|Fishing Calaveras by Jose Pulido|
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
... Ross joined the Texas Rangers in 1860, first serving as a lieutenant and later as a captain. He was empowered by Sam Houston to raise a company of men to serve in Young County and the surrounding area. He showed the same skill and courage as a Ranger captain as he had shown earlier with the army. In December of 1860 he and his company pursued a Comanche raiding party that ended in the battle of Pease River in which Cynthia Ann Parker, who had been captured by the Comanche some 20 years earlier, was rescued. Continued
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
With the Chickasaw Nation, Waite served as a leading politician before his death at the age 42. He died shortly before he was to start serving as Governor of the Chickasaw. Continued
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bill Walters was born in Fort Sill, in Oklahoma Territory. He worked most of his youth as a cowboy, then began working for the Santa Fe Railroad as a section hand. Shortly after becoming employed by the railroad, Walters became involved in train robberies and the robberies of stagecoaches.
He began riding with the Black Jack Ketchum Gang around 1893, where he is believed to have committed at least two murders. He soon coaxed some of the gang members to leave with him, and form their own gang concentrating on the robbery of Wells Fargo shipments. It would be in this endeavor that he saw his greatest success. Continued
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
|Motorcyclists pass an old Whiting Brothers gas station along Route 66 in Tucumcari.|
(Albuquerque Journal) Gosh, golly, gee whiz and 23 skidoo, the Albuquerque Museum showcases an American icon that was born in 1926 and died in 1985, only to be resurrected as a national treasure now 90 years old.
Yes, friends, I am referring to “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road,” an extravaganza of excess Americana, the whole kitsch and caboodle of the western migration, including antique cars, motorcycles, souvenirs, fictitious and real Indian lore and enough neon to placate the most ardent Nikola Tesla fan. Continued
As a vocal spokesman for the rights of Hispanics and Mexican Americans, he became a major figure of the early Chicano Movement ... Continued