1881 – Judge says Earps ‘justified’ in OK Corral shooting

1881 – Judge says Earps ‘justified’ in OK Corral shooting

Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 30 1838- Mexico declares war on France. 1878- Colorado- the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe’s tracks cross Colorado’s southern border into New Mexico Territory. These are the first tracks into New Mexico Territory. 1879- New Mexico Territory – William Bonney meets with John Chisum, at Bob Hargrove’s saloon to talk about […]

Emil Franzi: ‘Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West 1863-1866’ book review

Emil Franzi: ‘Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West 1863-1866’ book review

By Emil Franzi TOM PREZELSKI. Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry in the Far West 1863-1866. University of Oklahoma Press. Cloth, $32.95, oupress.com The story of the Hispanic volunteers first conscripted into being Americans. A whole lot of folks from Texas to California found themselves in the USA without having to immigrate after […]

1869 – Buffalo Bill stories published in eastern newspaper

1869 – Buffalo Bill stories published in eastern newspaper

Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 23 1859- Reported birthday of William H. Bonney, AKA Billy the Kid, the son of William and Kathleen (or Catherine) McCarty Bonney, and named William H. Bonney. Another story has it that he was born on Sept. 17, 1859, as Patrick Henry McCarty to Catherine and Patrick McCarty. And still another […]

1881 – Hearings continue in O.K. Corral shootout

1881 – Hearings continue in O.K. Corral shootout

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 19 1856 – Texas- Lt Walter H. Jenifer and a detachment of Company B, 2nd Cavalry, were on a scout from Fort Mason, Texas, to the Llano River when they attacked a group of Comanche and captured some of the Indians’ equipment. 1861- an attempt to take Indian […]

More bighorn sheep in Catalina Mountains

More bighorn sheep in Catalina Mountains

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Arizona Fish and Game Department on Monday released 29 more bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains. The latest sheep came from the Yuma area. The sheep were once plentiful on the mountain. But, through mismanagement of the land, the population begain dying out. The effort to re-populate the […]

1907 – Oklahoma joins the Union!

1907 – Oklahoma joins the Union!

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 16 1821- Present day New Mexico- Trader William Becknell reaches Santa Fe, on the route that will become known as the Santa Fe Trail. 1839- northwestern Arkansas – Lawman and outlasw John Selman was born. John was credited with 20 killings and was close to 60 years old […]

1867 – Talks underway with Sioux

1867 – Talks underway with Sioux

General William T. Sherman (third from left) and Commissioners in Council with chiefs and headmen of different bands of the Sioux, including Arapaho Indians, Fort Laramie, Wyoming, 1868. Photograph by Alexander Gardner Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 12 1867- Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory- Conference begins to discuss “Indian problems” and to negotiate peace […]

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House wrap

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House wrap

Story by Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Photos by Sally Reichardt / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House was held under clear skies and pleasant temperatures in southeast Arizona on Nov. 7. Event organizers said there was an increase in the crowd numbers from the 2014 event, although official […]

1880 – Wyatt Earp resigns as deputy sheriff of Pima County; heads to Tombstone

1880 – Wyatt Earp resigns as deputy sheriff of Pima County; heads to Tombstone

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 9 1865- Fort Owen, Montana Territory- soldiers ship 12,000 pounds of cabbage to mine workers. 1871- Arizona Territory- the White Mountain Reservation is established. 1875- Sioux followers of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse are labeled as “hostile” by Indian inspector Watson who recommends that all Sioux be forced […]

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