Steamboat – the symbol of Wyoming

Steamboat – the symbol of Wyoming

By Dave Walsh / The Westerner Blog It is a most-recognizable emblem, one that is so attached to the great state of Wyoming. The unique horse-and-rider has a long history that dates back more than a hundred years, and for nearly all of those years, it has been known as Steamboat. The most Steamboat sightings are the […]

1858 – Road now open from Ft. Yuma to El Paso

1858 – Road now open from Ft. Yuma to El Paso

By SoAzNewsX July 5 1858- Kansas Territory (present day Colorado)- William Green Russell and a party of whites and Cherokees from Georgia discover gold on the future site of Denver. 1858- Texas– a new wagon road from Fort Yuma to El Paso skirting the Gila Desert is completed. 1861- Cartage, Missouri- Union soldiers attack pro-secessionists […]

Magee Homestead: Luxurious tranquility on the range

Magee Homestead: Luxurious tranquility on the range

SARATOGA, Wyoming, July 3, 2017 – Most likely, you’ve never heard of Saratoga, Wyoming. Nestled in a tranquil valley between the Sierra Madre Mountains to the west and the Medicine Bow National Forest to the east, this is where you will find Magee Homestead, a peaceful respite from the world in…

Frank Abell: From Mexico to the Medicine Line

Frank Abell: From Mexico to the Medicine Line

By Frank Abell If you’re bothering to read this I suspect that like me you’ve had a lifetime of watching westerns, reading western history and novels, and imagining the wild and wooly days before civilization won. Perhaps you too have compiled a pretty good mental ‘bucket list’ of all the places you’d like to visit […]

1878 – Tibbe patent of corn cob pipe approved

1878 – Tibbe patent of corn cob pipe approved

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 9 1860- Lawrence and Fort Scott, Kansas- temperature reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit. 1866- Camp Cooke, Montana Territory- the territory’s first permanent army post is established near the mouth of the Judith River. 1878- Washington, Missouri- the corn cob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe. (the second most popular […]