Colonel Kit Carson III


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Colonel Kit Carson III (b. 1852 -  d.1931), the grandson of famed fur trapper and army officer Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson, sold mining claims. He was involved in a minor scandal involving the selling of Lobo wolf skins. Ultimately the Arizona Pima County Board of Supervisors determined that the skins were genuine. He also promoted the Golden State Mining Company throughout Yuma, Arizona. He was charged with fraudulent representation of the mine. His pedigree related to the famous frontiersman Kit Carson was also questioned.

Handwriting on back of photo reads: "Colonel Kit Carson, grandson of Kit Carson the old time scout."

Burial in 1931 at Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, California.



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