A Very Rough Ride

The air was thick, damp -- the temperature sweltering on the 1st of July. The cavalrymen, forced to leave their mounts behind for lack of transport, suffered from exhaustion, struggled through thick chaparral working down the trails to the foot of the heights. The wilds of Arizona, the Dakotas and Montana might be hot, but this jungle climate was … Continue reading A Very Rough Ride

Y is for the fort.

  Y is for the fort. I will give you its “Y” name later in the post. See if you can figure it out. The year is 1869. The Cincinnati Reds are born as the first professional baseball team. The golden spike is driven into the Transcontinental Railroad in Utah. The Wyoming Territory gives women the right … Continue reading Y is for the fort.

V is for Villa

V is for Villa, Most specifically how Villa started a war with the US – Is Pancho Villa a Mexican bandit or patriotic revolutionary? The best answer may be “Yes!” This is the tale of how Pancho Villa started a war. January 11, 1916 Villa’s men (Villista) removed 16 Americans from a train in Chihauhau, stripped, … Continue reading V is for Villa