Week 08: February

Week 8: February 19th thru 25th

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2/19 of… 1847

Chris Evans, notorious California train robber, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Emigrates to U.S. at age 17.  {001}
The Originals – Outlaw Gangs – Evans Gang (Chris)


Charles Alexander Eastman born on a reservation at Red Falls, MN. Physician, writer, reformer.  {001}


Newton, KS. Owner Rowdy Joe Lowe (of Lowe’s Newton House, dance hall) had a tif with his wife on Saturday night and slapped her, owing to her lack of appropriate response to a client. Later, one A.M. Sweet consoled poor Kate with booze, then spirited her off to competitor Fanny Grey’s place for some fun. When an angry Rowdy Joe found out where they were and showed up Monday morning, he was two shots faster than Sweet.  {001}


OWDR Sieber AL - 1874During construction of the Tonto road to the new Roosevelt Dam site on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, Al Sieber, (one time Chief of Scouts in Apache Wars) was leading an Apache work crew on the project which was under the supervision of another famous frontier scout, Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly. Sieber was killed when a boulder rolled on him; buried with military honors at the cemetery in Globe, AZ. Photo: U.S. PD 1874, unknown.  {001}


Lee Marvin born in New York City, NY. Movie & TV actor.  {001}

2/20 of… 1685

Robert de La Salle (René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle – 1643-87) leading three ships bearing French colonists landed at Matagorda Bay in present-day Texas and established Fort St. Louis. Thereby forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas and later the basis of the U.S. claim to the region as part of the Louisiana Purchase.  {001}
Wk. 10, 03/10/1804 – Three Flags Day
The Originals Index – Western Forts and Trading Posts


The Battle of  Valverde Ford+2 (NM): Texas troops under the command of Brigadier General Henry  H. Sibley attempt to capture Fort Craig, defended by New Mexico volunteers and Union troops under the command of Union Colonel Edward Canby. The midnight mule bombs of Union Captain James Craydon inadvertently bring about the capture of a herd of Confederate beef cattle.  {001}Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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