1878 – Siege at McSween’s home ends; Billy the Kid kills two

1878 – Siege at McSween’s home ends; Billy the Kid kills two

By SoAzNewsX July 19 1867- Dakota Territory (present day Wyoming)- construction began on Fort Fetterman near the North Platte River. 1878- New Mexico Territory- John Selman arrived in the Pecos Valley. His gang called the “Selman Scouts” are cattle rustlers. In 1895 Selman kills John Wesley Hardin. 1878- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory– the siege at […]

1866 – Congress creates the “Buffalo Soldiers”

1866 – Congress creates the “Buffalo Soldiers”

By SoAzNewsX June 28 1834- Rhode Island- Abel Head Pierce AKA Shanghai Pierce was born and later became one of Texas’s pioneer cattlemen. He was called Shanghai because he was 6-5 and wore spurs with rowels the size of windmills and someone remarked that he looked like a Shanghai rooster. He worked on the Grimes […]

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 […]

1861 – Tucson-bound mail coach attacked by Apaches!

1861 – Tucson-bound mail coach attacked by Apaches!

By SoAzNewsX July 21 1851- Indiana- Sam Bass was born. 1861- Cook’s Canyon, New Mexico Territory (present day Arizona)- 300 Indians under Cochise and Mangus Coloradas attacked a Tucson bound mail coach. The seven guards held out for three days before being killed. Cochise later admits he lost 175 warriors in the battle. 1865- Springfield, […]