Week 08: February

Week 8: February 19th thru 25th

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2/19 of… 1785

Born in Perthshire , Scotland, Robert Stuart who will become an American fur trader and explorer.  {001}


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}


Henry Vinton Plummer - Week 8Kansas City, Kansas sees the passing of Henry Vinton Plummer, age 60. Born a slave on the Three Sisters plantation near Bowie, Maryland. Escaping slavery in his early 20s, he enlisted in the Union Navy during the American Civil War. In 1872 he attended Wayland Seminary in Washington D.C. Upon graduation, he served as a pastor at several churches before being appointed chaplain of the 9th Cavalry Regiment by President Chester A. Arthur in 1884. At that time, he was the only black officer (captain) in the US Army. In 1894 he was dishonorably discharged from the Army for drunkenness and poor conduct. However, the charges were very controversial, later reviewed, and his discharge was upgraded to honorable after a review in 2005.  {001}


Albert Sieber - 1874 - Week 8During 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 ( Lamont Waltman Marvin Jr.) born in New York City, NY. U.S. Marine, 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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