Nellie Cashman was one of the fiestiest women in the Arizona Territory in the 1880s. She wasn’t about to let a multiple hanging turn into a Roman circus.
Tony Kompus mailed his letter faithfully every Saturday. What happened to those messages?
A miner’s candle accidently started the biggest fire in Prescott, Arizona’s history. Half the town was burned to the ground. Little water was available because the city-wide water system hadn’t been completed. All of Whiskey Row, across the street from the court house, was leveled, but no lives were lost.
Howdy! Welcome to ‘Tales of the Old West’ by ‘Doc’ Hal. This is our fancy new journal where you’ll be able not only to hear the tales but read up on some additional background from time to time. Relax and enjoy the trail!
When Marcus de Niza came into the territory now known as Arizona searching for Sebola, the City of Gold, he sent a large moor scout to explore the territory he was about to enter. Estibanico was his name. (’Little Steven’)
The Apache Indian chief Cochise was an honorable friend to the settlers of Arizona until a shavetail officer from the U.S. Army hung three of his braves. The result was open warfare between the natives and the newcomers.
Sailor Jack took the stage from Prescott to Phoenix in 1891 to plead this throth to a woman known as Lou. Now, Lou, a noted lady of the evening, had no interest and the rumpus that followed was disastrous for the Arizona sailor.
When the in rushing tide of the Gulf of California met the rushing muddy waters of the Colorado River, the result was a might wave called a tidal bore. For steamships sailing up and down the river in 1850 it was a dangerous event to be caught in that awesome wave.
He was certainly man’s best friend. A stronger sentinel nobody in Phoenix, Arizona could ask for. He survived gunfights and rowdy twin boys, but he was still going at age 117.
When the littlest brother decides to chop his stove wood with giant powder he loses one ear and sends sawdust all over Frisco, Utah