1878 – John Tunstall murdered; Lincoln County war erupts

1878 – John Tunstall murdered; Lincoln County war erupts

By SoAzNewsX February 18 1861- Kansas- the Treaty of Fort Wise is signed. Cheyenne and Arapaho gave up much of present Colorado between the North Platte and Arkansas Rivers. The tribes relocate to a reservation between the Arkansas River and Sand Creek. 1871- Fort Dodge, Kansas- Indians attack a government train near the fort, killing […]

ERF’s 1880’s to Steampunk event a success

ERF’s 1880’s to Steampunk event a success

By SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch’s 140th year-long Anniversary celebration began with a fun-filled Saloon Party! The 1880’s to Steampunk event was held at the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town in Tucson on January 30, 2016 with over 155 guests attending, according to a release from the Empire Ranch Foundation. The beautiful wood trimmed […]

1898 – Maine explodes in Havana Harbor!

1898 – Maine explodes in Havana Harbor!

By SoAzNewsX February 15 1864- Virginia- “Texas Jack” Omohundro enlists as a private in the 5th Virginia Cavalry. A few years later he would be a great friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. 1875- Mason County, Texas- a man named Adam Brayford was traveling between Llano and Mason and saw a body lying beside the road. […]

1836 – Santa Ana edges closer to Alamo

1836 – Santa Ana edges closer to Alamo

By SoAzNewsX February 11 1869- Ottawa Ontario – Patrick James Whelan (1840-1869) hanged in a snowstorm before a crowd of 5,000 people for the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee. Whelan denies he did it. This was the second last public execution in Canada. 1880- Montana Territory- Wickes becomes the first town in the territory to […]

Scott Dyke: ‘A bad character sent to hell’

Scott Dyke: ‘A bad character sent to hell’

By Scott Dyke A colleague of mine labeled Frank Stilwell (aka Stillwell) as the “ultimate dirtbag of the Tombstone story.” You could argue that selection by pointing out a handful of others, but Frank deserves heavy consideration. Stilwell migrated to Arizona in 1877, following his famous brother, “Comanche Jack.” Jack was a well-respected Army scout […]

1876 – Gen. Crook starts operations against hostile plains Indians

1876 – Gen. Crook starts operations against hostile plains Indians

By SoAzNewsX February 8 1864- Aurora, Nevada Territory- Jim Daly and three members of his gang we hanged for the murder of William Johnson. On the 1st of February Daly and his gang killed Johnson for killing gang member Jim Sears. 1876– General Crook receives orders from general Sheridan to begin a military operation against […]

McCain praises U.S. Forest Service on commitment to Arizona

McCain praises U.S. Forest Service on commitment to Arizona

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement today on the Forest Service’s announcement that it will allocate an additional $10 million per year over 10 years to Arizona’s Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI): “The Forest Service’s announcement that it will allocate an additional $10 million per year over 10 years to Arizona’s […]

1861 – Cochise meets Lt. Bascom in New Mexico Territory

1861 – Cochise meets Lt. Bascom in New Mexico Territory

By SoAzNewsX February 4 1858- Langley, British Columbia- gold is discovered along the Fraser River; leads to a gold rush there. 1861– New Mexico Territory- Cochise, the Chiricahua Apache leader, meets Second Lieutenant George Bascom under a white flag. Bascom tries to detain Cochise who cut his way through the tent and escaped. 1862- Bannack, […]

Igor & the Jazz Cowboys swing at Old Tucson

Igor & the Jazz Cowboys swing at Old Tucson

By SoAzNewsX Old Tucson, the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation, and Casino Del Sol Resort will present Igor & the Jazz Cowboys on Saturday, February 6, and Sunday, February 7, 2016. These dynamic performers will get your hands a clappin’ and your feet a Igor’s Jazz Cowboys play sizzlin’ Western Swing with roots stretching all […]

1861 – Texas leaves the Union

1861 – Texas leaves the Union

By SoAzNewsX February 1 1859- Denver, Colorado Territory- the Eldorado is the first hotel to open. 1861- Texas state convention votes to secede from the Union. Sam Houston’s refuses to swear allegiance to the Confederacy. 1864- Nevada Territory- Horse thieves led by John Daly kill William Johnson for killing Jim Sears, also a horse thief. […]

1 31 32 33 34 35 43