|Jack Swilling in 1867, the founder of Phoenix, Arizona.|
There he is, at the table back there, let's go introduce ourselves. I'll grab a bottle from the bar, and here are a couple of glasses.
I've heard a lot about this guy, and not all of it is good, so don't ask too many questions. He's ex-Confederate, and I'm Union, but the war's been over for years, and I'm a believer in what Lincoln said about "malice towards none".
There you go. See? I told you that he would be polite enough. I think he wants us to invest in his irrigation canal idea. What do you think? Would anyone ever want to live out in the middle of an empty desert? Hard to imagine, but it could happen. Last I heard he wanted to call the settlement "Pumpkinville" or "Mill City". I've also heard the name "Phoenix" being tossed around, and I like that.
Thank you, I'll have two fingers neat. Same for you?
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