Empire Ranch trail ride this weekend

Empire Ranch trail ride this weekend

Abbey (My T Fine), arrived June 2015: Registered with the American Warmblood Society, this beautiful mare needed a new home and active life. Abbey was born April 21, 1996. Photo courtesy of Horse’n Around Rescue. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The historic Empire Ranch southeast of Tucson hosts a trail ride Oct. 10. The […]

Old Tucson open for the 2015-2016 season

Old Tucson open for the 2015-2016 season

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Old Tucson’s 2015-2016 season officially opened on Friday, October 2, 2015. Operating hours through October are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. “Old Tucson is proud to work with the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation to provide visitors with an experience that encompasses the history, heritage, and […]

1877 – Chief Joseph surrenders to Gen. Miles

1877 – Chief Joseph surrenders to Gen. Miles

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 5 1858- California- the first Butterfield Overland stagecoach crosses the Colorado River into California. 1859- Kansas- U.S. Commissioner Greenwood signs a treaty with the Kansa Indians at the Kansa Agency in Council Grove. 1868- William F. Cody, “Buffalo Bill”, joins the 5th Cavalry as chief of scouts. 1871- […]

1858 – Butterfield Stage in Arizona Territory!

1858 – Butterfield Stage in Arizona Territory!

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 1 1849- Texas- the first prisoner, a convicted horse thief from Fayette County, entered the partially completed Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville. The facility held only three prisoners in 1849, but by 1855 it housed seventy-five convicts, and by 1860, 182. In 1998 there were six prison units […]

Scott Dyke: RODEOS & ROSES — Fateful glamour coast to coast

Scott Dyke: RODEOS & ROSES — Fateful glamour coast to coast

Cleo Ann Harrington By Scott Dyke Beauty (Random House): “A quality that is present in a thing or person giving intense, aesthetic pleasure, or deep satisfaction to the senses of the mind.” Green Valley definition: Cleo Ann Harrington When engaging Cleo, there is this magnetism. She looks directly and locks her eyes. No blinking. No […]

1874 – 1,000 Comanche ponies slaughered by U.S. soldiers

1874 – 1,000 Comanche ponies slaughered by U.S. soldiers

The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon was a significant United States victory that brought about the end of the Red River War. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner September 28 1864- Camp Weld, Colorado- Black Kettle, White Antelope and five other chiefs are accused by Governor Evans and Colonel John Chivington of leading numerous attacks […]

1860 – Navajos and the 7th Infantry battle near Fort Fauntleroy

1860 – Navajos and the 7th Infantry battle near Fort Fauntleroy

The post was renamed Fort Wingate after the abandonment of an army post of that name located sixty miles away in San Rafael, New Mexico. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner September 24 1860- New Mexico Territory- Navajos and the 7th Infantry battle near Fort Fauntleroy. 1877- New Mexico Territory- Dick Brewer, Charles Bowdre, and […]

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 […]

1 31 32 33 34 35 37