Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this Saturday

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this Saturday

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The historic Empire Ranch in southeast Arizona throws open its gates to host the 15th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House on Sat. Nov. 7. The event will feature a number of events for the entire family. The historic Empire Ranch has been a working cattle ranch for […]

1871 – Yavapai’s attack Wickenburg stage; driver, passengers killed

1871 – Yavapai’s attack Wickenburg stage; driver, passengers killed

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 5 1861- Colorado Territory- Central City is chosen as the capital. 1870- Nevada- the Central Pacific’s No. 1, only 20 hours after being robbed in Verdi, Nevada, is robbed again about 385 miles from Verdi. The train robbers take $4,000 in gold and silver. 1871- Arizona Territory – […]

1861 – Gen. Fremont loses command of Western Dept.

1861 – Gen. Fremont loses command of Western Dept.

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner November 2 1861- General John Charles Fremont is removed from the command of the Western Department by President Lincoln. Reports indicated Lincoln was not pleased with Fremont’s emancipation of slaves in Fremont’s district. Lincoln removed Fremont for insubordination. Fremont was also known as the “Pathfinder” due to his explorations […]

Last Chance Gulch in Montana Territory renamed Helena

Last Chance Gulch in Montana Territory renamed Helena

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 29 1854- Texas- a petition for a permanent reservation for the Alabama Indians, signed by tribal leaders, was presented to the Texas legislature. This petition was approved, and the state of Texas purchased land in Polk County for a reservation the same year. The reservation was expanded in […]

Empire Ranch Roundup means cleanup

Empire Ranch Roundup means cleanup

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The historic Empire Ranch in southeast Arizona is getting ready to host the 15th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House on Sat. Nov. 7. The event will feature a number of events for the entire family. But before the event can open to the public, volunteers from […]

1881 – Reports of a shootout in Tombstone involving Earps and Clantons

1881 – Reports of a shootout in Tombstone involving Earps and Clantons

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 26 1849- Texas- Camp Gates, the predecessor of Fort Gates, was established by Capt. William R. Montgomery as a stockaded United States cantonment on the north bank of the Leon River above Coryell Creek, about five miles east of the site of present Gatesville. The installation was named […]

1836 – Sam Houston now President of the Republic of Texas

1836 – Sam Houston now President of the Republic of Texas

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 22 1836- Texas- Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. 1859- Kansas- “Camp on Pawnee Fork” and Camp Alert, as Fort Larned was first known, was established as a military post to protect travelers and commerce and mail on the Santa […]

Back to Lincoln, County NM and the Billy The Kid photo discovery

Back to Lincoln, County NM and the Billy The Kid photo discovery

By Frank Abell / Southern Arizona News-Examiner On the occasion of the 2015 Cowboy Symposium I found myself back in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Little did I know that our trip would coincide with the emergence of a hotly debated piece of new found evidence of old west lore. 3 days in the Ruidoso Racing […]

1881 – Tucson citizens want U.S. Government to move all Apaches to Indian Territory

1881 – Tucson citizens want U.S. Government to move all Apaches to Indian Territory

Apache in Tucson, Arizona Territory Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 19 1869- Virginia City, Nevada Territory- Construction begins on the Sutro Tunnel, a four-mile-long tunnel through the solid rock of the Comstock Lode mining district. One of the richest silver deposits in the world, the Comstock Lode had been discovered by prospectors in […]

1879 – Las Vegas, NMT express train robbed!

1879 – Las Vegas, NMT express train robbed!

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 15 1879- New Mexico Territory- bandits rob an express train leaving Las Vegas and take $2,000 in bills and time checks. 1880- Chihuahua City, Mexico- the day after their victory over Victorio’s Apaches, the Mexican militia are cheered in the streets as they waived 28 scalps, 17 of […]

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