This collection of papers includes the Connell's 1910 manuscript The Apache Past and Present, a manuscript for
Douglas Daily Dispatch article "Geronimo the bad, a rank quitter," a clipping of a 1932 article from
Touring Topics entitled "To the Gallows Went Jose," and a clipping of another 1932 article from
Touring Topics entitled "Lying Waters," about the Hassayampa river.
Charles T. Connell was born in Mount Vernon, Iowa 1859 January 2. He attended Mount Pleasant Military Academy at Ossining,
New York. In 1879, he arrived in Arizona and began work at San Carlos with John P. Clum. In 1880 he directed the first Indian
census in Arizona. Later he worked as a government scout and Indian trader. In 1884, he served as a deputy United States Marshall
for the southern district in the territory of Arizona. Subsequently Connell became superintendent of the Old Saginaw Gold
Mine located nine miles southwest of Tucson. In 1896, he was elected Tucson recorder and served in that position until 1903.
Connell was employed as a federal immigration inspector in 1903 with headquarters in Douglas, Arizona. Later he was placed
in charge of Arizona with headquarters at Tucson and in 1910 Connell was transferred to Los Angeles where he served until
1931. After 1932 he was employed with Shell Oil Company.
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