James Hale Shooting
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 34° 07.968 W 109° 17.181
12S E 658013 N 3778206
On Dec. 25, 1886, James Hale was gunned down here in front of the Brighton Saloon. His accused was never brought to trial. In 1894 this site, then called Hunter's Hall, held the first Presbyterian services in the Round Valley.
Waymark Code: WMBQ6C
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 06/12/2011
Views: 2

Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure. On Christmas Day, 1886, James Hale was shot to death here in front of the Brighton Saloon by what the St. Johns Herald called “reckless gunfire.” Witnesses reported that Billy Evans, also known as “Jack Diamond” and Jack Timberline”, shot Hale just to see if a bullet would go through a Mormon.
Marker Name: James Hale Shooting

Type of history commemorated: Event

County: Apache

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce

Year placed: 2002

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