1872 – Russian Duke gets excited about his kill; kisses Custer

1872 – Russian Duke gets excited about his kill; kisses Custer

By SoAzNewsX January 21 1872- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- Russian Grand Duke Alexis kisses George Custer in the excitement of his first kill of the day. 1874- Colorado Territory- a group of prospectors from Utah led by Alfred Packer reached the valley of the Uncompahgre River and were out of food. Ute Indians found them […]

Jerry Eagan: The mystery of Jimmy McKinn

Jerry Eagan: The mystery of Jimmy McKinn

By Jerry Eagan “A group of little boys were romping freely and carelessly together; one of them seemed to be of Irish and Mexican lineage. After some persuasion he told Strauss and myself that his name was Santiago Mackin (sic), captured at Mimbres, New Mexico; he seemed to be kindly treated by his young companions, […]

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 […]

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