When Arizona Was Young: Quechan Chief Pascual had admirers among adversaries | Desert Life

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Editor’s Note: The Yuma Sun is reprinting articles from past newspapers honoring Yuma’s unique history. This column is one in a series written by local historian Frank Love that appeared periodically in the newspaper.

The age of Quechan Chief Pascual when he died on May 9, 1887, is anyone’s guess. Reporting the tribal leader’s death on May 20th, Yuma’s Sentinel newspaper speculated that Pascual was “at least 100 years old.” That may have been a wild guess. An earlier report claimed that Pascual was “some sixty years of age” in 1864. It was in a story claiming its information came from a San Francisco newspaper.

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By FRANK LOVE , www.yumasun.com
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