Cactus Cymry: Influential Welsh in the Southern Arizona Territory

Jude Johnson

Who Were These Guys?

They left Wales—legendary land of Celts, King Arthur, and their embolic Red Dragon—for opportunity and new identity in the hostile Wild West: the Arizona Territory. Some were honest hard workers, others were con men and outlaws. Some faded into obscurity. Some changed not only the Territory, but influenced the nation. These are true stories of Welshmen who left their mark on Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee, and beyond.

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  • ISBN: 978-0-9852737-0-5
  • 114 pages, 6 x 9 in. trade paperback
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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About the Author

Jude Johnson has been a history enthusiast since childhood and has lectured at the Sierra Vista Historical Society, The Welsh League of Arizona, Tucson’s inaugural Festival of Books, the 2011 West Coast Eisteddfod in Los Angeles, and has had several interviews with BBC Radio Wales.

She is the author of the Dragon & Hawk novel trilogy set in the Arizona Territory: tales of fictional Welsh brothers and their adventures from the copper mines of Bisbee to the gambling halls of Tombstone and the pueblo of Tucson. Nearly ten years of the historical information researched for her novels is compiled and presented in Cactus Cymry.