cook
to sam hughes memorial trailhead would be appropriate - thoughts on this???
I don't know how many of you know why it's called crazy cook but it's
ancient history from the early 1900's


Deming, NM

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