Early-day Arizona — Traces remain of Poston brothers’ paths

Early-day Arizona — Traces remain of Poston brothers’ paths

By Scott Dyke Nothing like a grave to get the ol’ juices flowing. The editor told me about a final resting place that he knew of. I took the bait. After he was sworn in, we headed south to Amado and then west. Nice country, old mining country. John Lee Poston is buried there. The […]

1859 – Tubac mining company loses cattle to Apaches

1859 – Tubac mining company loses cattle to Apaches

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 16 1859- Arizona Apaches raid the Sonora Exploring and Mining Company and drive off a large portion of the livestock. 1866- Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming- 40 Cheyenne chiefs and warriors, including Two Moon, Black Horse, and Dull Knife arrive to parley with Colonel Carrington. Carrington demonstrates his howitzers […]

1832 – Source of Mississippi River discovered

1832 – Source of Mississippi River discovered

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 13 1832 – U.S. Indian agent and explorer Henry Schoolcraft stumbled upon the source of the Mississippi River. Its 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico begins at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. 1866- Present day Wyoming- construction begins on Fort Phil Kearny between the forks of the Little Piney […]

1878 – Tibbe patent of corn cob pipe approved

1878 – Tibbe patent of corn cob pipe approved

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 9 1860- Lawrence and Fort Scott, Kansas- temperature reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit. 1866- Camp Cooke, Montana Territory- the territory’s first permanent army post is established near the mouth of the Judith River. 1878- Washington, Missouri- the corn cob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe. (the second most popular […]

Scott Dyke: Glimpse into Apacheria lore & life

Scott Dyke: Glimpse into Apacheria lore & life

By Scott Dyke Part one of two Distortions of history of the American West have been numerous, none more prevalent than works depicting the American Indian. The movies created even a worse deformity. A prime example of factual omissions is the blockbuster book “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” Sparing you details, let’s just say […]

1858 – Gold found in Kansas Territory

1858 – Gold found in Kansas Territory

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 5 1858- Kansas Territory (present day Colorado)- William Green Russell and a party of whites and Cherokees from Georgia discover gold on the future site of Denver. 1858- Texas- a new wagon road from Fort Yuma to El Paso skirting the Gila Desert is completed. 1861- Cartage, Missouri- […]

The Chippewa lands at Fort Benton

The Chippewa lands at Fort Benton

Model of a riverboat similar to The Chippewa. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 2 1860- Montana Territory- the American Fur Company’s steamboat, the Chippewa, becomes the first to penetrate the upper Missouri landing at Fort Benton. 1861- Leavenworth, Kansas- U.S. Commissioner William P. Dole signs a treaty with the Delaware tribe. 1863- Fort […]

The Lubbock epiphany

The Lubbock epiphany

The Amazing Max Evans is accepted into the WWA Hall of Fame at the Western Writers of America convention at Lubbock, Texas June 26. By Emil Franzi Note: Voices of the West radio show host Emil Franzi made the trek to Lubbock, Texas last week to attend the Western Writers of American annual convention. He […]

1893 – Texas Ranger Frank Jones killed in Mexico

1893 – Texas Ranger Frank Jones killed in Mexico

Texas Ranger Company D. Captain Frank Jones is seated third from the left. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 29 1850- Nanaimo, British Columbia – Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island; which will prove valuable for refueling Royal navy ships and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) trains. 1857- Kansas- at Solomon’s Fork on the Kansas […]

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