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 […]

1870 – Rebel Gen. Robt. E. Lee dies

1870 – Rebel Gen. Robt. E. Lee dies

1870- Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 12 1870- Greeley, Colorado- Horace Greeley visits the city named for him. 1870- Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63. Lee spent much of his early military career out west. As a […]

Bisbee Mining & Historical Society gets historic mineral collection donated

Bisbee Mining & Historical Society gets historic mineral collection donated

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner A collection of minerals that once belonged to M.J. Cunningham, one of the founders of The Bank of Bisbee which eventually became part of Bank of America, has been donated to the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum by Bank of America. The 32-piece collection of minerals from the area […]

1878- Dodge City Kansas- Dora Hand, a saloon singer, shot and killed

1878- Dodge City Kansas- Dora Hand, a saloon singer, shot and killed

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 8 1864- Kansas- W.G. Coffin, Superintendent of India Affairs signs a treaty with Sauk and Fox and 13 other tribes at Quenemo. 1874- Mohave County, Arizona- Jackson McCracken discovers a silver deposit that will yield $800,000 over 30 years. 1877- New Mexico Territory- a group of rustlers in […]

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 […]

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