ARIZONA TERRITOR LETTERHEAD - BISBEE 1885 – SITE OF BISBEE MASSACRE
Letterhead for A. A. Castaneda & Co., Dealers in General Merchandise and Mining Implements, Bisbee, A.T. Feb 3, 1885. 10 ½ x 8 imprinted heading with manuscript letter to A. Springer. A Springer was head cashier at the Cochise County Bank, Tombstone. Red oval stamp for Cochise County Bank received 2/11/85 . Of note is this store was the location of the Bisbee massacre.
The Bisbee massacre, (the Bisbee murders or the Bisbee raid) took place on December 8, 1883 in Bisbee, Arizona when five outlaw Cowboys robbed a general store and killed four people. Five men were later convicted and executed on March 28, 1884 for the crime. They were the first criminals to be legally hanged in Tombstone, then the county seat.
Exhibits light use and handling, original fold lines, o/w VG- Fine condition.