1867 – Talks underway with Sioux

1867 – Talks underway with Sioux

General William T. Sherman (third from left) and Commissioners in Council with chiefs and headmen of different bands of the Sioux, including Arapaho Indians, Fort Laramie, Wyoming, 1868. Photograph by Alexander Gardner Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 12 1867- Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory- Conference begins to discuss “Indian problems” and to negotiate peace […]

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House wrap

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House wrap

Story by Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Photos by Sally Reichardt / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House was held under clear skies and pleasant temperatures in southeast Arizona on Nov. 7. Event organizers said there was an increase in the crowd numbers from the 2014 event, although official […]

1880 – Wyatt Earp resigns as deputy sheriff of Pima County; heads to Tombstone

1880 – Wyatt Earp resigns as deputy sheriff of Pima County; heads to Tombstone

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 9 1865- Fort Owen, Montana Territory- soldiers ship 12,000 pounds of cabbage to mine workers. 1871- Arizona Territory- the White Mountain Reservation is established. 1875- Sioux followers of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse are labeled as “hostile” by Indian inspector Watson who recommends that all Sioux be forced […]

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this Saturday

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this Saturday

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The historic Empire Ranch in southeast Arizona throws open its gates to host the 15th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House on Sat. Nov. 7. The event will feature a number of events for the entire family. The historic Empire Ranch has been a working cattle ranch for […]

1871 – Yavapai’s attack Wickenburg stage; driver, passengers killed

1871 – Yavapai’s attack Wickenburg stage; driver, passengers killed

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 5 1861- Colorado Territory- Central City is chosen as the capital. 1870- Nevada- the Central Pacific’s No. 1, only 20 hours after being robbed in Verdi, Nevada, is robbed again about 385 miles from Verdi. The train robbers take $4,000 in gold and silver. 1871- Arizona Territory – […]

1861 – Gen. Fremont loses command of Western Dept.

1861 – Gen. Fremont loses command of Western Dept.

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 2 1861- General John Charles Fremont is removed from the command of the Western Department by President Lincoln. Reports indicated Lincoln was not pleased with Fremont’s emancipation of slaves in Fremont’s district. Lincoln removed Fremont for insubordination. Fremont was also known as the “Pathfinder” due to his explorations […]

Last Chance Gulch in Montana Territory renamed Helena

Last Chance Gulch in Montana Territory renamed Helena

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 29 1854- Texas- a petition for a permanent reservation for the Alabama Indians, signed by tribal leaders, was presented to the Texas legislature. This petition was approved, and the state of Texas purchased land in Polk County for a reservation the same year. The reservation was expanded in […]

Empire Ranch Roundup means cleanup

Empire Ranch Roundup means cleanup

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The historic Empire Ranch in southeast Arizona is getting ready to host the 15th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House on Sat. Nov. 7. The event will feature a number of events for the entire family. But before the event can open to the public, volunteers from […]

1881 – Reports of a shootout in Tombstone involving Earps and Clantons

1881 – Reports of a shootout in Tombstone involving Earps and Clantons

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 26 1849- Texas- Camp Gates, the predecessor of Fort Gates, was established by Capt. William R. Montgomery as a stockaded United States cantonment on the north bank of the Leon River above Coryell Creek, about five miles east of the site of present Gatesville. The installation was named […]

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