1891 – Gen. Miles says Sioux returning to Dakota reservations

1891 – Gen. Miles says Sioux returning to Dakota reservations

By SoAzNewsX January 14 1864- Virginia City, Montana Territory- Vigilantes lynch five “Innocents” on the corner of Wallace and Van Buren Streets. One of those hung was Jack Gallagher, one of Sheriff Henry Plummer’s deputies. His last words were “I hope forked lightening will strike every strangling one of you”. Another of the five that […]

1867 – Benito Juarez new Mexico presidente

1867 – Benito Juarez new Mexico presidente

By SoAzNewsX January 11 1864- Montana Territory- an estimated 24 “Innocents” have been hanged since December 21, 1863, by Montana vigilantes. 1865- Yellowstone City, Montana Territory- a plug of tobacco costs $5 a pound. 1867 Benito Juarez returned to the Mexican presidency, following the withdrawal of French troops and the execution of Emperor Maximilian. 1868- […]

1882 – Brocius robs another stage; Second in two days

1882 – Brocius robs another stage; Second in two days

By SoAzNewsX January 7 1859- Colorado Territory- George Jackson discovers gold near Idaho Springs. 1865- Julesburg, Colorado Territory- Over 1,000 Cheyenne and Sioux warriors attack in retaliation for the Sand Creek Massacre. 1874– Colfax County, New Mexico Territory- Gunmen Clay Allison and Chunk Colbert went to Clifton House, an inn, to eat after failing to […]

1881 – former Indian agent J. Clum elected Tombstone mayor

1881 – former Indian agent J. Clum elected Tombstone mayor

By SoAzNewsX January 4 1864- Montana Territory- two members of the Innocents gang, Erastus “Red” Yager and G. Brown, are hanged by vigilantes from a cottonwood in Stinkingwater Valley near Laurin. Yager divulges the names of 25 of Henry Plummer’s associates and reveals the gang’s code word, “Innocents”. 1866- Texas- Fort Richardson is established. 1874- […]

R.I.P. Henry George Zipf

R.I.P. Henry George Zipf

By SoAzNewsX Henry George Zipf grandson of Tucson pioneer, George Pusch, died peacefully at his home in Tubac on December 17, 2015, just twelve days before his ninety-ninth birthday, surrounded by the love of his beautiful wife, Ruth Tackett Zipf, who has made his later years so happy, and his children, Henry K. Zipf, Donold […]

1852 – Record year for gold produced

1852 – Record year for gold produced

By SoAzNewsX December 31 1852- The richest year of the gold rush ends, with $81.3 million in gold produced. 1873 – Texas – A sergeant and three soldiers of Company B, 25th Inf, were attacked at Eagle Spring by 15 Indians. One Indian was wounded. 1885- Temperatures plunge across the West. Six-foot drifts are reported […]

Scott Dyke: Those iconic westerns

Scott Dyke: Those iconic westerns

By Scott Dyke Jimmy Durante’s trademark lament is a well-documented description of Western movie history. Setting the tone was “The Great Train Robbery,” considered the first commercially successful movie. The making of this 1903 Western has some strange facts. The Edison Studio silent production ran 12 minutes. One of its “stars,” Max Aronson, played three […]

1881 – V. Earp riddled with buckshot; Curly Bill suspected

1881 – V. Earp riddled with buckshot; Curly Bill suspected

By SoAzNewsX December 28 1836- Mexico’s independence was recognized by Spain. 1859- the inaugural issue of The Nor’Wester, the first newspaper in the Canadian west, was published at the Red River Settlement. William Coldwell and William Buckingham acquired a hand-printing press in St. Paul, Minnesota, which they transported into the settlement on an oxen-drawn cart. […]

‘Real cowboy’ received lifetime achievement award

‘Real cowboy’ received lifetime achievement award

By Staci Matlock / The New Mexican New Mexico author Max Evans has won many Western literary awards. On Saturday, he was honored with a different kind of award, a belt buckle for lifetime achievement from the New Mexico Horse Council. “Most of my so-called literature involves the horse in some way. Without horses, I […]

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