Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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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

John Wesley Hardin, deadly at heart

Outlaw and gunslinger John Wesley Hardin was born in Bonham, Texas, on May 26, 1853 He had a reputation for a vicious temper, which would g…

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0 Jan 24

Buffalo hunters and Indians clash at Adobe Walls

Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Indians living in western Texas had long resented the advancement of white settlement in their territories. I…

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0 Jan 24

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