May 1, 1782: Apaches Attack Tucson Presidio.by Jim Gressinger on May. 17, 2013, under Uncategorized
In my video interview with a Spanish woman living with her family in a poorly guarded fort on the northern frontier of New Spain, she tells of her terrifying experience when hundreds of Apache warriors launch a surprise attack and nearly wipe out Tucson. Their only hope of survival is if one of the soldiers can get to the cannon, like the one in the picture above, and light the fuse.
To watch the interview, click HERE.
Southern Arizona Guide has more than 50 original videos of some of the most interesting people and places in Southern Arizona. Among these is an interview with a Spanish soldier at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson talking about life on the frontier and war with the Apaches. To watch this interview, click HERE.
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