James Hale Shooting
Posted by: leadhiker
N 34° 07.968 W 109° 17.181
12S E 658013 N 3778206
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 10:36:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMBQ6C
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
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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