1861 – Hickok shoots gunman David McCanles over a woman

1861 – Hickok shoots gunman David McCanles over a woman

By SoAzNewsX July 12 1861-Rock Creek, Nebraska– Gunman David McCanles, enraged at Hickok’s seeing his mistress, went to the Rock Creek station, standing outside the cabin and calling for Hickok to come outside. Hickok refused and McCanles went to a side door. It is unclear whether or not he pulled his six-gun. “Come out and […]

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 – Earp and Holliday arrested in wake of O.K. Corral gunfight

1881 – Earp and Holliday arrested in wake of O.K. Corral gunfight

By SoAzNewsX November 7 1859- Jefferson Territory (Colorado)- The General Assembly meets in Denver to set the territory government in operation. 1876- Texas- Johnny Ringo and George Glidden are arrested, ending the “HooDoo War” in Texas. The feud began over a year earlier with cattle rustlings. The HooDoos were night-riding vigilantes who disguised themselves with […]

1878 – Two wounded in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory war

1878 – Two wounded in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory war

By SoAzNewsX July 18 1843- Kentucky- Virgil Earp, the oldest of the Earp brothers, was born. 1859- California – Sheriff J. Boggs trapped outlaws Richard Barter, AKA Rattlesnake Dick, AKA Dick Woods, and George Skinner in a mountain pass near Auburn, California at night. Barter and Skinner were wanted for stealing $80,000 in California gold […]

1880 – Garrett joins posse looking for Billy the Kid

1880 – Garrett joins posse looking for Billy the Kid

By SoAzNews December 14 1859- Brownsville, Texas- Fort Brown is reinforced. Troops defeat the outlaw Juan Cortina at La Ebronal. 1859 – Texas – Cpl Patrick Collins and a detachment of Company I, 2nd Cav, from Camp Verde with guide “Polly” Rodriquez and one citizen volunteer, pursued and conducted a dismounted attack against a camp […]

Old West history, May 4 – 6

Old West history, May 4 – 6

1873- Labette County, Kansas- the remains of Dr. William York and other murder victims are found on the Bender family farm. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 4 1870- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- the Kansas Pacific begins laying track westward. 1873- Labette County, Kansas- the remains of Dr. William York and other murder victims […]