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 Post subject: Jack Swilling Captain of the Gila Rangers
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:36 pm 
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Jack Swilling protected miners against Apache attacks as captain of the Gila Rangers militia group, during the winter of 1859 to 1860, and as first lieutenant for the Arizona Guards, in 1860. Years later, Swilling welcomed his old enemy into his family by adopting at least four Apache children, even though he and his Mexican wife had five biological children. Here he poses with his adopted Apache son, Guillermo, in Prescott, Arizona, in 1875.

— Courtesy Robert G. McCubbin Collection —

Not a Texas Ranger but interesting anyway.


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