1882 – President Arthur orders federal troops to Arizona Territory

1882 – President Arthur orders federal troops to Arizona Territory

By SoAzNewsX April 26 1860- present day Colorado- Abe Lee discovers gold in the Arkansas River at a site that was named California Gulch. It eventually became the site for Leadville. 1871- Winnipeg Manitoba – Eight Ontario land agents reach Fort Garry; beginning of influx of speculators and settlers that leads to the Red River […]

1862 – Arizona and NM Territories added to Confederacy

1862 – Arizona and NM Territories added to Confederacy

By SoAzNewsX January 18 1836- Texas- Jim Bowie arrives at the Alamo to assist the defenders. 1862– Confederate Territories of Arizona and New Mexico are admitted into the Confederacy by the Confederate Congress. 1864 -Lewiston, Idaho Territory – the trial of Christopher Lower, David Renton (AKA “Doc Howard”), James Romain, and Billy Page began for […]

1875 – Stage robbery near Boise City

1875 – Stage robbery near Boise City

By SoAzNewsX November 10 1871- Arizona Territory- the first Arizona homestead claim is filed by Nathan Bowers at Prescott. 1875- Idaho Territory– three stagecoach robbers near Boise City take the strongbox headed for Silver City. 1875- New Mexico Territory- Manuel Cardinas was killed when masked men stormed the Cimarron jail and shot Cardinas to death. […]

1835 – Texas Rangers established

1835 – Texas Rangers established

By SoAzNewsX October 17 1835- Texas– the Texas Rangers were established as an organization with an initial strength of 150 men. Their duty being the suppression of Indians and the routing of bands of Mexican marauders. 1858- Boulder, Colorado Territory- is founded by gold miners from Nebraska. 1862- Kansas- 13 buildings are burned and 3 […]

1866 – McCormick’s news to Arizona Territorial Legislature not good

1866 – McCormick’s news to Arizona Territorial Legislature not good

By SoAzNewsX October 3 1860- New Mexico Territory- Captain Nelson and a company of the 10th Infantry battle with Navajos in a fight in the Tunicha Mountains. 1860- New Mexico Territory- the 8th Infantry led by Captain Holloway battles 50 Comanches at Chaparita, killing two and “wounding many”. 1865- Washington, D.C.- Chief Little Hill addresses […]

1881 – Tucson, Arizona Territory – first legal hanging in Pima County

1881 – Tucson, Arizona Territory – first legal hanging in Pima County

By SoAzNewsX July 14 1860- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Owen Wister, the author of “The Virginian”, is born. 1861- Fort Bliss, Texas- Texan troops occupy the fort. 1862- New Mexico Territory (present day Arizona) Cochise and Mangas Coloradas lead an attack on a wagon train belonging to the California Column. Sixty braves are killed as the attackers […]

Scott Dyke: Wells Fargo never forgets — getting the job done

Scott Dyke: Wells Fargo never forgets — getting the job done

Part II of the series By Scott Dyke Last issue, part one of “The Cowboys versus Wells Fargo” featured a look at the Texas-spawned men who made their mark on the history of the Old West. This week covers how Wells Fargo dealt with them. The early history of Wells Fargo mirrors the growth of […]

1859 – Steamboat Pioneer first on Red River

1859 – Steamboat Pioneer first on Red River

By SoAzNewsX May 19 1858- Pleasanton , Kansas- the Marais Des Cygnes River at in Linn County is the site of a confrontation between pro slavery (“Border Ruffians”) and abolition (free-state) forces. The five victims of the massacre were immortalized as martyrs in the cause for freedom. This massacre was the last significant display of […]

1898 – Wild Bunch gang blows up UP’s Overland Flyer

1898 – Wild Bunch gang blows up UP’s Overland Flyer

By SoAzNewsX April 25 1889- Ventura, California- Jim McCarthy robbed the Collins and Sons Bank. Jim leaves the bank with the money, only to discover that his horse, tied to a wagon wheel, has taken some steps and wedged its reins under the wheel. McCarthy is unable to free the reins as Sheriff John Snodgrass […]