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At the Raton Museum on July 7 historian Stephen Zimmer will survey the events that led up to the confrontations of the war which was one of the most famous in the history of the American West.  Relying on first person accounts and extensive research he will detail episodes of the discord and the resultant aftermath that has shaped the hsitory of  Colfax County to the present day.
 
Zimmer is the former Director of Museums at Philmont Scout Ranch and has been studying and writing about the history of North Eastern New Mexico for more than 30 years.  He is the author of 10 books including “For Good or Bad: People of the Cimarron Country”.