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Across The Fence - The Formidable Dr. Goodfellow: Frontier Surgeon


On May 3, 1887 the Sonora earthquake hit the village of Bavispe, Mexico. The magnitude 7.6 quake leveled the adobe buildings of Bavispe and killed 42 of the village's 700 inhabitants. The violent quake was felt for more that 200 miles from its epicenter near the Arizona/Mexico border. Dr. George Emory Goodfellow, then practicing medicine in Tombstone, Arizona, loaded a wagon with medical supplies and rode the 90 miles from Tombstone to Bavispe to aid those injured in the quake. In recognition for his generous service, (Dr. Goodfellow never charged for helping the less fortunate or those inj...

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