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 […]

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. […]

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