1876 – James-Younger Gang hauls $100,000 from express car

1876 – James-Younger Gang hauls $100,000 from express car

By SoAzNewsX June 7 1863- Mexico City is captured by French troops. 1866- Fort Madison Reservation, near present day Bremerton, Washington, Chief Seattle dies at age 78. 1867- Fort Hayes, Kansas- due to torrential rains causing Big Creek to overflow its banks, flooding the fort, the commander, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, moved the residents, including […]

Did Billy the Kid really die in a shootout?

Did Billy the Kid really die in a shootout?

From The Westerner Blog He went by many names — Henry McCarty, William Henry Bonney and, most notably, Billy the Kid. The infamous Old West outlaw was first arrested at 16. At the age of 18, he shot and killed a man during an altercation at an army camp in Arizona. At 21, he was […]

The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas

The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas

By Bryce Reichardt As you may know, the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas AZ was purchased last year by a young couple who is restoring its former glory. On a recent visit, Sally & I met the owners, Rosa Anel and Florencio Lopez. They were very gracious, and Rosa Anel told us a bit about their […]

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

By Tom Prezelski With the end of the latest legislative session in Phoenix earlier this month came the usual complaints that our much-abused Pima County got shorted by the denizens of the conurbation to the north. It seems to be some kind of an annual ritual, but it survives because there is some truth in it. […]

1900 – Deranged woman wrecks saloon!

1900 – Deranged woman wrecks saloon!

By SoAzNewsX May 31 1867- Bluff Ranch, Kansas- two enlisted members of an escort from Fort Dodge are killed by Indians near the ranch. 1877- Nebraska- Colonel Nelson Miles reports that 2,300 Sioux have surrendered at the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies in the last two months. 1900- Kiowa, Kansas– Carry Nation went on […]

Public Lands within Las Cienegas National Conservation Area reopening

Public Lands within Las Cienegas National Conservation Area reopening

By SoAzNewsX The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gila District is re-opening portions of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (NCA) that were closed due to the recent Sawmill fire.   Areas south and west of the 900 road are now open. The public may access the Empire Ranch Headquarters through the main entrances off highways […]

They don’t make Westerns like they used to

They don’t make Westerns like they used to

No, they don’t make ’em like they used to. But, there is new programming out there with AMC’s “The Son” and a couple of others. You just gotta go look for ’em. – Ed. From The Westerner Blog The Western was a staple of Hollywood motion picture productions from the birth of the industry until […]