January 2018 HF SIG Operating Event

January 2018 HF SIG Operating Event


Tom Mix was the greatest of the silent-era movie cowboys, and a cowboy in real-life as well. He reportedly could knock a button off of a shirt with a rifle shot, and jump a horse into a railroad box car. He was married seven times to six different women.

On January 6, OVARC will operate K7T from the Tom Mix Memorial on Pinal Pioneer Parkway near historic Florence, AZ.  The memorial is a roadside picnic area on Hwy 79 near the site where Tom Mix died after his Cord 812 convertible crashed into what is now designated the Tom Mix Wash while bridge construction was incomplete. The single-car high-speed accident led to his death after leaving the Oracle Junction Inn on October 12, 1940. 

There is a picnic shelter but no restrooms or power.  Setup will begin around 9:00am.  

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Directions to the Tom Mix Memorial