1883 – Apaches kill three at Total Wreck Mine in Whetstone Mts

1883 – Apaches kill three at Total Wreck Mine in Whetstone Mts

By SoAzNewsX March 22 1858- Monticello Township, Johnson County, Kansas- James Butler Hickok, age 20, is elected village constable. 1863- Utah Territory- An Overland stage is attacked by Indians near Eight Mile Station in Tooele County. Passenger Judge Mott takes the reigns and outruns the attackers after the driver is killed and another passenger is […]

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 […]

Wild Bill’s murderer hanged!

Wild Bill’s murderer hanged!

By SoAzNewsX March 1 1845- President Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas. 1857- Henry A. Crabbe and a group of followers invade Mexico in an attempt to take over the state of Sonora. 1867– Nebraska became the 37th state. 1877- Yankton, Dakota Territory– Jack McCall, who shot Wild Bill Hickok […]

1898 – Maine explodes in Havana Harbor

1898 – Maine explodes in Havana Harbor

By SoAzNewsX February 15 1864- Virginia- “Texas Jack” Omohundro enlists as a private in the 5th Virginia Cavalry. A few years later he would be a great friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. 1875- Mason County, Texas- a man named Adam Brayford was traveling between Llano and Mason and saw a body lying beside the road. […]

1872 – Russian Duke embarks on a western buffalo hunt

1872 – Russian Duke embarks on a western buffalo hunt

By SoAzNewsX January 11 1864- Montana Territory- an estimated 24 “Innocents” have been hanged since December 21, 1863, by Montana vigilantes. 1865- Yellowstone City, Montana Territory- a plug of tobacco costs $5 a pound. 1867 – Benito Juarez returned to the Mexican presidency, following the withdrawal of French troops and the execution of Emperor Maximilian. […]

1881 – Clum elected mayor of Tombstone; V. Earp loses to Sippy

1881 – Clum elected mayor of Tombstone; V. Earp loses to Sippy

By SoAzNewsX January 4 1864- Montana Territory- two members of the Innocents gang, Erastus “Red” Yager and G. Brown, are hanged by vigilantes from a cottonwood in Stinkingwater Valley near Laurin. Yager divulges the names of 25 of Henry Plummer’s associates and reveals the gang’s code word, “Innocents”. 1866- Texas- Fort Richardson is established. 1874- […]

1881 – Virgil Earp riddlled with buckshot in Tombstone

1881 – Virgil Earp riddlled with buckshot in Tombstone

By SoAzNewsX December 28 1836- Mexico’s independence was recognized by Spain. 1859- the inaugural issue of The Nor’Wester, the first newspaper in the Canadian west, was published at the Red River Settlement. William Coldwell and William Buckingham acquired a hand-printing press in St. Paul, Minnesota, which they transported into the settlement on an oxen-drawn cart. […]

1877 – Report: Marshal Masterson gets help in Dodge

1877 – Report: Marshal Masterson gets help in Dodge

By SoAzNewsX December 15 1869- Clay County, Missouri- the Samuel farmhouse is surrounded as four men, led by Deputy John Thomason, try to collect a $3,000 reward for Frank & Jesse James who escaped. 1876- Texas- Charles Goodnight’s cowboys complete the first room of a ranch house in the Palo Duro Canyon. 1877- Dodge City, […]

1868 – James-Younger gang robs bank, kills former Union captain

1868 – James-Younger gang robs bank, kills former Union captain

By SoAzNewsX December 7 1863- Montana Territory- a member of the “innocents”, George Ives, robs and kills Nick Thiebalt in Ruby Valley 1868- Gallatin, Missouri– the James-Younger Gang rob Davies County Savings Bank only getting $500. During the robbery former Union captain John W. Sheets is shot in the head and the chest by Jesse. […]

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