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}


First 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”. 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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