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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 the Chiricahua Apache. The young boy was kidnapped by Pinal Apache warriors as they raided his step fathers…Continue

Started Jan 27

Pete Kitchen - Arizona Pioneer
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  On a spring day in 1871 Pete Kitchen left the 17 Cavalry troop and one civilian packer, led  by Lt. Howard Cushing, and returned to his ranch. He had taken them through the Patagonia and Huachuca Mountain ranges of south east Arizona in their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dirtrider Jul 22, 2011.

 

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Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Bass Gang
"Old West justice at it's best. If the law didn't get you, your side winding partners just might. Once again a good example that crime doesn't pay. I admit I've known and worked with some hombre's that had handles of Nixon,…"
Saturday
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post New Western on TV
"Well put, Carbine.  We love the channel's material."
Mar 18
Carbine posted a blog post

New Western on TV

I count myself fortunate in having the Encore Western channel. Recently I was privileged to view episodes of the TV Western program "Tales of Wells Fargo." Although not totally true to the Old West record, and the files of Wells, Fargo & Company, I find the programs educational and entertaining. Sure it's old viewing, repeats, to some of you but to me it's all new as I missed this program while I was growing up.In any case it sure is a lot better than the ton of garbage that is shown…See More
Mar 17
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Packsaddle mountain fight
"Helluva fight! Another fine example of Texas history. Thanks Dirtrider."
Mar 17
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion Battle of Rattlesnake Springs
"This is a GOOD post Milt. Two thumbs up on your research and the background surrounding the event. There are a couple of reports that some Apache witnessed Victorio taking his own life at Tres Castillos. Mexican troops reported he was killed in…"
Mar 17
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post Still here, after all these years.......
"Thank you Joe.  We drove 18 miles to get a signal to thank those who are helping with this drive."
Mar 14
Carbine posted a blog post

Still here, after all these years.......

It's good to see members are trickling in by one's and twos. Glad to see some old friends here and am looking forward to meeting new ones. We are a small group, compared to most, who cherish and share history of The Old West as we do our best to keep the legacies, lore and tales of The Old West alive.It's been a struggle going from the old SOTOW to FB and back to the "new SOTOW" on ning again. It ain't been easy but I, for one, appreciate all of you staying in the saddle and riding along.Seems…See More
Mar 10
Carbine and Bat are now friends
Mar 10
Carbine commented on dirtrider's blog post In the shadow of mighty men
"Them's profound words Dirtrider. "
Feb 17
Carbine commented on dirtrider's photo
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cuchillo Catholic church

"Interesting to see that stove pipe coming out of the wall on the church. Is that church still in use today? The dance hall, was it legitimate? Hard to imagine a dance hall next to a church."
Feb 17
Carbine commented on Whitewall kelly's photo
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"The Old Daney Mill looks a lot like the remnants of the Doble Brothers old mine on Gold Mountain near Big Bear, California. They worked their mine and mill during the late 1800s into early 1900s. Sometime during that period Elias Baldwin bought the…"
Feb 10
Carbine posted a status
""I don't recall ever being lost before, but I have been a might confused a time or two." Daniel Boone 1734- 1820"
Feb 4
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion Grierson's raid in central Mississippi
"War is Hell. Grierson had quite the Army career. If I recollect correctly before he joined the Army he was some kind of teacher. And wasn't the movie The Horse Soldiers, starring John Wayne & William Holden, based on Grierson's mission…"
Feb 3
Carbine commented on dirtrider's blog post Made it to Cuchillo, NM
"Glad to hear you made it back to The Land of Enchantment. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you Milt with the restoration. Hard task for sure but will be well worth the effort. Keep charging Amigo!"
Feb 3
Carbine commented on dirtrider's blog post YOU MIGHT BE A COWBOY
"Yes sir. This goes hand & hand with Code of the West too."
Jan 28
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion THE APACHE KID
"I've read reports that there was a $15,000 reward for the capture of The Apache Kid, dead or alive. That was a hefty sum back in the day. Also it is rumored that The Kid lived in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico where he was reportedly seen…"
Jan 27
Carbine posted a discussion

Felix Ward

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 the Chiricahua Apache. The young boy was kidnapped by Pinal Apache warriors as they raided his step fathers ranch in the Sonoita Valley of southern Arizona near Tubac.As the Pinals raided the Ward Ranch young Felix tried to hide in the branches of a bear Peach tree but was soon spotted and abducted by the war party. US Army Lieutenant George Bascom leading…See More
Jan 27
Carbine commented on Gayle Martin's blog post Parking Meter Paid
"Just when I was thinking our candle was about to get snuffed out you come thru again Gayle. I don't know if we really deserve a renewal but this is like a Territorial Governor pardon at the top of to 13th step leading to the gallows. This is…"
Jul 22, 2016
dirtrider replied to Carbine's discussion Anniversary of the Battle of Big Dry Wash
"Great story, Carbine.  Thanks for sharing.  That was one tough lady to endure amputation like that.  The Apache were very strong in their will to not show fear or pain."
Jul 17, 2016
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post Geronimo Speaks.....
"He loved Ojo Caliente and returned several times, living in peace, having abundant game to hunt.  We walked this area and could feel the presence of those going before us.  It is easy to fall in love with this area of NM.  Geronimo…"
Jul 10, 2016

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US Navy (retired)- Now Fresh Water Technician
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Researching and reading about the Old West. Woodworking.

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New Western on TV

I count myself fortunate in having the Encore Western channel. Recently I was privileged to view episodes of the TV Western program "Tales of Wells Fargo." Although not totally true to the Old West record, and the files of Wells, Fargo & Company, I find the programs educational and entertaining. Sure it's old viewing, repeats, to some of you but to me it's all new as I missed this program while I was growing up.

In any case it sure is a lot better than the ton of garbage that is…

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Posted on March 17, 2017 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Still here, after all these years.......

It's good to see members are trickling in by one's and twos. Glad to see some old friends here and am looking forward to meeting new ones. We are a small group, compared to most, who cherish and share history of The Old West as we do our best to keep the legacies, lore and tales of The Old West alive.

It's been a struggle going from the old SOTOW to FB and back to the "new SOTOW" on ning again. It ain't been easy but I, for one, appreciate all of you staying in the saddle and riding…

Continue

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Historic Earp Cabin Destroyed

The massive Blue Cut fire in Cajon Pass, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, California, has scorched at least 37,000 acres and and destroyed 105 homes and 213 out buildings, so far. The fire started Tuesday morning August 16th and quickly grew to over 18,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

Sometime on Thursday it reduced to ashes a cabin that was often used by Virgil Earp while he hunted Deer in the 1880s with his friend Almon Clyde. In 1863 Almon Clyde purchased the 160 acre homestead from…

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Posted on August 20, 2016 at 6:43pm — 1 Comment

Geronimo Speaks.....

"You are the false White-Eye who came to the Chiricahua Reservation a year ago and broke the peace treaty made by the Great Chief (Cochise) and Taglito (Tom Jeffords) and the one-arm general (O.O. Howard). Do not talk to me about breaking treaties-you and your sick brain!"

So said by Geronimo, upon his capture and being put in chains at Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, to John Clum April 21, 1877. Events went down hill for Geronimo after this verbal exchange. It would end with a train ride…

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Posted on July 9, 2016 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:38pm on December 3, 2009, Gayle Martin said…
Welcome aboard, Carbine. Good to see you here.
 
 
 

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