April 28, 2012

Soapy Smith by artist Bill Cummings

Soapy Smith
Artwork by Bill Cummings

ame across the very nice work by artist Bill Cummings. It is entitled Soapy Smith and for sale at $500. I would love to have it but there is one minor problem with it.

Can you guess what it is?

1635: Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office. 
1788: Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the U.S. constitution. 
1818: U.S. President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. 1868: Negotiations to end the war with Red Cloud at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Red Cloud says he would talk peace with the departure of troops from the Powder River region. General Sherman arrives at the conference with orders to abandon the posts in the region, in return for cessation of Indian raids. 
1876: The gold camp of Deadwood, Dakota Territory is founded. 
1878: As a continuation of the Lincoln County War, New Mexico Territory, Marion Turner and John Jones organize the Seven Rivers gang to fight John Chisum. On a ride into Lincoln they shoot Frank McNab and Ab Sanders, and capture Frank Coe. 
1880: Cooney, New Mexico Territory is raided by Apache chief Victorio. Apache raids in the territory have claimed the lives of twelve settlers since April 20. 
1881: Robert Ollinger and James Bell are shot dead in New Mexico Territory by Billy the Kid during a successful jailbreak. 1896: The Addressograph was patented by J. S. Duncan.

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