POCATELLO — John L. Hatcher was a well-known mountain man of the American Southwest. He was also documented to have spent time in Colorado, Wyoming, California and Oregon. It is assumed, given geography, that he also passed through Idaho and perhaps even Fort Hall. Descendant Barry Hatcher has placed John's 1840s .58 cal. Hawken Heavy Plains Rifle and L.C. Smith Drilling Shotgun on extended loan at the museum. Barry's son Dale will be giving a presentation about John's fascinating life and provide additional information about John’s weapons.
The presentation is being held Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and will begin after a very brief business meeting of the Bannock County Historical Society in the museum's gallery at 3000 Ave. of the Chiefs in Pocatello. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
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