Speaker:

Barton H. Barbour

John L. Hatcher: Southwestern Mountain Man

John L. Hatcher was a well-know Southwestern mountain man whose stories, jokes and comments were recorded by Lewis H. Garrard in his 1850 classic, Wah-To-Yah and Taos Trail. This is an hour-long Chautauqua-style presentation which casts Barbour in the role of Hatcher. Using the original jaragon of the 1840s trappers, he relates stories about Hatcher’s life as a trapper and his experiences in New Mexico after the US takeover in 1846.