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My Hero: Lt. Calvin Cowles met his bride-to-be when he was assigned to head up a rescue mission after her family became trapped in a blizzard on the Mogollon Rim. Mary Hitchcock Cowles was the oldest daughter of Charles Hitchcock, a newsman and printer turned successful mine operator. After moving to Big Bug Creek her family established a small mining empire that included a dozen mining properties and a 10-stamp mill.


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