1881 – Tombstone-Benson stage robbery thwarted

1881 – Tombstone-Benson stage robbery thwarted

By SoAzNewsX March 15 1875- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- A.A. McSween and his wife, Susan, arrive in town and later become major players in the Lincoln County War. 1878- Prescott, Arizona Territory- a soldier convicted of murder is hanged. 1881- Arizona Territory– Gunmen failed in their bloody attempt to rob the Tombstone-Benson stagecoach, part of […]

1884 – Bisbee Massacre hangings

1884 – Bisbee Massacre hangings

By SoAzNewsX March 8 1878- New Mexico Territory- the Regulators with their prisoners Morton and Baker, bunk at John Chisum’s South Spring River ranch. Here the Regulators learn that J.J. Dolan has organized an even larger posse looking for them. 1879- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- Governor Lew Wallace attends a citizen’s meeting at the Lincoln […]

1881 – Pat Garrett captures Billy the Kid!

1881 – Pat Garrett captures Billy the Kid!

By SoAzNewsX December 21 1866- A relief party out of Ft. Kearney led by Captain Fetterman, was ordered to rescue the fort’s woodcutting detail but not to leave sight of the post. Capt. William Fetterman, who had once boasted that he could ride through the whole Sioux nation with 80 men, ignored the orders and […]

1868 – James-Younger gang robs bank, kills former Union captain

1868 – James-Younger gang robs bank, kills former Union captain

By SoAzNewsX December 7 1863- Montana Territory- a member of the “innocents”, George Ives, robs and kills Nick Thiebalt in Ruby Valley 1868- Gallatin, Missouri– the James-Younger Gang rob Davies County Savings Bank only getting $500. During the robbery former Union captain John W. Sheets is shot in the head and the chest by Jesse. […]

1944 – Roy Rogers radio show debuts on Mutual

1944 – Roy Rogers radio show debuts on Mutual

By SoAzNewsX November 21   1860– Tom Horn was born in Memphis, Missouri. Tom went on to become a Cavalry scout at age 16, Pinkerton detective, a range detective, and an outlaw. He was hung for murder on 20 November 1903. 1867- Missouri- Carry Amelia Moore’s wedding was delayed a few hours when the drunk […]

1887 – Southern Pacific railroad reaches the Colorado River

1887 – Southern Pacific railroad reaches the Colorado River

By SoAzNewsX September 29 1857- Williamson County, Texas- future cowboy and suspected rustler Nathan D. Champion is born. 1859- Brownsville, Texas- on this date Mexican guerilla leader Juan Cortina and his renegade band seized control of Brownsville and demanded payment of a $100,000 ransom. When reports came through that Cortina had burned Corpus Christi and […]

1877 – Treaty 7 signed at Blackfoot Crossing

1877 – Treaty 7 signed at Blackfoot Crossing

By SoAzNewsX September 22 1877- New Mexico Territory- Charles Bowdre and Doc Scurlock find the stolen horses but are unable to retake them due to the number of men guarding them. 1877- Canada– After several days of discussion and negotiation, the Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Sarcee and Stoney peoples signed Treaty 7 at Blackfoot Crossing in […]

1900 – Galveston hurricane drowns 6,000!

1900 – Galveston hurricane drowns 6,000!

By SoAzNewsX September 8 1868- Fort Berthold, Dakota Territory- a skirmish between seven Sioux warriors and members of the Gros Ventre, Ree, and Mandan tribes occurs near the fort when the Sioux fire shots across a river. Members of what are also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes give chase and catch one of the […]

Scott Dyke: Historic Empire Ranch’s headquarters worth a trip

Scott Dyke: Historic Empire Ranch’s headquarters worth a trip

By Scott Dyke One hundred and forty years ago, one of the West’s biggest cattle combines was formed by a Canadian and an Englishman. At its zenith, this operation encompassed a million acres or so. Today, the remains of the Empire Ranch headquarters exist in a state of preservation, helped immeasurably by the persistence of […]

1873- Fort Smith, Arkansas – First hanging at Territorial Court

1873- Fort Smith, Arkansas – First hanging at Territorial Court

By SoAzNewsX August 15 1865- Kansas- the United States signs a treaty with Comanches, Kiowas, Arapahos, and Kiowa Apaches at the mouth of the Little Arkansas River. 1873- Ellsworth, Kansas- Both Ben & Billy Thompson were drunk and argued with two gamblers, John Sterling and Jack Morco. Sterling and Morco charged into a saloon, guns […]