Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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Best Cavalry Movie

What's the best Cavalry movie? I can name several just for starters-not necessarily in order; She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; Directed by John Fo…

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3 May 6
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Bose Ickard, cowboy supreme

Bose Ikard was born a slave in July 1843, in Mississippi.  Later, he became one of the most famous black frontiersmen and trail drivers in…

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0 Apr 21

CLAY ALLISON, a shootist

CLAY ALLISON, a shootist Robert Clay Allison, known as "Clay", was born September 2, 1840, with a clubfoot.  He was  the fourth of nine chi…

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0 Apr 20

The Packsaddle mountain fight

Late one evening when Deve Herrington and Wm. George turned in the milk cows to their calves, they noticed an animal wearing a bell, had a…

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1 Mar 17
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Battle of Rattlesnake Springs

Battle of Rattlesnake Springs On August 7,1880, the black soldiers of the Tenth United States Cavalry and a detachment of the Twenty fourth…

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1 Mar 17
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Hat Creek Station

"Old" Hat Creek Station, approx. 1880. The Old Hat Creek Station and Fort, established in 1875 by Capt. James Egan, was located north of t…

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0 Mar 7

TIP TOP MINE, AZ

A couple of prospectors who in 1875 had made a cleanup of placer gold in a desert wash punched their burros into Prescott and, forgetting t…

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0 Feb 17

RANGERS INVADE MEXICO

Texas Ranger Major John S. Ford engaged the Mexican guerilla, Cortina on February 9, 1859.   A brief fight had claimed the life of a Texas…

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0 Feb 12

Felix Ward 1848 - 1914

On this date; January 27, 1861, twelve year old Felix Ward set in motion nearly twenty five years of armed conflict between the US Army and…

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0 Jan 27

Earp Family history of impropriety

The Earp Family fondly remembered Nickolas Earp It appears that Nicholas Earp had a disdain for certain laws he considered to be a nuisance…

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0 Jan 27

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