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Daniel Buck
more 1884 info
Wed Mar 7, 2018 8:48am

a colleague reminded me this morning that Edward M. Kirby (1983), pp. 29, mentions a 1901 (no specfic date) Great Falls (MT) Tribune article that "said that Harry was involved in a cattle fight at Springer, New Mexico, when John Slaughter's cowpunchers met those of John S. Chisum. Several cowboys were killed and others, including Longabaugh, fled the country." By country, Kirby meant, the area.

Springer is just NE of Santa Fe. I don't think I've ever seen the article, but maybe you can dig it up. Dan

  • SK goes out West in 1884?ChrisV, Fri Mar 2 2:33pm
    He went to Colorado to be with George Longenbaugh and family in 1884....correct?
    • more 1884 info — Daniel Buck, Wed Mar 7 8:48am
      • Found itChrisV, Wed Mar 7 2:33pm
        Lucky, found it right away. In a July 27, 1901 newspaper, The Missoulian. It says in 1884 he was involved in a cattle fight in Springer, New Mexico. Maybe there is something to this.....Im sending... more
        • Re: Found itDaniel Buck, Wed Mar 7 4:44pm
          Chris, Thanks. So it was 27 July 1901, not one of the splash of stories written late in the year when Ben Kilpatrick was arrested & mistaken for Harry Longabaugh. What was the context; what prompted... more
          • Re: Found itChrisV, Wed Mar 7 5:29pm
            I believe it came out right after the Wagner Robbery. I didnt read the whole article, but Ill go back and look.
            • Re: Found itDaniel Buck, Thu Mar 8 9:46am
              Chris, a colleague pointed me to two separate but sort of related affrays in 1884 New Mexico, both involving John B. Slaughter cowboys and, among others those of Solomon Luna, an important sheep... more
            • Re: Found itDaniel Buck, Thu Mar 8 2:33am
              Chris, Chronicling has two iterations of the story, Rosebud County News, 25 July 1901, and Kalispell Bee, 22 July 1901. Search Springer + Lusk . SK's name is spelled Longbaugh. The... more
              • SpectacularPat, Thu Mar 8 8:27am
                Dan after all these years of my researching you have connected all the dots for me. The fight was not with Chisum . And it now appears Tom Capehart could be Longabaugh. This is a huge story and too... more
                • Re: SpectacularChrisV, Thu Mar 8 2:31pm
                  Hopefully there is more to this story than the bathroom floor story.
                  • ChrisPat, Thu Mar 8 3:19pm
                    There is a huge story and it has partially been told already from my research by Bell. Plus I have worked with Bob on it for years. You don't need to be snide about the bathroom thing. Whether Dan... more
      • Re: more 1884 infoChrisV, Wed Mar 7 2:22pm
        Thanks Dan. Ill have to look into that. Ill see what I can do thanks : best, Chris
    • Re: SK goes out West in 1884?Daniel Buck, Fri Mar 2 3:38pm
      Per Ernst (2009), p. 16, citing Samanna's ledger notes, he "left home for the West" on 30 August 1882. Dan
      • Re: SK goes out West in 1884?ChrisV, Fri Mar 2 3:42pm
        Thanks Dan. Do we know where he is between leaving home in 1882 and going to the Longenbaugh's in 1884?
        • Re: SK goes out West in 1884?Daniel Buck, Fri Mar 2 3:51pm
          Chris, Ernst (2009), chapter 3, has SK in SW Colorado, with the George Longenbaugh family, until 1886, based on family stories told decades later. He was not wearing an ankle monitor. Dan
          • Ankle BraceletChrisV, Fri Mar 2 3:57pm
            Dan, Just trying to piece things together. I have HA Longabaugh in Santa Fe in early 1884. Not sure anyone else does? best, Chris
            • Re: Ankle BraceletDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 2 6:09pm
              And the evidence is what? Dan
              • it appeared like magicChrisV, Fri Mar 2 6:58pm
                Found a February 18, 1884 Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Seems HA Longabough didnt pick up a letter at the post office. He was getting a final warning before they sent it back to the dead letter... more
                • Re: it appeared like magicDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 3 1:36am
                  Chris. Excellent find. I'm sure he went there for the green chili. Dan
                  • Re: it appeared like magicChrisV, Sat Mar 3 5:09am
                    Thanks Dan. Las Cruces and Hatch have the best Green Chili. He would need to go further south for that. In all seriousness, this would have been part of the route he took to get to Cortez. Which... more
                    • Re: it appeared like magicDaniel Buck, Sat Mar 3 6:34am
                      Chris, There are huge blanks to fill. He heads west 30 August 1882, per Samanna Longabaugh. Has a letter waiting for him in Santa Fe per the New Mexican, 14 February 1884 (you did mean 1884, correct? ... more
            • Re: Ankle BraceletVince Garcia, Fri Mar 2 5:09pm
              I don't deal w/their timelines in depth before 1890, but that sounds awfully early for him to be down there...
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