1878 – Black Bart robs another stage!

1878 – Black Bart robs another stage!

By SoAzNewsX June 21 1844- Saint-Boniface Manitoba – Four Sisters of Charity, Sisters Valade, Lagrave, Lafrance and Coutlée arrive at Red River, after 59 days of canoeing and portaging through wilderness from Lake Superior. Invited by Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher, the Grey Nuns are part of the first religious community to settle in the Canadian West; […]

Re-enactments highlight Wyatt Earp Days

Re-enactments highlight Wyatt Earp Days

From The Green Valley News It has been 37 years since Tombstone first honored the West’s most famous lawman. The annual event continues to attract crowds of newcomers, along with die-hard Wyatt Earp fans who return to see the simulated gunfights, hangings, skits in the street and other entertainment. New for 2017 is a Wyatt […]

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 […]

Tombstone city employee charged in inmate-worker drug smuggling scheme

Tombstone city employee charged in inmate-worker drug smuggling scheme

By Terri Jo Neff / Cochise County Record An inmate work crew from the state prison in Douglas has been suspended from its assignment with the City of Tombstone following the arrest of a longtime city employee for promoting prison contraband. Bruce “Auggie” Lesko was arrested by the Tombstone Marshal’s Office on April 6 after the […]

1881 – Clum elected mayor of Tombstone; V. Earp loses to Sippy

1881 – Clum elected mayor of Tombstone; V. Earp loses to Sippy

By SoAzNewsX January 4 1864- Montana Territory- two members of the Innocents gang, Erastus “Red” Yager and G. Brown, are hanged by vigilantes from a cottonwood in Stinkingwater Valley near Laurin. Yager divulges the names of 25 of Henry Plummer’s associates and reveals the gang’s code word, “Innocents”. 1866- Texas- Fort Richardson is established. 1874- […]

Rural Arizona high schools confront low college completion rates

Rural Arizona high schools confront low college completion rates

By Charity Bidegain | Cronkite News Cassidy Hancock drives 20 miles each way, Monday through Friday, to attend Tombstone High School, where she is currently a senior. Hancock is taking nursing classes through the school and volunteers at Quiburi Mission Samaritan Center, a nursing home in Benson. She would love to go to college on […]

1870 – Calamity Jane claims she’s married to Wild Bill Hickok

1870 – Calamity Jane claims she’s married to Wild Bill Hickok

By SoAzNewsX September 1 1858- Four Lakes, president day Washington- Colonel Wright leads troops against Spokane Indians. 1862- Birch Coulie, Minnesota- Major Brown and his 200 men closing in on Little Crow make camp. 1864- near present day Rhame, North Dakota- Hunkpapa Sioux attack an immigrant train of 80 wagons under the escort of Captain […]

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, […]

1874 – Another stage robbed by the James-Younger gang

1874 – Another stage robbed by the James-Younger gang

By SoAzNewsX April 7 1857- snow falls in every state of the Union in a late-season freeze. In Houston the temperature reaches 21 degrees Fahrenheit. 1867- Fort Larned, Kansas- Major General Winfield Scott Hancock arrives for a conference local Indian chiefs. He is currently organizing a 1,400-soldier campaign against the southern plains tribes. Hancock’s chief […]

1861 – Federals at Fort Bliss surrender

1861 – Federals at Fort Bliss surrender

By SoAzNewsX March 31 1861– El Paso, Texas- the federal garrison at Fort Bliss surrenders to state troops. 1878- New Mexico Territory- A.A. McSween and his wife and John Chisum depart the Chisum ranch and stay at a ranch house 20 miles away. 1878- Lincoln, New Mexico Territory- a group of regulators, including Billy the […]