US Marshal, M D (Shorty) Thompson received a letter at his Fort Tularosa ranch, in western New Mexico. "Dear Shorty, it saddens me to let you know Matt was killed and robbed of $11,000 and was buried today. April 19, 1881. Almost half of the stolen money was to pay off our ranch which the bank will foreclose on the first day of September. I know who killed my husband but the law cannot find him. It has been told he has family in Montana. I need your help if at all possible, or the children and I shall lose the ranch." Sincerely, Nadine Rogers Matt was one of Shorty's best friends, they had worked on ranches' together back in their teen years and were as close as any brothers. Shorty told his partner Buffalo he may be gone for months, but will write when he can. That night he cleaned and oiled his guns. As the sun came up the next morning, he was miles closer to Big Spring, Texas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Bill Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086278/bk_acx0_086278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's February, 1881 and the letter Lolly Wallace has been expecting from Benjamin Doyle never arrives. In this endearing Christian Western Romance series, three courageous and God-fearing women overcome their desperate circumstances and risk everything to find true love with the three rugged Doyle brothers, who call the Ruby River Ranch in Montana Territory their home. Each day that the postman arrives without any letters from Benjamin, Lolly feels the chance for marriage and a life out west slowly disappear. She knows that the young man she's been writing is a good and decent man, but she should have heard something from him by now. Many miles away, Benjamin hopes to hear back from the young woman he's come to love through the letters they've written each other. But too many days have passed since his last letter proposing marriage, and with each day he is faced with the realization that Lolly has not accepted his proposal and that he must move on. Will Lolly resign herself to staying home and abandoning her dream, or will she take matters into her own hands? Will Benjamin decide to court another young woman that he has also been corresponding with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekah Amber Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062766/bk_acx0_062766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a cold winter morning, Jeff Power was lighting a fire in his remote Arizona cabin when he heard a noise, grabbed his rifle, and walked out the front door. Someone in the dark shouted, “Throw up your hands!” Shots rang out from inside and outside the cabin, and when it was all over, Jeff’s sons, Tom and John, emerged to find the sheriff and his two deputies dead and their father mortally wounded.Arizona’s deadliest shootout happened not in 1881, but in 1918 as the US plunged into World War I, and not in Tombstone, but in a remote canyon in the Galiuro Mountains northeast of Tucson. Arizona’s Deadliest Gunfight describes an impoverished family that wanted nothing to do with modern civilization. Jeff Power had built his cabin miles from the nearest settlement, yet he could not escape the federal government’s expanding reach. The Power men were far from violent criminals, but Jeff had openly criticized the Great War, and his sons had failed to register for the draft.To separate fact from dozens of false leads and conspiracy theories, Heidi J. Osselaer traced the Power family’s roots back several generations, interviewed descendants of the shootout’s participants, and uncovered previously unknown records. What happened to Tom and John Power afterward is as stirring and tragic a story as the gunfight itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130905/bk_acx0_130905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waipapa Point is a rocky promontory on the south coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 10 kilometres (6 miles) southeast of the mouth of the Mataura River, at the extreme southwestern end of the area known as the Catlins.The coastline of the Catlins is notoriously dangerous, and there have been many shipwrecks in the region. The most notable of these, and also one of New Zealand's worst shipping disasters, was the wreck of the passenger steamer Tararua, en route from Port Chalmers to Melbourne via Bluff, which foundered off Waipapa Point on April 29, 1881 with the loss of all but 20 of the 151 people aboard.A lighthouse was built on the point in response to the tragedy, it began operating in 1884. With its sibling, the retired Kaipara North Head lighthouse, this was one of the last two wooden lighthouses built in New Zealand. It is still active, and was automated in 1976.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yarralumla is a large inner south suburb of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Located approximately 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) south-west of the city, Yarralumla extends along the south-west bank of Lake Burley Griffin. Europeans first settled the area in 1828, and it was named Yarralumla in 1834 from the indigenous Ngunnawal people''s name for the area. (It is also spelt "Yarrowlumla" on some 19th century documents.) Frederick Campbell, grandson of Robert Campbell who built nearby "Duntroon", completed the construction of a large, gabled, brick house on his property in 1891 that now serves as the site of Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. Campbell''s house replaced an elegant, Georgian-style, stone homestead. Among the old Yarralumla homestead''s most notable occupants were Sir Terence Aubrey Murray, who owned Yarralumla sheep station from 1837 to 1859, and Augustus Onslow Manby Gibbes, who owned the property from 1859 to 1881.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Wake Challenge Cup - A Famous Cricket Competition for Prominent Clubs in South Yorkshire in the 1880s.With 1880 came the announcement by William Robert Wake, the Sheffield Registrar, of a Cup competition for prominent clubs in the Sheffield area within a ten-mile radius of the Parish Church. It was named the Wake Challenge Cup. The Cup, a solid silver trophy costing 50 guineas, attracted much attention and was fiercely competed for. Hallam won it the first year in 1880 and due to the interest created the boundaries were extended to 15 miles from 1881.
Spiess Glacier (72°12 S 61°18 W / 72.2°S 61.3°W / -72.2, -61.3) is a glacier about 8 nautical miles (15 km) long on Merz Peninsula, flowing north into a small bay east of Hjort Massif on the south side of Hilton Inlet, Black Coast. Mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1966-69. Surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1974-75. In association with the names of Antarctic oceanographers grouped in this area, named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1977 after Captain (later V. Adm.) Fritz A. Spiess (1881-1959), of the German Navy, Commander and Scientific Chief of the German Atlantic Expedition in Meteor, 1925-27, after the death of Professor Alfred Merz.e
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Belgrade is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. The population was 5,728 at the 2000 census. The original townsite of Belgrade was established and filed in the Gallatin County Clerk and Recorder's Office by Thomas B. Quaw, a businessman from the midwest, in July 1881. According to Quaw, the townsite was a blind railroad siding nine and seven tenths miles west of Bozeman, and was named Belgrade after the capital of Serbia as an expression of appreciation to Serbian investors who helped finance a portion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Belgrade was incorporated in 1906.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. DuBois is a city in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, 91 miles (146 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. It is the principal city in the DuBois, Pa Micropolitan Statistical Area. Settled in 1812, laid out in 1872, DuBois was incorporated as a borough in 1881 and as a city in 1914. While DuBois was founded as a lumber town, the mining of bituminous coal quickly became the chief industry in DuBois, supporting a population of 9,375 in 1900, 12,623 in 1910, 13,681 in 1920, and 12,080 in 1940. The population was 8,123 at the 2000 census. Over the years there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to combine the city with surrounding Sandy Township. The town was founded by John Rumbarger, for whom the town was originally named. The Rumbarger Cemetery is all that survives of this original settlement.