September 16, 2014

Young actor plays Soapy Smith








ust a short time ago, the following video appeared on Youtube. I contacted the person who published it, but have yet to hear back. I was hoping to have some details about who the young man is and why he is portraying Soapy. Obviously it is for a school project. I wanted to tell him, "well done."














"It is possible that … some injustice has been done to Mr. Smith which should be corrected, if only out of regard for the distinguished family to which he belongs, for the sun never sets on the Smiths." [San Francisco Examiner]
Alias Soapy Smith, p. 493.



SEPTEMBER 16


1620: The Mayflower, with 102 passengers, departs from Plymouth, England. The ship arrives at Provincetown, Massachusetts on November 21, 1620 and then at Plymouth, Massachusetts on December 26 where the start the Plymouth Colony.
1630: The village of Shawmut, Massachusetts changes its name to Boston.
1782: The Great Seal of the United States is impressed on its first document, a prisoner of war agreement with the British.
1867: The 10th Cavalry fights Indians on the Saline River, Kansa. Two civilians are killed.
1880: Charles Earl “Black Bart” Bowles robs the Roseburg. Oregon-Yreka, California stage a mile from the Oregon border. At the conclusion of the robbery he leaves behind an unusual calling card: a poem.
1882: Bad man Soapy Smith purchases a street vendors license in Salem, Oregon in which to sell his prize package soap.
1889: Outlaw Bob Younger, age 34, dies of tuberculosis in the Stillwater, Minnesota State Penitentiary. He and his brothers were serving life sentences for their part in the 1876 Northfield, Minnesota bank robbery.
1893: The "Cherokee Strip" in Oklahoma is swarmed by hundreds of thousands of settlers seeking cheap land. Not to be confused with the Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889.




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