Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series Presents: Lighting the Fuse: “Colonel” Greene and the Mexican Revolution

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Presidio and The Border Community Alliance are collaborating on an exciting presentation. Few Americans know much about the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), why it happened, and how American policies and business interests were involved.  An American businessman, William Cornell Greene (aka
“Colonel” Greene) owned thousands of acres of land and a number of copper mines in Sonora. His
story, including his colorful beginning in Tombstone, the copper mine in Cananea and the labor
disputes that sowed the seeds of the Mexican Revolution are the topics of this stirring presentation
at the Tubac Presidio.  Presenter Bill McGrath is an excellent researcher and storyteller, who
happened to room with “Colonel” Greene’s grandson in college. His multi-media presentation will
interest all.

Tickets $20, BCA members, $15. Seating is limited, please call now for reservations,
520-398-2252.


The Border Community Alliance will be following up on Bill’s presentation with a tour to
Bisbee/Cananea March 5-7, 2019. More information is available on the website
www.bordercommunityalliance.org .