James C. Cooney

James C. Cooney

James C. Cooney was a Sergeant of the U.S. Army in the 8th U.S. Cavalry when he found large silver and gold reserves in the Mogollon Mountains of Catron County, New Mexico. [(nd) [http://www.vivanewmexico.com/ghosts/context.html Introduction: 1850-1900] . "Table of Context." Retrieved 6/12/07.] He was transferred to Fort Bayard, near Silver City, New Mexico in 1870. While scouting for the 8th U.S. Cavalry north of Mogollon and east of Alma, he discovered silver ore in the Mogollon Mountains. He began working the claim after leaving the Army in 1876. [cite web
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During a raid on settlers' homes in the "Alma massacre" in 1880, Cooney was killed by local Chiricahua Apache led by Victorio. [(nd) [http://www.huntel.com/~artpike/almamass.htm Alma Massacre] . Retrieved 6/11/07.] [(nd) [http://www.mogollonenterprises.com/links.html Mogollon and area links] . Mogollon Enterprises. Retrieved 6/12/07.]


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