Scott Dyke: Johnny Ringo – The myth meets the truth

Scott Dyke: Johnny Ringo – The myth meets the truth

By Scott Dyke In the history of the Old West, no name captured more imagination than Ringo. Hundreds of times that name has popped up in books, TV Westerns and movies. The real John Ringo was, indeed, a celebrated gunman who roamed the Southwest in pursuit of an easy living. His image, like many from […]

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 […]

1881 – Earp and Holliday arrested in wake of O.K. Corral gunfight

1881 – Earp and Holliday arrested in wake of O.K. Corral gunfight

By SoAzNewsX November 7 1859- Jefferson Territory (Colorado)- The General Assembly meets in Denver to set the territory government in operation. 1876- Texas- Johnny Ringo and George Glidden are arrested, ending the “HooDoo War” in Texas. The feud began over a year earlier with cattle rustlings. The HooDoos were night-riding vigilantes who disguised themselves with […]

1972 – Hoppy is gone at 77

1972 – Hoppy is gone at 77

By SoAzNewsX September 12 1864- Fort Scott, Kansas- a government supply train of 205 wagons departs for Fort Gibson in Indian Territory. 1874- Hemphill County, Texas- while trying to deliver dispatches an Indian battle begins as Billy Dixon, Amos Chapman, and four others fight off 100 Kiowas and Comanches in what became the Battle of […]

1886 – Massive fire destroys much of Vancouver, B.C.

1886 – Massive fire destroys much of Vancouver, B.C.

By SoAzNewsX June 13 1865- Idaho Territory- Crazy Horse sneaks into the Sioux camp being relocated to Fort Kearney, Nebraska to plan an escape. 1877-Nez Perce Chief Joseph decides to take his 250 warriors, 450 women and children, and 2,000 horses and attempt to make it to Canada after talks break down when a band […]

1870 – Rebel Gen. Robt. E. Lee dies

1870 – Rebel Gen. Robt. E. Lee dies

1870- Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner October 12 1870- Greeley, Colorado- Horace Greeley visits the city named for him. 1870- Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63. Lee spent much of his early military career out west. As a […]