1889 – Gunman Malachi Allen hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas for murder

1889 – Gunman Malachi Allen hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas for murder

By SoAzNewsX April 19 1859- New Mexico Territory (present day Arizona)- barely a week old, Camp Colorado becomes Fort Mojave. 1867- Fort Dodge, Kansas- the 7th Cavalry reports six Indians killed in a fight near the fort. 1875- Montana Territory- the territorial capital moves from Virginia City to Helena. 1876- Wichita, Kansas– the city council […]

1836 – Texas gains independence from Mexico

1836 – Texas gains independence from Mexico

By SoAzNewsX April 21 1836- Battle of San Jacinto- crack Mexican troops under General Santa Anna were defeated by rag tag army of Texans led by General Sam Houston. 7 Texans died while over 600 Mexican soldiers died. Texas wins independence from Mexico. 1856 – The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi […]

1882 – Morgan Earp shot in back!

1882 – Morgan Earp shot in back!

By SoAzNewsX March 17 1865- Montana Territory- the Montana Post reports: “Only 22 sacks of flour in Silver Bow City, roads near impassable; 2 to 12 feet of snow in Deer Lodge. 1876 – Dakota Territory- the Battle of Powder River takes place. Some of Gen. George Crook’s troops led by Col. Joseph Reynolds attack […]