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. […]

Empire Ranch goes Steampunk

Empire Ranch goes Steampunk

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch Foundation will host an event that will join the Old West with Steampunk, the phenomenon that is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Called “From 1880s to Steampunk,” the event will kick off […]

1887 – Ariz Territory records first train robbery

1887 – Ariz Territory records first train robbery

By SoAzNewsX January 28 1858- Texas- Texas Ranger John S Ford was named supreme commander of all state forces by Governor Hardin R. Runnels. There were Indian uprisings from the Red River to the Rio Grande, and the governor was anxious to quell the threat by appointing a man of stature and forthright character. “I […]

1872 – Russian Duke gets excited about his kill; kisses Custer

1872 – Russian Duke gets excited about his kill; kisses Custer

By SoAzNewsX January 21 1872- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- Russian Grand Duke Alexis kisses George Custer in the excitement of his first kill of the day. 1874- Colorado Territory- a group of prospectors from Utah led by Alfred Packer reached the valley of the Uncompahgre River and were out of food. Ute Indians found them […]

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