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A semi-fictitious history of the Wild West from 1757-1928 according to the movies

by Tom JF
A semi-fictitious history of the Wild West from 1757-1928 according to the movies by Tom JF
The only prerequisite for this list is that events take place between said dates somewhere in the Americas. Suggests for new additions to the timeline would be welcomed. The American West 1757 (French and Indian War) The Mohican Uncas is killed in a confrontation with a Huron war party (1) 1820 In Southern California the outlaw El Zorro declares war on the corrupt municipal manager Luis Quintero (2) 1825 John Morgan is captured by the Dakota Sioux (3) 1855 American soldier of fortune William Walker invades Nicaragua and assumes the Presidency (4) Captain Kirby York, a soldier a Fort Apache, circa 1865 1861 – 1865 (American Civil War) A… Read more

The only prerequisite for this list is that events take place between said dates somewhere in the Americas. Suggests for new additions to the timeline would be welcomed.

The American West

1757 (French and Indian War)
The Mohican Uncas is killed in a confrontation with a Huron war party (1)

1820
In Southern California the outlaw El Zorro declares war on the corrupt municipal manager Luis Quintero (2)

1825
John Morgan is captured by the Dakota Sioux (3)

1855
American soldier of fortune William Walker invades Nicaragua and assumes the Presidency (4)

Captain Kirby York, a soldier a Fort Apache, circa 1865

1861 – 1865 (American Civil War)
A shootout over buried gold at Sad Hill Cemetery leaves a union sergeant (nicknamed, “Angel Eyes”) dead (5)

Union cavalry officer Major Amos Dundee becomes head of a prisoner-of-war camp in the New Mexico Territory (6)

1861
Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles join the First Missouri Irregulars, also known as the Bushwhackers (7)

1863
First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar is assigned to Fort Dunbar on the Western Frontier (8)

Colonel John Marlowe leads a Union cavalry brigade behind Confederate lines to destroy a railroad at Newton Station (9)

1865
Rancher Thomas Dudson sets out to drive his massive cattle herd hundreds of miles north to Missouri (10)

At the close of the civil war Confederate Soldier Josey Wales refuses surrender and guns down several Union soldiers. A bounty of $5000 is put on his head (11)

Lieutenant Colonel Owen Thursday takes command at US cavalry post Fort Apache (12)

Mercanaries Ben Trane and Joe Erin in Mexico, during the Franco-Mexican war

1861 – 1867
Franco-Mexican War
Seeking a job as a mercenary, Ex-Confederate soldier Ben Trane travels to Mexico, where falls in with Joe Erin (13)

1866
Ben Mockridge joins Frank Culpepper’s cattle drive to Fort Lewis (14)

1868
Ethan Edwards returns home from the Civil War (15)

Reformed outlaw Link Jones travels to Fort Worth, where he intends to use the community of Good Hope’s savings to hire a schoolteacher (16)

Howard Kemp begins tracking Ben Vandergroat for the murder of a marshal in Kansas (17)

The Waco Kid relaxes with Sheriff Bart of Rock Ridge, circa 1874

1870s
Brett McBain and his family are slain by mercenaries believed to have been working for railway tycoon Morton (18)

1874
Former railroad worker Bart becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge (19)

1876
Jack Crabb warns General George Armstrong Custer of a Native American ambush waiting for him at Little Big Horn. Custer, believing Crabb to be lying, leads his 7th cavalry to their doom (20)

Following the defeat of General Custer, aging US Cavalry Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles is ordered to deal with a breakout from the reservation by the Cheyenne and Arapaho (21)

James Butler Hickok (better known as Wild Bill) is shot and killed while playing poker by John “Jack” McCall (22)

1878
Marshal Reuben “Rooster” J. Cogburn is hired by 14 year old Mattie Ross to hunt down the killer of her father (23)

Feared outlaw William Munny in Big Whisky, Wyoming, 1881

1879
Billy the Kid is kidnapped and taken to the future (24)

1880s
Sheriff John T. Chance arrests Joe Burdette (brother of rancher Nathan Burdette) for murder (25)

Famed outlaw Ben Wade is arrested in Bisbee, Arizona. His henchman Charlie Prince avoids capture and rounds up a gang to liberate Wade from justice (26)

Cattle baron Rufus Ryker is shot and killed over a land dispute in Wyoming (27)

1880
In Lordsburg, New Mexico, a shootout takes place between the fugitive Ringo Kid and the Plummer brothers (28)

1881
In Big Whiskey, Wyoming Sheriff Little Bill Daggett is shot and killed by legendary gunfighter William Munny (29)

Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid feud over a woman named Rio McDonald (30)

Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen shortly before his arrest in 1885. With Clint Eastwood

1882
Jesse James is shot in the back by the coward Robert Ford (31)

Land Baron Denton Baxter is killed after a feud with cattlemen Bluebonnet “Boss” Spearman and Charles Travis “Charley” Postlewaite (32)

Roy Bean is appointed Justice of the Peace for Pecos, Texas (33)

Following the murder of his brother James, Wyatt Earp becomes marshal in the town of Tombstone (34)

1885
Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen is arrested for the robbery of the Pine City Stagecoach (35)

1887
Doc Holiday dies in a Sanatorium near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. His last words are reported to have been, “I’ll be damned. Oh, this is funny” (36)

1892
The Wyoming Stock Growers Association meet to confirm their plans to kill 125 named settlers they consider to be "thieves and anarchists” (37)

1899
In Utah, the mute gunfighter Silence is hired to kill a bounty hunter known only as Loco (38)

Aging gunslinger Jack Beauregard is believed killed in a shootout with a man called Nobody (39)

Cable Hogue at the site that would become Cable Springs in 1908

early 1900s
Steve Judd takes a job guarding gold shipments from a mining camp to the town of Hornitos, California (40)

1901
Legendary gunfighter John Bernard “J. B.” Books is shot and killed in Carson City, Nevada (41)

1902
Mineral Prospector Daniel Plainview strikes oil (42)

1908
Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (better known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) are believed to have been killed by the Bolivian Army (43)

Stranded in the desert, Cable Hogue discovers water, buys the land and sets up Cable Spring (44)

1909
In New Mexico, Pat Garrett is ambushed and killed by men working for the Santa Fe Ring (45)

The men behind the murder of the infamous bandit El Guapo, 1916

1910-1920
Mexican Revolution
Elias, a General of the Mexican Revolution, is assassinated (46)

Yodlaf Peterson, a Swedish mercenary, arrives in Mexico to sell guns to General Mongo (47)

1913
Mexican warlord Mapache and his entire army are wiped out by American outlaw Pike Bishop and his gang (48)

1916
The Infamous Mexican bandit El Guapo is murdered, supposedly by three blacklisted American silent movie stars residing in the town of Santo Poco (49)

1928
Robert LeRoy Parker (now going by the name James Blackthorn) resurfaces, alive, in Bolivia and decides to return to the United States (50)

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