1887 – Sundance Kid convicted of grand larceny

1887 – Sundance Kid convicted of grand larceny

By SoAzNewsX August 9 1878- Bennett Creek, Idaho- one enlisted man is wounded in fight with Bannock Indians. 1887- Sundance, Wyoming– Harry Longabaugh, aka the Sundance Kid, was convicted of grand larceny. 1944- Actor Sam Elliot was born at Sacramento, CA. You Know My Name (1998), The Hi-Lo Country, Rough Riders (1997), The Ranger, the […]

1874 – Silver found in Mohave County, Arizona Territory

1874 – Silver found in Mohave County, Arizona Territory

SoAzNewsX August 8 1850-Fort Atkinson was established (in what is now Kansas) by Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Vose Sumner, 1st U. S. Dragoons. It was located about two miles west of the present Dodge City, on the left side of the Arkansas River near the site of old Fort Mann. Fort Atkinson was intended to control […]

Old West history, June 1 – 3

Old West history, June 1 – 3

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 1 1859- the mules pulling the Leavenworth and Pikes Peak stagecoach are frightened by friendly Indians, overturning the coach. On board is Horace Greeley, pictured left. 1866- fares are reduced 25% for ministers on the Holladay Overland Mail stage. 1867- Fort Hayes, Kansas- Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer […]