Week 13: March/April

Week 13: March 26th to April 1st

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3/26 of… 1804

The first official U.S. Government notice ordering Indians to move west of the Mississippi River.  {001}


Book of Mormon - 1830-edition - Week 13First publication of The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Written by Joseph Smith*, founder of (today’s) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Photo: U.S. PD? internet – Book of Mormon 1st edition (1830).  {001}
Wk 26, 06/26/1844 – Joseph Smith


The first skirmish of The Battle of Glorieta Pass+2, New Mexico Territory, resulted in a small Union victory.  {001}


The locomotive Sierra 3 (a 50 ton, 4-6-0, ten wheeler) was completed in the shops of the Rodgers Locomotive and Machine Works of Patterson, NJ. In addition to a respectable RR career as a working locomotive, years of storage and several rebuilds, she has become the “most photographed locomotive in the world”.Locomotive Sierra #3 - Week 13 Starting in 1919 in the serial The Red Glove (lost), her  long movie career (nearly 40) included: The Virginian – 1929, High Noon – 1952, The Long Riders – 1980, Pale Rider – 1985  and The Unforgiven – 1992. TV credits (over 30): Death Valley days – 1962-65, Rawhide – 1960, Bonanza – 1972 and  Little House on the Prairie – 1975-83. Photo: Sierra No. 3, c. 1904, Wikipedia  {001}
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Wk. 27, 07/03/2010 – Sierra No. 3


The Battle of Mexican Bend (UT), Joe Walker shoots Sheriff Tuttle breaking his thigh and ending the fight.  {001}


Tombstone, AZ sees the passing of Robert H. “Bob” Paul at 69. Whaler, sailor, prospector, shotgun messenger; he finally settled in as a lawman. Six-foot four, 240 pounds, an ever present shotgun and a full measure of courage made him a legend in the Arizona Territory. Friend of Wyatt and Virgil Earp and well connected into Wells Fargo. Messenger on the Benson Stage* and the Arizona official sent to Colorado during the attempt to extradite Doc Holliday** for the Gunfight at the OK Corral.*** Photo: U.S. PD, c. 1890 TYH!  {001}
*Wk. 11, 03/15/1881 – Benson Stage holdup
** Wk 22, 05/29/1882 – Extradition
***Wk. 43, 10/26/1881 – Gunfight at the OK Corral
Quotes Index – Gunfighter Quotesabout Bob Paul


George Collins, aka: Fred Lewis hanged for the murder of Pinkerton Agent Charles Schumacher who was pursuing him and partnerOld West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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