1859 – Steamboat Pioneer first on Red River

1859 – Steamboat Pioneer first on Red River

By SoAzNewsX May 19 1858- Pleasanton , Kansas- the Marais Des Cygnes River at in Linn County is the site of a confrontation between pro slavery (“Border Ruffians”) and abolition (free-state) forces. The five victims of the massacre were immortalized as martyrs in the cause for freedom. This massacre was the last significant display of […]

1871 – British Columbia admitted to Canada

1871 – British Columbia admitted to Canada

By SoAzNewsX May 16 1870- Colorado Territory- ten workers on the Kansas Pacific Railroad are reported killed by Indians. 1871 – British Columbia — A British order-in-council admitted British Columbia as a province of Canada. The order was effective on July 20. Vancouver Island had been annexed to the colony of British Columbia in 1866 […]

Authentic cowboy event set for… France?!

Authentic cowboy event set for… France?!

By Harry Alexander We know that the Old West culture is popular in the United States. It’s also quite popular in Europe. France to be specific. From July 20-24 the location is Randals Bison and is located at Lanuejols, France in the Midi Pyrenees mountainous region in the south of France north of Montpellier. Amazing, […]

1865 – Rebs win last battle of the Civil War

1865 – Rebs win last battle of the Civil War

By SoAzNewsX May 12 1858- Texas- a force of 200 Texas Rangers and Tonkawa Indians attack Renegade Comanche chief Iron Shirt and his camp of 65 lodges. Iron Shirt was killed in this battle on the Canadian in the Texas Panhandle. Tonkawa Indian Jim Pockmark was credited with firing the shot that killed Iron Shirt. […]

Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium set

Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium set

By SoAzNewsX What is the Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium? The SOSP is held annually to share results of scientific investigations and land management activities that are occurring within the upper watersheds of Cienega Creek, Sonoita Creek, and the Babocomari River. The SOSP symposium encourages exchange among scientists, land managers, local landowners, and interested […]

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, […]

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