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 […]

1868 – Crook’s troops engage Indians in Oregon

1868 – Crook’s troops engage Indians in Oregon

By SoAzNewsX March 14 1868- Oregon- Troops under Lt. Col. George Crook engage Indians at Donner and Blitzen Creek. 12 Indians are killed and 2 captured. 1877- Montana Territory- the site for Fort Keogh is established near Miles City.   March 15 1875- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- A.A. McSween and his wife, Susan, arrive in […]

Old West history, June 8 – 10

Old West history, June 8 – 10

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 8 1867- Chalk Bluffs, Kansas- Indians and the 7th Cavalry fight. 1874- Arizona Territory- Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise died of natural causes on a reservation at age 62. 1878- New Mexico Territory- William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, signs an affidavit against the Seven Rivers gang in the […]