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10/22 of… 1868

Born: Edward H. “Ed” Morrell in Thomaston, PA. CA outlaw, Evans Gang.  {001}
see:
The Originals – Outlaw Gangs – Evans Gang (Chris)

1882

N.C Wyeth (Newell Convers) born in Needham, MA. Great American illustrator/artist.  {001}

1875

For the third time in seventy-one days, robbers stop the Soledad to Paso del Robles, CA, Wells Fargo stagecoach.  {001}

1903

The mines at Butte, MT, shut down. Over 9,000 men are thrown out of work.  {001}

1960

The passing of Colorado Madame Lillian Powers. “Lil” operated the Cupolo in Denver (1903-07) and ran other parlors in Florence (40 years), Cripple Creek and Salida.  {001}

1964

Whip Wilson - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28th“Whip Wilson” Roland Charles Meyers, age 53, died in Los Angeles, CA. Western film actor and a Lash La Rue copycat, he acted in “B” westerns of the ’40s & ‘50s. Silver Trails (1948), Crashing Thru (1949) (first starring role), Night Raiders (1952). Some 20+ films with sidekicks: Andy Clyde, Fuzzy Knight and Jim Bannon. Horses: Silver Bullet, Bullet and Rocket. His career lacked snap and it fizzled. Photo: c. 1950’s Studio Promo  {001}

10/23 of… 1862

A force of pro-Union tribes attacked the Confederate held Wichita Agency+2,  located at Fort Sill near Anadarko, OK; home to some 300 members of the Tonkawa +2, a tribe sympathetic to the Confederacy. During the attack, Confederate Indian agent Leeper and several other whites were killed. The Tonkawa fled to the south, toward Confederate held Fort Arbuckle… {001}

1870

John Shea is shot by neighbor Andrew McConnell for driving cattle across his land. McConnell’s friend Moses Miles testifies that Shea was the aggressor and McConnell is released from arrest. Soon, evidence and other neighbors’ testimony reveals that Miles and McConnell are lying and that Shea was, in fact, murdered. This, leads to the murder of Abilene chief of police Tom Smith.   {001}

1939

Zane Grey - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thPearl Zane Grey, age 67, died in Altadena, CA. American writer and novelist: The Heritage of the Desert (1910), The Last of the Plainsmen (1908), Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) (movie 1916), Lone Star Ranger (1915), The Vanishing American (1925), The Code of the West (1934). Nearly fifty of his short stories and novels were adapted into more than one hundred movies, incidentally raising numerous western actors to stardom. Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater played on CBS TV for 145 weeks (1956- 1961). Grey was a major definer of the old west and an inspiration to many writers, directors and others who followed. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1946.  {001}

1946

Ernest Thompson Seton - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thErnest Thompson Seton, age 86, died in Seaton Village, NM. Canadian born writer/naturalist. A founder, chief scout, and the source of most of the Indian influence in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Santa Fe, NM, arts and literary community of the 1930′-40’s. A memorial library and museum is situated at Philmont Scout Ranch, NM. A few of many: How to Make a Real Indian Teepee (1903), The Biography of a Grizzly (1905), Woodcraft Manual for Girls (1916), Sign Talk of the Indians (1918), The Best of Ernest Thompson Seton (1949). TYH!+2! Photo: U.S. PD pre-1946 Bain News Service (LOC)  {001}

10/24 of… 1844

John Harris “Johnny” Behan born in Westport, MO. Lawman.

1857

The Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company announced that its New York offices had stopped payments. This sent shock waves through the entire US financial industry. Concerned that the collapse of the O L & T would set off a domino effect and potential run on the banks, several financial institutions banded together and arranged for an unprecedented cargo of California gold to be transported from Panama to New York on the S.S. Central America.  {001}
see:
Wk. 36, 09/03/1857 – S.S. Central America
Wk. 37, 09/12/1857 – S.S. Central America

1861

Pony Express and the telegraph. - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thThe Transcontinental Telegraph Line is completed. Hiram Sibley and Benjamin F. Ficklin‘s Pacific Telegraph Company of Nebraska (west from Omaha, NE) and Jeptha Wade‘s Overland Telegraph Company of California (east from Carson City, NV) join lines in Salt Lake City, UT. The service operated until 1869 when it was replaced by the multiple line telegraph constructed along with the Transcontinental Railroad*. The companies will eventually become the Western Union Telegraph Company.  Drawing: The Pony Express & The Telegraph Line, PD, LOC.  {001}
see also:
10/26/1861 – below)
*Wk. 19, 05/10/1869 – Promontory Summit, UT

 

1862

Tonkawa Massacre survivors - 1898 - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thWichita Agency Massacre: After the attack on the Wichita Agency+2* the fleeing Tonkawa +2 were caught before they could reach the safety of Ft. Arbuckle. In the massacre which followed, an estimated 137 men, women and children were slaughtered. Among them Chief Plácido, aka: Ha-shu-ka-na (“Can’t Kill Him”). While various tribes taking sides in the Civil War was certainly an issue, there was something else… the Tonkawa were rumored to be cannibals. It was claimed that they had killed and eaten two Shawnees, and that they were responsible for the death and dismemberment of a young Caddo boy. Relations between the Tonkawa and neighboring tribes had been antagonistic for years for a variety of reasons: including the Tonkawa acting as scouts for the Texas Rangers and fighting alongside them in actions against other tribes, including the Comanche. Varying contemporary accounts claim the Lenape, Osage, Shawnee, Caddo, Comanche, Kiowa, Wichita and Seminole participated in the massacre. Photo: U.S. PD c.1898 Frank Rinehart – Tonkawa survivors and descendants of survivors: Standing L-R, Winnie Richards, John Rush Buffalo, William Stevens, John Allen, and Mary Richards. Seated L-R John Williams, Grant Richards, and Sherman Miles.  {001}
see:
*10/23/1862 – above
The Originals – Native American Tribes
References – Dictionary Wendigo

1866

James B. Miller born in VanBuren, AK. Outlaw, killer.  {001}

1871

Chinese Massacre: Calle de los Negros (Nigger Alley), Los Angeles, CA: likely precipitated by the death local rancher Robert Thompson, who was caught in the cross-fire during a gun battle between two Chinese factions. A mob of over 500 white men attack; destroy property, rape, rob, torture and murder Chinese immigrants. Twenty were hanged, making this event one of the largest incidents of mass lynching in American history. Of ten rioters brought to trial, eight were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to imprisonment in San Quentin. Their convictions were soon overturned on a legal technicality. Probably a little racism and economics involved here as well. {001}
see:
Wk. 10, 03/06/1881 – Chinese Exclusion Act celebration
Wk. 18, 05/06/1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act
Wk. 35, 09/02/1885 – Rock Springs

1926

Charles Marion Russell 1907 - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thCharles Marion Russell, age 64, died in Great Falls, MT. Major American western artist. Russell had been a real working cowboy in his youth and he knew the subjects he painted: a true, contemporary interpreter of his times. TYH!+2 Photo: U.S. PD 1907 Charles Scribner’s Sons  {001}

1969

Butch & Sundance Movie Poster - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28th First release of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969) starring Paul Newman as Cassidy and Robert Redford as Sundance. Loosely follows their ill-fated retreat to Bolivia and leaves them shot up but freeze-framed with guns blazing… just like it didn’t happen. More fodder for the, “they got away and lived to a ripe old age,” theorists . Movie Poster © 1969 New Films International, fair use.  {001}
see:
Wk. 45, 11/07/1908 – Butch Cassidy
Wk. 29, 07/20/1937 – Butch Cassidy again

10/25 of… 1838

Escalating the Mormon War, the Battle of Crooked River. Mormons and gentiles clash in the “Buncombe Strip” between Caldwell and Ray counties in Missouri. Only four killed and the Mormons won, but the consequences will be harsh.  {001}
see also:
10/27/1838 – below

1853

John W. Gunnison - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thA survey and exploration party led by U.S. Army Captain John. W. Gunnison (West Point ’37), tasked with determining a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, was attacked as they sought a winter camp site near Sevier Lake in Utah. Gunnison and six men were killed and horribly mutilated, allegedly by Pahvant Ute Indians. The Utes were unhappy due to a previous altercation with immigrants in which a chief had been killed. Four survivors made it to another part of the group and reported to Lieutenant Edward H. Beckwith who then assumed command of the expedition. Controversy surrounded the incident. Gunnison had penned a book, “The Mormons,” in 1846, which had displeased some church members. Gunnison’s wife and others were suspicious of Mormon involvement in the attack. The investigations of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, where Mormons were clearly involved, ultimately prevented a contemporary investigation of the Gunnison Massacre. Photo: U.S. PD a portrait of Gunnison c. late 1840’s.  {001}
see:
Wk. 37
, 09/11/1857 – Mountain Meadows Massacre

1860

James Grizzly Adams 1860 - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thThe passing of John (James Capen) “Grizzly” Adams, age 48, in Neponset, MA. Mountain man, bear trainer, hunter, trapper, circus performer, and founder of  menageries and museums. Illustration from: “The Adventures of James Capen Adams” by T.H. Hittell (1860), Adams with his bear Benjamin Franklin.  {001}

1864

The Battle of Mine Creek, Gen Price.  {001}

1879

U.S. Mail pouches fall to Black Bart from the stage. Between Roseburg, OR, and Redding, CA.  {001}

1881

Red Sash Gang members Ike Clanton +2, Frank +2 and Tom McLaury +2 register at the Grand Hotel in Tombstone, AZ Territory +2.  {001}

1891

Jacob Waltz - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thPhoenix, AZ, was the point of departure to That Great Desert in the Sky for German immigrant Jacob Waltz (Walz, Walls, Weitz, Weitzer, Welz and other variants), 80 or 81 years old, born c. 1810 in Württemberg, Germany. He had come to America in 1848 and wound up a prospector in the Arizona territory. His death marks the birth of a legend — for Waltz was the “Dutchman” of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine. Countless iterations, additions and mixing of stories have led tens of thousands of treasure seekers into the great southwest seeking the Dutchman and other “lost” mines. A few have lost their lives and a few of those, in unusual circumstances. It is likely that the Bulldog Mine near Goldfield, AZ, is the one that the Dutchman described; but that should not deter a legend so full of it’s own life. Some TV and a few movies have helped confuse the issue and you can look up this great tale in hundreds of books and magazine articles. Enjoy! Photo: U.S. PD pre-1891  {001}
see also:
Photo Gallery Index – Pushin’ Up DaisiesJacob Walsh
The Originals – Lost Treasures in the Old West
Photo Gallery Index – Mining Photos
Song lyrics – bottom of this page

1902

Frank Norris - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thA burst appendix takes American novelist (Benjamin Franklin) Frank Norris at age 32 in San Francisco, CA. Correspondent, writer, novelist; perhaps best known for The Octopus: a story of California (1901) based in part on the Mullet Slough Tragedy. Photo: pre-1902 Unknown, Bancroft Library Portrait Collection.  {001}
see:
Wk. 19, 05/11/1880 – Mullet Slough Tragedy

1921

William B. “Bat” Masterson died at his desk William B. "Bat" Masterson - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28th(a sports writer for the Morning Telegraph) in New York City, NY. Lawman, gunfighter, western commentator. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1921.  {001}
see:
PLAYERS – Timelines Index – Timelines M-Z
Masterson, Bat, Ed and Jim)
Quotes Index – Commentators Quotes
Quotes Index – Doc Holliday Quotes
Quotes Index – Gunfighter Quotes

2015

Maureen O’Hara (Maureen FitzSimons), born in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland. A well known Irish/American actress, she starred in a Maureen O'Hara - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thnumber of Westerns: Buffalo Bill (1944) with Joel McCrea as Buffalo Bill and Anthony Quinn as Chief Yellow Hand; Comanche Territory (1950) with McDonald Carey, she played opposite John Wayne in Rio Grande (1950), McLintock (1963), and Big Jake ( 1971), The Rare Breed (1966) with Jimmy Stewart. Gone at age 95 in Boise, ID.  {001}

10/26 of… 1786

Henry Deringer born in Easton, PA. Gunsmith.  {001}

1825

Erie Canal Map 1840 - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thEight years and seven million dollars see completion of New York Governor Dewitt Clinton‘s “Eighth Wonder of the World”. The Erie Canal opens, linking Buffalo on Lake Erie in western New York to Albany on the Hudson River. Reducing the cost of freight from around one hundred dollars a ton to four dollars per ton, the canal was a major step in the opening of the mid-west to settlement.  {003 & 001}

1830

Horace Austin Warner “Haw” Tabor born in Holland, VT. Colorado silver baron.  {001}

1860

Frank Eaton  born in Hartford, CT: fated to become “Pistol Pete“.  {001}

1861

The Transcontinental Telegraph Line+2 is complete. No longer needed, this is the last run of the Pony Express+2. Riders and horses unknown. Records confirm that four Pony riders were killed by Indians, two froze to death, one died in an accident not related to the operation and one was hanged for a murder committed while he was drunk.  {001}
see:
10/24/1861, above
Timelines – Timelines M-Z – Pony Express Timeline

1864

Bloody Bill Anderson - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thBorn in 1839, “Bloody Bill” Anderson is lured into ambush and shot through the head by militiamen led by Colonel Samuel P. Cox. Anderson’s horse had human scalps on its bridle, and fifty-three knots on a silken cord taken from his body were thought to be a tally of his victims… horse thief, murderer and Quantrill Raider, he was leader of the breakaway “Anderson’s Raiders” whom he led until his death. Photo: U.S. PD c. 1864 unknown.  {001}

1881

Tombstone, AZ +2: Gunfight at the OK Corral (aka: “the street fight in Tombstone”). Doc Holliday, Virgil & Morgan Earp were wounded, with only Wyatt Earp escaping unscathed. Ike Clanton +2, Billy Claiborne, & Wes Fuller ran away. William Harrison “Billy” Clanton — cowboy and cattle William Harrison "Billy" Clanton - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thrustler,
age 19 (born c. 1862) was killed, likely shot by Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, and Doc Holliday (hotly debated!). Photo: U.S. PD pre-1881 Billy Clanton.
Frank McLaury +2, age 33, was gut shot by Wyatt Earp and killed by Morgan FranK and Tom MclauryEarp. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1881.
Thomas Clark “Tom” McLaury +2, age 28, was killed, shotgunned by Doc Holliday, both barrels. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1881.
All this was over a blood feud and a misdemeanor arrest gone wrong. Wyatt Earp won’t let Sheriff Johnny Behan arrest the survivors that day. Still a very live topic today, there are hundreds of articles, books etc., on the subject. Opinions and speculation galore! Enjoy! Photos: U.S. PD, all pre-above date: up LH – Frank McLaury, RH – Tom Mclaury, lwr LH – Billy Clanton.  {001}
see also:
Quotes Index – OK Corral Quotes)
Photo Gallery Index – Hangings and Shootings (Caution!)
Gunfight at the OK Corral
PLAYERS – Timelines Index – Timelines A- L Index
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Timeline
Morgan Seth Earp Timeline
Virgil Walter Earp Timeline
Doc Holliday Timeline

1902

Stanton Elizabeth Cady - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thDied in New York, NY at age 86, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Often credited with initiating the first organized Women’s rights and Women’s suffrage movements in the United States (1848). An abolitionist, an outspoken supporter of the 19th-century Temperance Movement and women’s legal reform. An author: The Woman’s Bible (1895) and an autobiography Eighty Years and More (1898), along with numerous pamphlets and papers.
Progress of Women commerative stamp - 1948 - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thIn 2016 the U.S. Treasury announced that Stanton’s image will appear on one of four versions of the U.S. ten dollar bill to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment in 2020. Photos: LH – Commerative Stamp 100 Years of Progress of Women (1948) l – Stanton; c – Carrie Chapman Catt; r – Lucretia Mott; RH – U.S. PD c. 1880, by unknown, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  {001}

2000

Western movie star Muriel Evans died in Tarzana, CA, at 90 years old. The New Frontier (1935) w/John Wayne, King of the Pecos (1936) w/John Wayne, Roll, Wagons, Roll (1940) and others.  {001}

10/27 of… 1795

Pinckney’s Treaty, signed with Spain, gives American merchants the “right of deposit” in New Orleans, granting them use of the port to store goods for trade and export. Americans will use this right to transport flour, tobacco, pork, bacon, lard, feathers, cider, butter, and cheese. The treaty also recognizes American rights to navigate the entire Mississippi River, which has become vital to the growing trade throughout the western territories. Spain will rescind the treaty in 1798 to the great consternation of Americans in the territory. Because of political and economic pressures in 1801, new Spanish Governor Don Juan Manuel de Salcedo will reestablish the U.S. right to deposit goods.  {003}
see also:
The Originals Index – Trade in the Old West
Commerce in the Old West – activity around 1795

1838

Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs issues Executive Order 44 which will come to be known as the Mormon Extermination Order. This will eventually have the effect of justifying driving the Mormons (some 10,000) from Missouri.  {001}

1858

Theodore Roosevelt born in New York City, NY. Cowboy, sheriff, soldier, author, president of the U.S.  {001}

1873

Spectacular running gunfight between “Rowdy Joe” Lowe and E.T. “Red” Beard (shotguns & pistols) in West Wichita, KS. A drunken Red had taken a shot — through the window of his dance hall — at Lowe, next door in his dance hall. Red then mistakenly shot soiled dove Annie Franklin in the stomach, thinking she was Josephine DeMerritt, whom he did want to kill. Joe raced next door to respond with a shotgun, blasting into Red’s place. Red returned fire with his pistol. At the bar, William Anderson went down, shot in the head and blinded. Red then ran outside and down the street with Joe in pursuit, taking a shotgun blast at the Arkansas River Bridge and dying of his wounds two weeks later. “Rowdy Joe” left the county (killed by police in Denver, CO, in Feb. of 1899).  {001}

1876

Joseph R. Walker - Mountain Man - Week 43Died in Contra Costa County, California, Joseph R. Walker, Mountain Man, explore, guide. A member of the Bonneville expedition (1832). He established the segment of the California Trail from Fort Hall, Idaho to the Truckee River. It became the primary route for the emigrants to the gold fields during the California gold rush (1859). In 1840 Walker and a band of followers made the first known north to south crossing of the eastern Great Basin.  Photo: U.S. PD c. 1860 by Mathew Brady.  {001}

1879

(T): Virgil Earp is appointed deputy U.S. Marshal for the Arizona Territory in the Tombstone, AZ, area by U.S. Marshal Crowley P. Dake.  {001}

1879

Shasta County, CA. The stage between Alturas and Redding is taken by Black Bart.  {001}

1913

High Bird (Dagak Bako) – Joseph Medicine Crow born near Lodge Grass, MT. He will become the last Plains Indian War Chief. {001}

1973

Alan Rocky Lane - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thAllan “Rocky” Lane, aka Harry Leonard Albershart, age 64, died in Woodland Hills, CA. His first hit was The Law West of Tombstone  (1938). He played the fictional Red Ryder in: Santa Fe Uprising (1946), Stagecoach to Denver (1946), Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947), Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947), Oregon Trail Scouts (1947), Rustlers of Devil’s Canyon (1947), and Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947). Between 1947 and 1953 he performed asRocky Lane in 30 “B” movies with his horse, Black Jack: Sundown in Santa Fe (1948), Hell Bent for Leather (1960), and Posse from Hell (1961); the last two with Audie Murphy. Later he became a television star and the voice ofMr. Ed(TV-1961). Photo: U.S. PD c.1940’s Studio Promo.  {001}

1899

Brooklyn, NY, sees the passing of Ebenezer “Eben” Townsand Starr: young sailor and firearms designer/manufacturer. His Starr Arms Co. was successful from the late 1850’s — until the lack of government contracts after the Civil War forced the company to close.  {001}
see:
Photo Gallery Index – Weapons Photos Index
HandgunsStarr Revolvers
– 
Long Guns Starr Carbine)

10/28 of… 1793

Eliphalet Remington born in Suffield, CT. Blacksmith, firearms designer/manufacturer.  {001}

1846

They are high on the pass, but there is too much snow falling, and the Donner party retreats back down the trail to wait for better weather. It won’t come this winter…  {001}

1848

Died in Detroit, MI, Robert Stuart at 63 years. Scottish-born American fur trader and explorer. Originally a clerk for the North West Company (NWC), he was recruited as a partner by John Jacob Astor to help develop the new Pacific Fur Company. He sailed with the Tonquin, and helped establish Fort Astoria on the coast of present-day Oregon. He led the overland expedition of seven men from Fort Astoria to Saint Louis in 1812, carrying word of the loss of the Tonquin. He then went on to New York to report directly to Astor.
It is important to note that Stuart’s path, eastbound, blazed almost the entire segment of the Oregon Trail between the Columbia River and the Missouri River. His journal details the wintertime trip of the first European-American party to cross South Pass.* Wintering over on the upper North Platte, they reached St. Louis in April of 1813. He served as Treasurer of the State of Michigan from 1840–1841. Portrait: U.S. PD pre-1923, Robert Stuart.  {001}

*His journals were only published in France, necessitating trappers Thomas Fitzpatrick and Jedediah Smith to “discover” the South Pass route again in 1824.
see also:
Wk. 34, 08/23/1810 – Tonquin

1849

Point of Rocks, NM, the White Massacre: Merchant James White, a German named Lawberger, and several others traveling with them to Santa Fe are killed by a band of Jicarilla Apaches and Utes. White’s wife Ann, a baby daughter and their “negro servant” are taken captive.  A group of Mexicans who happen on the scene shortly after are also attacked when they begin to look for items in the ruined wagons.  Some are killed, some escape, but they leave behind a wounded Mexican boy who is later found by a party of Americans who report the events to the Army. The army arrives and buries the dead. In an odd twist, none of the victims had been scalped.  A $1,000 reward is offered by wagon master, Francois X. Aubrey for the rescue of Mrs. White.  {001}

1870

Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead Marker - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thCeran St. Vrain, age 68, died in Mora County, NM. A trapper, fur trader and partner in Bent-St. Vrain Company, perhaps the most famous trading company in the Old West, c. 1830’s. The company built trading forts in Colorado and Texas to trade with the Indians, the last one closing in 1859. St. Vrain was involved on the U.S. side in the Taos revolt (1847) during the Mexican-American War (1847-48). In 1855 he opened a flour mill in Mora County, NM, and supplied several military garrisons in New Mexico and Colorado. In these later years he also founded and published The Santa Fe Gazette. Photo: U.S. PD 2009 Matt Wright, vandalized trail marker.  {001}
see also:
The Originals Index – Western Forts and Trading Posts
Wk. 20, 05/19/1869 – William Bent

1880

Fred White - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thT: Two-thirty am: Rambunctious cowboys have a shooting spree. While Marshal Fred White and Wyatt Earp are attempting an arrest, Curly Bill Brocius, high on alcohol and opium,*  shoots the marshal in the left testicle, setting his pants afire. Wyatt quickly buffaloes Brocius with the pistol he borrowed earlier from Fred Dodge — then he and brother Virgil round up as many of the cowboys as they can while Morgan Earp and Dodge stand guard at the jail. Things are very tense the rest of the night. Marshal White makes a statement that the shooting was an accident and dies two days later. Tombstone, AZ. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1880 unknown, Marshal Fred White. {001}
see also:
see:
*The Originals Index – Plants – Hallucinogenic PlantsOpium Poppy

1911

Clem Rogers - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thChelsea, Rogers County, OK sees the passing of Clement “Clem” Rogers at 72 years. A real Cherokee cowboy, along with numerous others, Clem enlisted in the Confederate Army, and served under General Stand Watie. After the war, he became active in Cherokee politics, first elected as a judge in the Cooweescoowee District, then served five terms in the Cherokee Senate. He later served as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Clem knew and admired the brilliant Cherokee leader William Penn Adair and named his son William Penn Adair Rogers after him.* Photo: U. S. PD pre-1923.  {001}
see:
Wk.33, 08/15/1935 – Will Rogers

Ol’ Jacob did a waltz
To the music of the gold
So many years have gone
but his secret’s still untold
In the shadow of the needle
The Dutchman found his pay
I wonder if he
Stayed in Geronimo’s cave?
From Geronimo’s Cave by
Jim “Hawk” Hawkins {031}barbed wire divider2 - Week 43: October 22nd thru 28thEnd: Week 43, October 22nd thru 28th

{001} C 07/21; E 09/19: F 01/16; P 10/17

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