1899 – Black Jack Ketchum shot by conductor during train robbery

1899 – Black Jack Ketchum shot by conductor during train robbery

By SoAzNewsX August 16 1878- New Mexico Territory- lawman John Beckwith was involved with a number of shoot-outs, one, on this date, in the home of his hard case father, Henry, who killed his son-in-law, William Johnson, during a wild argument in the ranch house, a fight where John tried to intervene and was almost […]

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 […]

1864 – Nevada the newest state in the Union

1864 – Nevada the newest state in the Union

By SoAzNewsX October 31 1862- New Mexico Territory- Fort Sumner is established at Bosque Redondo in the Pecos Valley. 1863- Texas- outlaw Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum is born in San Saba County. 1864– Nevada became the 36th state. 1869- Nebraska- William F. Cody is discharged as an army scout. 1871- New Mexico Territory- Bounty hunters […]

1925 – The “Gunfighter” Marty Robbins is born

1925 – The “Gunfighter” Marty Robbins is born

By SoAzNewsX September 26 1860- The 7th Infantry and Navajos battle again near Ft. Fauntleroy, New Mexico Territory. Both side report light casualties. 1862- William H. Antrim, Billy the Kid’s stepfather, is honorably discharged from the Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 1872- Kansas City, Missouri- outlaw Bob Younger aided the James brothers in their robbery of the […]

1899 – Black Jack caught after gunfight

1899 – Black Jack caught after gunfight

  By SoAzNewsX July 11 1861- Montana Territory- the steamboat Chippewa exploded on Poplar Creek. It was loaded with whiskey and gunpowder. 1869- Colorado Territory- the Battle of Summit Springs takes place as Tall Bull’s Cheyenne “Dog Soldiers” were attacked by the 5th Cavalry in an attempt to free two captives. One of the two […]

Old West history, June 4 – 7

Old West history, June 4 – 7

1870- Abilene, Kansas- Wild Bill Hickok is sworn in as marshal. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 4 1868- Kansas- Cheyenne’s attack Kansa Indians. 1870- Abilene, Kansas- Wild Bill Hickok is sworn in as marshal. 1889- Topeka, Kansas- Nat Oliphant is lynched by a mob. Nat murdered Alonzo Rodgers when he came home and […]