1862 – Army establishes Fort Bowie to guard Apache Pass

1862 – Army establishes Fort Bowie to guard Apache Pass

By SoAzNewsX July 26 1861-Fort Fillmore, New Mexico Territory- Captain Baylor gains control of the territory after driving Union troops from the fort. 1862- Fort Bowie, New Mexico Territory (present day Arizona)– the fort is established where General Carleton secured a spring to guard the eastern approach to Apache Pass. 1863- Huntsville, Texas- Sam Houston […]

1861 – Hickok shoots gunman David McCanles over a woman

1861 – Hickok shoots gunman David McCanles over a woman

By SoAzNewsX July 12 1861-Rock Creek, Nebraska– Gunman David McCanles, enraged at Hickok’s seeing his mistress, went to the Rock Creek station, standing outside the cabin and calling for Hickok to come outside. Hickok refused and McCanles went to a side door. It is unclear whether or not he pulled his six-gun. “Come out and […]

1878 – Black Bart robs another stage!

1878 – Black Bart robs another stage!

By SoAzNewsX June 21 1844- Saint-Boniface Manitoba – Four Sisters of Charity, Sisters Valade, Lagrave, Lafrance and Coutlée arrive at Red River, after 59 days of canoeing and portaging through wilderness from Lake Superior. Invited by Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher, the Grey Nuns are part of the first religious community to settle in the Canadian West; […]

1883 – Black Bart robs another stage!

1883 – Black Bart robs another stage!

By SoAzNewsX April 12 1867- Fort Larned Kansas- General Hancock tells Cheyenne Indians to abide by the treaty of 1865 and stay on their lands south of the Arkansas River, or risk war. 1872- Columbia, Kentucky- Jesse James gang robs bank (1 dead/$1,500). 1883- California– Black Bart robs the Lakeport-Cloverdale stage again, this time about […]

1856 – Indians attack settlers in Seattle

1856 – Indians attack settlers in Seattle

By SoAzNewsX January 25 1856- Washington Territory– Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians. 1885- De Smet, Dakota Territory- Laura Ingalls, 18, author of Little House on the Prairie series, married Almanzo Wilder. January 26 1864- Fort Owen, Montana Territory- “Whiskey” Bill Graves is hanged by vigilantes. 1864- Lewiston, Idaho Territory – District Judge […]

1856 – Fort Buchanan established

1856 – Fort Buchanan established

By SoAzNewsX November 17 1856-present day Arizona– U.S. establishes Fort Buchanan as part of the Gadsden Purchase. Named for recently elected President James Buchanan, Fort Buchanan was located on the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona. The U.S. acquired the bulk of the southwestern corner of the nation from Mexico in 1848 as victors’ spoil […]

1883 – Black Bart’s last stage coach robbery

1883 – Black Bart’s last stage coach robbery

By SoAzNewsX November 3 1859 – Texas. Lt William B. Hazen and a detachment of Company F, 8th Infantry, from Ft Inge with 30 citizen volunteers pursued a party of Comanche who had stolen horses and killed two citizens near Sabinal. Hazen attacked the Indians near the headwaters of the Llano River. Hazen and three […]

1882 – Black Bart tries another stage hold up

1882 – Black Bart tries another stage hold up

By SoAzNewsX October 13 1852- England– Lilly Langtry, future actress was born. Langtry, Texas was named in her honor by Judge Roy Bean who was smitten by her, even though he never met her. 1868- Kansas- 4 civilians are killed, 1 is wounded, and 2 women are carried away as captives in the Solomon Valley. […]

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 […]

1879 – Colorado Bill was hanged at Fort Smith

1879 – Colorado Bill was hanged at Fort Smith

By SoAzNewsX August 29 1858- New Mexico Territory- twelve soldiers under Captain G. McLane, joined by 22 Mexicans, battle 300 Navajo warriors near Bear Springs. Ten Indians are reported killed, four wounded, and four captured. 1865- Wyoming Territory-an Arapaho village was tragically destroyed in the Battle of Tongue River. 1879-Fort Smith, Arkansas– William Elliott, AKA […]