HAPPY FRONTIERADO! The great day is here once again which means it’s the first day of a three-day weekend for those of us on four continents who celebrate it! Today we’re all busy getting ready for our meals of buffalo steaks and ribs, New Mexico Territory Fried Rice, Western Spaghetti, rabbit legs, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and cactus salad! After that we’ll all play Frontierado Poker while drinking Cactus Jacks and wind up the evening with Tumbleweed Pizzas and a midnight viewing of Silverado, the OFFICIAL western of Frontierado!
To help celebrate this holiday which commemorates the myth of the American West, not the grinding reality here is a look at some of the best-known Range Wars of the period along with their most famous gunfighters.
MASON COUNTY WAR
When: June 1874 to September 1876
The Belligerent Parties: The majority German population ranchers versus the English-speaking ranchers.
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Johnny Ringo
LINCOLN COUNTY WAR
Location: New Mexico
When: February 1878 to July 1878
The Belligerent Parties: The Tunstall-McSween Faction versus the Murphy-Dolan Faction
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Billy the Kid
PLEASANT VALLEY WAR
When: 1883 to 1892
The Belligerent Parties: The cattle herders versus the newly arrived sheep herders
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Tom Horn and Commodore Perry Owens
JOHNSON COUNTY WAR
When: 1889 to 1892
The Belligerent Parties: The Wyoming Stock Growers Association versus the sheep herders
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Tom Horn
Location: Idaho and Nevada
When: January 1895 to October 1896
The Belligerent Parties: The Sparks-Harrell Cattle Company versus the sheep herders
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Diamondfield Jack
FOR KLONDIKE KATE, X THE VIGILANTE, DIAMONDFIELD JACK AND SAM SIXKILLER CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/07/29/gunslingers-four-more-neglected-male-and-female-gunfighters/
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