1878 – Army builds new fort in Montana Territory

1878 – Army builds new fort in Montana Territory

By SoAzNewsX May 9 1879– Montana Territory- construction begins on Fort Assiniboine, south of Havre. Fort Assinniboine (1878-1911) – Following the Black Hills War, the fort, named after the the Assiniboine Indians, was established to ward of any further attacks from the Sioux and Nez Percé. 1885- Batoche Saskatchewan – Frederick Dobson Middleton (1825-1898) attacks […]

Scott Dyke: Big Nose Kate – A life both sad & laughable

Scott Dyke: Big Nose Kate – A life both sad & laughable

Our apologies to Scott Dyke and the entire western history community. The picture of Big Nosed Kate in the last issue accompanying his article ISN’T! The one he used in the GREEN VALLEY NEWS wouldn’t transfer properly so we used another from WIKIPEDIA. Our (and Scott’s) good fiend Jane Coleman spotted the error and we have since […]

1862 – Mexican troops defeat Napoleon III’s army

1862 – Mexican troops defeat Napoleon III’s army

By SoAzNewsX May 5 1862– Battle of Puebla, Mexico. General Ignacio Zaragoza’s troops were outnumbered three to one as they battled the invading French-backed Maximilian’s forces. The Mexican forces defeated Napoleon III’s army and Pueblo stood. The 5th of May is celebrated in the United States among the Mexican-American population, especially in California, Arizona Territory, […]

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

By SoAzNewsX The Left is at it again! Lawmakers in California have rejected a resolution to declare May 26 John Wayne Day. Why? Because of alleged racists remarks the iconic movie star was said to made decades ago. The AP reports: The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described […]

1890 – Oklahoma Territory created!

1890 – Oklahoma Territory created!

By SoAzNewsX May 2 1862- Deer Lodge Valley, Montana Territory- future in-laws of Teddy Blue Abbott, Granville Stuart and a Shoshone woman are married. 1873- Yuma, Arizona Territory- the first legal hanging takes place, across from the schoolhouse. 1875- Fort Smith, Arkansas- the new judge for Indian Territory, Isaac Parker and his wife, arrive in […]

1868 – War with Red Cloud could be over soon

1868 – War with Red Cloud could be over soon

By SoAzNewsX April 28 1868– Fort Laramie, Wyoming- Negotiations begin to end the war with Red Cloud. Red Cloud said he would talk peace with the departure of troops from the Powder River region. General Sherman arrives at the conference with orders to abandon the posts that had been established in the region, in return […]

Johnny D. Boggs: The westerns of Gregory Peck

Johnny D. Boggs: The westerns of Gregory Peck

  By Johnny D. Boggs Once a month, Emil Franzii dedicates his Tucson-based radio program “Voices of the West” to Western movies with a rotating cast of voices. On Saturday I was one of those voices talking about the Westerns of Gregory Peck – it was a show that my late friend Cotton Smith wanted […]

1898 – Wild Bunch gang blows up UP’s Overland Flyer

1898 – Wild Bunch gang blows up UP’s Overland Flyer

By SoAzNewsX April 25 1889- Ventura, California- Jim McCarthy robbed the Collins and Sons Bank. Jim leaves the bank with the money, only to discover that his horse, tied to a wagon wheel, has taken some steps and wedged its reins under the wheel. McCarthy is unable to free the reins as Sheriff John Snodgrass […]

1836 – Texas gains independence from Mexico

1836 – Texas gains independence from Mexico

By SoAzNewsX April 21 1836- Battle of San Jacinto- crack Mexican troops under General Santa Anna were defeated by rag tag army of Texans led by General Sam Houston. 7 Texans died while over 600 Mexican soldiers died. Texas wins independence from Mexico. 1856 – The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi […]

1861 – Fort Defiance, New Mexico Territory abandoned

1861 – Fort Defiance, New Mexico Territory abandoned

By SoAzNewsX April 18 1847- U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the war. 1859- Fort Leavenworth- a stage for the Leavenworth and Pikes Peak Express Company makes a trial run to the goldfields in the westernmost part of Kansas Territory (Colorado). 1860– Camp Cady, present day Arizona- […]

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