At just eighteen years of age he began honing his reputation as a fearless lawman while riding the Big Bend country as a Texas Ranger. His exploits were legendary. And neither his career or his adventures came to an end with a gunfight in Fairbank, Arizona that cost him his left arm.
The amazing story of Jeff Davis Milton, and the Fairbank gunfight, will be the subject of the Wednesday, February 23rd episode of Wake up With Jim, the audio podcast from Jim Hinckley’s America.These live interactive programs are broadcast on the Podbean platform every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 6:30 MST.
This program is the second in a series about ghost towns and legends of the western frontier. To be included in the series are programs about Crown King, Arizona, the railroad that was an engineering marvel, and a backroads adventure along the territorial era Senator Highway.
Also planned are stories about Oatman and Golraod, towns made famous by Route 66 that were are at the heart of Arizona’s last great gold rush. There will also be a program about the county seats in Mohave County, and the Mohave Prescott Road. Become a follower of Wake Up With Jim and never miss an episode!
On schedule are also an array of appearances by America’s storyteller. On the evening of Friday, February 25, 5:30 MST, it’s night at the museum. This Mohave Community College program at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts in Kingman, Arizona. The program includes a tour of the vault, the museums storage room that is generally offlimits to the public.
On March 4, 5:30 PM MST, at the Beale Street campus of Mohave Community College, Jim Hinckley will be sharing excerpts from his latest book, Here We Are … On Route 66. This new book presents Route 66 as the link between the past and the present by profiling several fascinating communities along that highway. Their hsitory, unique attractions, and time capsule restaurants and motels are woven into a rich and colorful tapestry that will have the reader eagerly turning pages.
Then on March 5, 1:00 PM, author Jim Hinckley shares a fast paced, fun filled journey through time with a program about the evolution of the great America Road Trip at teh Mohave Museum of History & Arts. A book signing will follow.
The program sets the stage for an array of events and programs that culminate with National Road Trip Day proclamation festivities on May 27 in Kingman, Arizona. To be unveiled at the event is the innovative self gudied narrated historic district walking tours being developed by Kingman Main Street.
Also to unveiled is Hinckley Plaza at the historic railroad depot. The new plaza will include the Route 66 walk of fame, and a life sized bronze scultpture of Jim Hinckley created by J. Anne Butler. Butler is an internationally acclaimed sculptress that has created commissioned work for gardens in the Europe, American museums, and for private collectors.