Category Archive: Old West

This Day In History July 3, 1901 – Old West: Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid & Wild Bunch first robbery, Montana

  1901- Wagner, Montana- Butch Cassidy and Sundance with the help of Kid Curry and the Wild Bunch rob a Great Northern train. It was their last American robbery.   More than $40,000 was taken from the safe but most of it was in unsigned bank notes. This never bothered the Wild Bunch. Bill Carver …

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This Day In History May 2, 1895 – Old West: OK Bountyhunters Dunn Brothers Facilitate Conjunction Of Outlaws & Reward

  The Dunn Brothers ambush and collect reward on Charley Pierce and Bitter Creek Newcomb, the latter sweet on Rose Dunn   1895- Oklahoma Territory – Bill Dunn and his four brothers Bee, Dal, Calvin, and George often operated as bounty hunters. But the Dunn brothers were better known as the proprietors of a road …

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This Day In History May 1, 1853 – “Calamity Jane” is born

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  Famous western frontierswoman, scout and future wife of Wild Bill Hickok graces the American scene.   1852- Princeton, Missouri- Martha Jane Canary, AKA Calamity Jane, was born. She served as a muleskinner for the Army and in 1893 joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. She “married” Wild Bill Hickok in 1870, at least that’s …

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This Day In History – April 30

  ” History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins       America A New Nation 1789 – George Washington becomes America’s first and most popular president On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Big Iron’ – 1959

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘When the Work’s All Done This Fall’ – 1893

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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This Day In History – February 25

  ” Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape – into time. ~A.L. Rowse, The Use of History ”       _______________________________       American Revolution 1779 – British surrender Fort Sackville On …

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This Day In History – February 4

  Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. Machiavelli     …

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This Day In History – December 27

  But every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country he should lisp the praise of liberty …

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This Day In History – December 11

  If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me! ~George Macaulay Trevelyan     Ancient History 361 – Julian the Apostate “The Last Pagan” enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the …

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This Day In History – November 11

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff       Ancient History 308 – Roman Emperor emeritus Diocletian attempts order in the Empire At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus …

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November 7 – News, Views & The Past

News, views, issues and history to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge critical, deliberative thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.     QUOTE [T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too …

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This Day In History – November 2

  “There is one mind common to all individual men…. ….Of the works of this mind history is the record. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. All the facts of history pre-exist as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant. The creation of a thousand forests is in …

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This Day In History – October 20

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  Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape – into time. ~A.L. Rowse, The Use of History   Revolution 1774 – Congress creates the Continental Association On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the …

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This Day In History – October 9

      Study the past, if you would divine the future —Confucius, (traditionally 28 September 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.   October 9, 768 – Ancient History Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman I (28 June …

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This Day In History – October 8

    The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? —David McCullough (July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.     October 8, 314 – Ancient History Licinius defeated by …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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This Day In History – September 18

    96 AD Ancient Rome – Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1502 Early Americas – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage 1776 War of Independence – Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights 1830 Science History – American steam locomotive races horse …

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This Day In History – September 17

    Ancient History – Alexander destroys Thebes – 335 B.C. American Revolution – Indians and Loyalists burn German Flats, New York – 1778 Science – Charles Darwin arrives at Galapagos Archipelago – 1835 Civil War – Antietam Battle, Sharpsburg Maryland – 1862 Old West – Cheyenne and Sioux decimate frontiersmen at Beecher’s Island – …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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