Old West history, May 21 – 24

Old West history, May 21 – 24

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 21 1874- Arizona Territory- the 5th Cavalry begins an operation against Indians that will conclude on June 6th near Diamond Butte. 1886- Tucson, Arizona Territory- the city demands that Governor Zulich provide protection from Geronimo, left, whose band has reportedly claimed 100 lives. 1887- Montana- the steamboat Rose […]

Summer Round Up at Old Tucson this weekend

Summer Round Up at Old Tucson this weekend

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation are planning a Summer Round Up at Old Tucson over Memorial Day weekend to explore ideas for summertime fun and join a salute to military members, past and present. Visitors who present their military ID Saturday, May 23rd thru Monday, […]

Tombstone founder Ed Schieffelin was a true Western hero

Tombstone founder Ed Schieffelin was a true Western hero

By Scott Dyke Often history, written or otherwise, misses the mark. Tombstone is a perfect example. The very mention of the town unleashes thoughts of the intrepid Wyatt Earp and the gunfight. Sure, that sells. But the real hero is Ed Schieffelin. Now who in the blue blazes is that guy? Well, he started the […]

Old West history, May 18 – 20

Old West history, May 18 – 20

Map showing the area of the “Warren Massacre.” Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 18 1868- Colorado Territory- Fort Morgan is abandoned and its troops are moved to Fort Laramie in the Dakota Territory. 1871- Salt Creek, Texas- the “Warren Massacre” takes place when a mixed band of 150 Kiowa and Comanche lead by […]

Google’s Pony Express & an objectivist theory of video games

Google’s Pony Express & an objectivist theory of video games

By Laurie Rice / FEE Around midnight on April 14th, 1860, the rider on the first westbound run of the Pony Express clattered into San Francisco, California, on his horse. The mail he carried had been borne at a gallop across the desert of the American West. He was the last rider in a ten-day […]

Old West history, May 14-17

Old West history, May 14-17

Virginia City, Montana Territory- Boothill is opened after five men are hanged. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 14 1864- Virginia City, Montana Territory- Boothill is opened after five men are hanged. 1870- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- an arriving stagecoach reports that thirty have been killed by Indians between there and Lake Station. 1874- […]

Old Tucson fire 20 years ago destroyed the famous film studio

Old Tucson fire 20 years ago destroyed the famous film studio

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Last week was the 20th anniversary of the fire at Old Tucson that destroyed the movie location. Firefighters determined the cause of the fire was arson. More than 40 percent of the buildings at the movie location were destroyed. Local reports said the fire started shortly after 7pm on […]

Old West history, May 11-13

Old West history, May 11-13

This painting by Frederick Remington, entitled “Holding Up the Pay Escort” or “The Holdup” was inspired by the the robbery of an Army paymaster in the Arizona Territory on May 11, 1889. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 11 1870- Canada paid the Hudson’s Bay Company 11-million dollars for its territorial holdings in Rupert’s […]

Celebrate mom at Old Tucson this weekend

Celebrate mom at Old Tucson this weekend

  Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation love and respect Moms everywhere.  On Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, moms (current and future) who buy one admission will get a second admission free.  Pamper Mom with an unforgettable day of family […]

Old West history, May 4 – 6

Old West history, May 4 – 6

1873- Labette County, Kansas- the remains of Dr. William York and other murder victims are found on the Bender family farm. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 4 1870- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- the Kansas Pacific begins laying track westward. 1873- Labette County, Kansas- the remains of Dr. William York and other murder victims […]

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