Old Tucson presents Wild West Days this weekend

Old Tucson presents Wild West Days this weekend

By SoAzNewsX Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation present Wild West Days, an Old Tucson Signature Event, on Friday, March 18 thru Sunday, March 20. See special guests demonstrating the skills early residents needed to survive and the contributions made by the cultures that left their marks on the region and enjoy […]

1868 – Crook’s troops engage Indians in Oregon

1868 – Crook’s troops engage Indians in Oregon

By SoAzNewsX March 14 1868- Oregon- Troops under Lt. Col. George Crook engage Indians at Donner and Blitzen Creek. 12 Indians are killed and 2 captured. 1877- Montana Territory- the site for Fort Keogh is established near Miles City.   March 15 1875- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- A.A. McSween and his wife, Susan, arrive in […]

Photos from the Old West

Photos from the Old West

By SoAzNewsX Enjoy a photo essay of what the Old West was really like, according to photos from that period.                           —    

1848 – Mexican War over; U.S. gains territory

1848 – Mexican War over; U.S. gains territory

By SoAzNewsX March 10 1848– the Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, ending the war with Mexico and extending the boundaries of the U.S. west to the Pacific Ocean. 1857- Isaac Cody dies from a chill from a rainstorm. His 11-year-old son, William F. Cody, will soon go to work as a messenger boy for […]

Patton & Pancho: Cultures clashing in the Mexican Revolution

Patton & Pancho: Cultures clashing in the Mexican Revolution

By SoAzNewsX This week is the 100 year anniversary of when the United States sent troops into Mexico after Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico. The event is Patton and Pancho: A Clash of Cultures, A Conference on the Mexican Revolution and the American Military Intervention in Mexico in 1916. Included in the presentations will […]

1847 – Gen. Scott in Vera Cruz

1847 – Gen. Scott in Vera Cruz

By SoAzNewsX March 7 1847- U.S. General Winfield Scott occupies Vera Cruz, Mexico. 1862- Aubrey, Kansas – William Quantrill along with 40 men raided the village. 1877- Texas- 2 civilians are reported killed by Indians near Fort Davis. 1885- Kansas- to stop an epidemic of hoof-and-mouth disease the state legislature makes it illegal to drive […]

1877 – Camp Huachuca established for border protection

1877 – Camp Huachuca established for border protection

By SoAzNewsX March 3 1837- US president Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas 1849- Congress created the Minnesota Territory. 1855- Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use. 1857- Congress authorizes the postmaster general to seek bids for an overland stagecoach service to carry mail and passengers between the Missouri River and […]

Cowboy Poetry: Johnny Bencomo

Cowboy Poetry: Johnny Bencomo

We bring to you a new feature of our West section – cowboy poetry. Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition of extemporaneous composition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches.  After a day of work, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and […]

Old Tucson hosts Wild Wild West Con 5 & Steampunk Festival

Old Tucson hosts Wild Wild West Con 5 & Steampunk Festival

By SoAzNewsX Old Tucson and the Arizona Steampunk Society present the Wild Wild West Con 5 Convention & Steampunk Festival on Friday, March 4 thru Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Wild Wild West Con is America’s first and only Steampunk convention/festival to take place in a western-themed town and is the […]

1908 – Pat Garrett killed!

1908 – Pat Garrett killed!

By SoAzNewsX February 29 1908- New Mexico Territory- Former sheriff Pat Garrett (1850-1908), AKA Big Casino (he was 6 ft 4), was killed by Wayne Brazel who was later acquitted on a self defense verdict despite the fact that Garrett had been shot through the back of the head and in the chest.   March […]

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