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 […]

1884 – Bisbee Massacre hangings

1884 – Bisbee Massacre hangings

By SoAzNewsX March 8 1878- New Mexico Territory- the Regulators with their prisoners Morton and Baker, bunk at John Chisum’s South Spring River ranch. Here the Regulators learn that J.J. Dolan has organized an even larger posse looking for them. 1879- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- Governor Lew Wallace attends a citizen’s meeting at the Lincoln […]

1887 – Southern Pacific railroad reaches the Colorado River

1887 – Southern Pacific railroad reaches the Colorado River

By SoAzNewsX September 29 1857- Williamson County, Texas- future cowboy and suspected rustler Nathan D. Champion is born. 1859- Brownsville, Texas- on this date Mexican guerilla leader Juan Cortina and his renegade band seized control of Brownsville and demanded payment of a $100,000 ransom. When reports came through that Cortina had burned Corpus Christi and […]