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 […]

1873 – Father of barbed wire files his patent

1873 – Father of barbed wire files his patent

By SoAzNewsX October 27 1858- New York City, New York- western enthusiast and future president Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is born. 1864- Bloody Bill Anderson was shot and killed by Union troops. 1873– Joseph F. Glidden applied for patent for barbed wire after he attended a county fair in Illinois where he observed a demonstration of […]

1861 – Rebels claim southern Arizona Territory

1861 – Rebels claim southern Arizona Territory

SoAzNewsX August 1 1861-Fort Fillmore, New Mexico Territory– after defeating Union troops Captain John Baylor claims all territory south of the 34th parallel as the Confederate Territory of Arizona. 1866- the War Department orders the Army to train Indian scouts who will be used “in the territories and Indian country.” These scouts will receive the […]

1882 – Judge Roy Bean opens saloon west of the Pecos

1882 – Judge Roy Bean opens saloon west of the Pecos

By SoAzNewsX July 25 1850- Oregon Territory- Gold is discovered in the Rogue River. 1865- near Fort Casper in present day Wyoming- the Fight at Platte Bridge begins. Troops fail to fall for Crazy Horse’s decoy party of Sioux. Instead of being lead to an ambush the troops return to the fort, just ahead 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 […]

1878 – John Tunstall murdered; Lincoln County war erupts

1878 – John Tunstall murdered; Lincoln County war erupts

By SoAzNewsX February 18 1861- Kansas- the Treaty of Fort Wise is signed. Cheyenne and Arapaho gave up much of present Colorado between the North Platte and Arkansas Rivers. The tribes relocate to a reservation between the Arkansas River and Sand Creek. 1871- Fort Dodge, Kansas- Indians attack a government train near the fort, killing […]