Newlywed Maggie Graham Met Sudden Disaster in the Desert

Aranda, Daniel
December 2007
Wild West;
This article relates the story of newlywed Maggie Graham, who died after Apaches ambushed their wagons at the Bass Canyon in Texas. The wedding held on September 16, 1879, in Frio Town, Texas, was a well-attended, luxurious affair. The trip begun on April 16, 1880, with the now-pregnant Maggie and husband Harry Graham headed west with Harry's younger brother Sam, who had just completed a stint with the Texas Ranger. Well-hidden Apaches allowed Sam Graham and the first wagons to pass before opening up with rifle fire.


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