NEXT MEETING: 6:00 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico. No potluck dinner but refreshments provided. After the meeting our Featured Speaker, Christopher D. Adams, USFS District Archaeologist, shares his research of the "1869 Last Chance Canyon Apache/Cavalry Fight in SE New Mexico." On 11/14/1869, 1st Lt. Howard B. Cushing, 2d Lt. Franklin Yeaton, & the 3d Cavalry, Troop F from Fort Stanton responded to an Apache raid on the Casey Ranch on the Hondo River. Adams's techniques of battlefield archaeology and modern forensics uncovered this fight location and helped us better understand this late 19th century conflict. Join us for a riveting tale!

NEXT FIELD TRIP = Sunday, February 2, 2020: GCAS field trip to Providence Cone, east of Deming. See petroglyphs, mastodon/bison rubs, mortars, artifact scatter, & rattlesnakes! Easy, uneven terrain around the mountain. Short but difficult climb to petroglyphs. BE READY TO DEPART at 10:00 AM sharp from the Deming Valero station on Hwy 180 just south of the Hwy 26 Hatch Hwy junction. We will then travel to Akela Flats on I-10 E, exit 102. At the south side of the exit (on Hwy 549) we will meet El Paso/Las Cruces friends between 10:30-10:45. Next we drive about 6 miles on pavement & another 6 miles on a dirt road. Most cars can make it in dry conditions with care, but hi-clearance is an advantage. Trip will be canceled if it rains the day before, so if in doubt telephone Kyle at (575) 538-5706 BEFORE 8:30 AM the day of the trip.