1885 – Geronimo leaves San Carlos Reservation

1885 – Geronimo leaves San Carlos Reservation

By SoAzNewsX May 17 1853-Fort Riley, Kansas Territory- the fort was established by Captain Charles S. Lovell, 6th U.S. Infantry, on a site recommended by Colonel Thomas T. Flauntleroy, 1st U. S. Dragoons. 1868- Montana Territory- Camp Cooke, on the Judith River, is attacked by 2,500 Sioux. 1870- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- the Union Pacific […]

1869 – The nation is now connected coast to coast by rail

1869 – The nation is now connected coast to coast by rail

By SoAzNewsX May 10 1868- Fort Leavenworth, Kansas- the horse Comanche arrives from St. Louis and receives a “US” brand. Shortly later the horse is bought from the government by Captain Myles Keogh for $90. Comanche is later the only survivor at Custer’s Massacre. 1869- Promontory, Utah– a golden spike was driven where the Central […]

1882 – Pres Arthur threatens martial law in Arizona Territory

1882 – Pres Arthur threatens martial law in Arizona Territory

By SoAzNewsX May 3 1859- Texas- Andy Adams, cowboy and author of “The Log of a Cowboy” was born. From early youth he helped his two brothers with cattle and horses on their father’s farm. Adams traveled to Texas in the early 1880s and remained there for ten years, eight of which he spent in […]

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 […]

1883 – Black Bart robs another stage!

1883 – Black Bart robs another stage!

By SoAzNewsX April 12 1867- Fort Larned Kansas- General Hancock tells Cheyenne Indians to abide by the treaty of 1865 and stay on their lands south of the Arkansas River, or risk war. 1872- Columbia, Kentucky- Jesse James gang robs bank (1 dead/$1,500). 1883- California– Black Bart robs the Lakeport-Cloverdale stage again, this time about […]

1872 – Cyprus Hills massacre erupts

1872 – Cyprus Hills massacre erupts

By SoAzNewsX April 5 1859- Western part of Kansas Territory (present day Colorado)- the “State of Jefferson” is formed by residents. 1863- Utah in the Battle of Spanish Fork 140 cavalrymen route 200 Indians. 1869- Johnson County, Texas- outlaw Benjamin Bickerstaff and his men roared into the town of Alvarado on this night and “hurrahed” […]

1886 – Geronimo says ‘no’ to Gen. Crook on surrender

1886 – Geronimo says ‘no’ to Gen. Crook on surrender

By SoAzNewsX March 29 1847- Vera Cruz, Mexico- victorious forces led by General Winfield Scott occupied the city of Vera Cruz after Mexican defenders capitulated. 1867- the British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada. 1878- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- lots of shooting is reported in the streets. 1879- New […]

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 […]

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