He was one of the boldest men and most reckless
desperadoes known to the fur trade. Despite his fierce temper
and known cruelty, he worked in the fur industry for years.
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L. Hatcher (1812?-1897) - Frontiersman and Army Scout,
Hatcher was born in Botetourt County, Virginia in about 1812.
When he grew up, he headed west and was in
St. Louis, Missouri
about 1835. He then headed out with the
Ceran St. Vrain
party to present-day
where he worked at
Bent's Fort for several years. He lived for a time with the Kiowa
and when Lieutenant J.W. Abert, explored the Texas Panhandle,
he acted as a guide. During the
Mexican-American War, he became an Army scout, which he continued
until after the hostilities were over. Later, he was driving