September 8, 2017

Another photo of the Soapy Smith gang?

A few of the Soapy Smith Gang
Waiting for a boat to arrive
authors collection
(Click image to enlarge)

of the Soap Gang.

The clothing suggests 1910-1930. Soapy Smith died in 1898. No provenance that these are/were members of the Soap Gang.

"He is the most gracious, kindhearted man I’ve met. To know him is to like him."
—William Saportas


1565: A Spanish expedition establishes the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Florida.
1664: The Dutch surrender New Amsterdam to the British, who then rename it New York.
1866: The first recorded birth of sextuplets is born to James and Jennie Bushnell of Chicago, Illinois.
1868: A battle between seven Sioux Indian warriors and members of the Gros Ventre, Ree, and Mandan Indian tribes occurs near Fort Berthold, Dakota Territory. The Sioux fire shots across a river and members of the Three Affiliated Tribes give chase. One Sioux Indian is caught, killed, and scalped.
1868: Indians kill 17 settlers in a raid near Cimarron Crossing, Kansas.
1879: Arista Webb settles an argument with Barney Martin by delivering a deadly blow to Martin's head with the butt of a Winchester rifle, in Dodge City, Kansas. Webb was immediately arrested, eventually facing convicted and execution.
1879: Female gambler Eleanore “Madame Mustache” Dumont commits suicide with a bottle of poison in Bodie, California.
1881: The Bisbee to Tombstone stage in Arizona Territory is robbed. Interviews of the passengers reveal that one of the masked robbers had said, "Have we got all the sugar?" This is said to have been a favorite phrase of Sheriff John Behan's deputy sheriff, Frank Stilwell. Boot marks at the scene match Stilwell's boots. Stilwell and Pete Spence are arrested in Bisbee and returned to stand trial in Tombstone.
1893: Gambler Luke Short dies of natural causes in Geuda Springs, Kansas.
1892: An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appears in The Youth's Companion.

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