May 2, 2012

View of the Juneau Company Wharf

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reat, near level, view of the entire boardwalk on the Juneau Company Wharf, where perhaps foolish, but brave Soapy Smith faced at least four vigilante guards alone. By clicking the image you will be able to view the full sized image with the yellow circle showing the location of the shootout on Juneau Wharf.















MAY 2
1776: France and Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British. 
1853: Franconi’s Hippodrome opens at Broadway and 23rd Street in New York City. 
1863: - Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is wounded by his own men in the battle of Chancellorsville, VA. He dies 8 days later. 
1865: President Andrew Johnson offers a $100,000 reward for the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 
1873: The first legal hanging takes place in Yuma, Arizona Territory. 
1875: The new judge for Fort Smith, Arkansas, Isaac “Hanging Judge” Parker and his wife, arrive in town to take on his duty. 
1885: The magazine "Good Housekeeping" is first published. 
1887: Hannibal W. Goodwin applies for a patent on celluloid photographic film. This is the film from which movies are shown. 
1890: Oklahoma Territory is created. 
1895: Two desperados, Charley Pierce and Bitter Creek Newcomb arrive at the Dunn ranch to spend the night. As they stabled their horses, Bill and one of his brothers ambushed them outside the barn to collect the $5,000 bounty on Newcomb in Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory.



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