Mary Folsom and George Agogino helped establish that the tale of the black cowboy wasn’t a myth.
from “Out of the Shadows: George McJunkin was the forgotten man at the center of the century’s most startling archaeological find”, Carol Kreck, The Denver Post, Empire: Magazine of the West, Feb. 25, 1999, p. 14.
Modified by Alice M. Agogino, 29 Dec. 2015. Also see: George McJunkin: How a Black Man’s Archaelogical Discovery Changed History, April 27, 2015. The authors credit George Agogino:
Schwacheim and Howarth were acknowledged in the early literature about the Folsom findings; McJunkin was not. A half-century after McJunkin died, his role in archeological history unknown, a Paleo-Indian archaeologist at Eastern New Mexico University named George Agogino learned the history of the Folsom site and finally gave McJunkin the credit he was due for the discovery of the bones that shifted the timeline of human settlement in North America.