Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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Patrick Floyd Garrett (1850-1908)

He moved to Dallas County, Texas at the age of 19. There, he worked on the large LS Ranch in west as a cowboy and cattle gunman when rustl…

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0 Mar 7

BILL ANDERSON--a short bio

William Anderson was born in 1839, in Kentucky and grew up in Randolph County, Missouri. In 1857, he, his brother, and three sisters moved…

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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…

Started by dirtrider in Western Saga

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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…

Started by dirtrider in Western Saga

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…

Started by dirtrider in Western Saga

0 Feb 12

BLACKHAWK AND THE BATTLE OF THE SINKHOLE

North of Monroe Missouri, about a mile, occurred a rather unusual strategy, employed be the defenders of the fort that was once there. Her…

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0 Feb 8

Luke Short/Jim Courtwright gunfight

On February 8,1887, in Fort Worth, Texas, Luke Short, and Bat Masterson, confronted gunfighter Longhaired Jim Courtwright who had made thr…

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DALTONS' FIRST TRAIN ROBBERY

It was near Alila, California, on Feb. 6, 1891 that the Dalton Gang commited their first big crime.  a train robbery.  It was a train robbe…

Started by dirtrider in Outlaws and villians

0 Feb 6

Grierson's raid in central Mississippi

Beginning on or near April 22, 1863, Colonel Benjamin Grierson's troops brought destruction to central Mississippi on a two-week raid alon…

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THE APACHE KID

1867--1910? Southwest Territory (Zenogalache, AKA: The Crazy One) He was born on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona and grew to be the…

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1 Jan 27
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