Victorio (c.1825(?)-1880) Apache warrior. Constantly struggled against being placed on a reservation. In 1879, an old charge of horse stealing and murder was resurrected, and lawmen entered the reservation to arrest Victorio. He escaped, established a stronghold in Mexico, recruited a guerilla army. Constant fighting hardened Victorio; he became a ruthless killer, and tortured and mutilated victims. On Oct. 14, 1880, trapped by Mexican soldiers, 78 Apaches were slaughtered, including Victorio.
Holloway Massacre, August 1857, near the head of the Humboldt River and present day Wells, Nevada. A small wagon train of settlers were headed to California when natives, possibly Paiutes, attacked. Mr Holloway who led the group was killed. His wife was scalped and their two year old daughter was killed when she was swung by the heels into a wagon wheel. Mrs Holloway survived, The scalp of Mrs Holloway was retrieved and reattached, she lived for several years but eventually went insane. 6 died.
Frances Clayton is an exception—a woman who served in the Union army by disguising herself as a man. In a popular carte de visite collected by soldiers at the end of the war, she poses here as Jack Williams and suggestively holds the handle of a cavalry sword between her crossed legs. The facts of her life story and military service are difficult to confirm, but it is believed that she served in the Missouri cavalry (or infantry) beside her husband, who died at the Battle of Stones River in 1862
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. ...
Mountain Man......Stephen Meek, was born on the 4th of July, 1805 in Virginia. At the age of 20 he entered the services of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He left his moccasin tracks all over the West, from Yellowstone to the Arkansas. A free trapper he hired out with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1835 and passed through the Umpqua region for the first time in 1836.
The Overland Stagecoach was an important part of the history of transportation to the west. The need for an overland stage route was recognized by congress as a means of transporting mail, freight and passengers. The Butterfield route, which was also called the Ox Bow route, ran south from St. Louis through El Paso, Texas to Yuma, California then up to San Francisco, California. The cost of a one way ticket was 200 and the trip took 25 days.
Raymond Yard Fine Chrysoberyl and Diamond Platinum Ring. A truly rare gem: 19.84 carat chrysoberyl, GIA certified stone, flanked by trillion diamonds and art deco diamond detailing on the side. The chrysoberyl has a very distinctive and intense yellowish green color with superior transparency and saturation. This is an unusual gemstone to find in such a large size and is something truly distinctive that you will not see repeated elsewhere. Via 1stdibs.
Prairie Storm, breathtaking, house, field, cloud, panorama, view, beautiful
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