oday marks the 120th anniversary of Robert Newton Ford's death in Creede, Colorado at the hands of Edward Capehart O'Kelley. I have covered this shooting numerous times here on this blog and have nothing new to add to it. I just wanted to observe it. Now I wash my hands clean of that episode ... but where's the soap? How about using Money Scented Soapy Smith Soap from the Creede Soap and Candle Shop located in Creede, Colorado.
"Play along with our version of Soapy Smith's original con! Soapy and his gang conned thousands while living in Creede from 1892-1894. Soapy would sell bars of soap and tell the ever-growing crowd that several bars in the batch had $100 bills wrapped around them, needless to say people bought the soap hoping to win big! Unfortunately the only people who won the $100 were Smith's fellow con-men! Unlike Soapy's con, each bar of Soapy Smith Soap sold at Creede Soap & Candle Co. will contain either a quarter or $1 coin!
What will you get in your bar $1 or .25 cents? There is only one way to see, scrub-a-dub-dub!!!!"
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Robert N. Ford: pages 216, 218-21, 246, 273.
Edward C. O'Kelley: page 246.
1786: Commercial ice cream is manufactured for the first time (New York City, New York).
1790: The first loan for the U.S. is repaid. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.
1861: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
1867: Indians fight the 7th Cavalry, Chalk Bluffs, Kansas.
1869: Ives W. McGaffey receives a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1872: The penny postcard is authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1874: Chiricahua Apache Indian Chief Cochise dies of natural causes on a Arizona Territory reservation at age 62.
1878: Billy the Kid signs an affidavit against the Seven Rivers Gang in the murder of Frank McNab, New Mexico Territory.
1885: Three guards protecting a supply train are killed by Indians in Guadeloupe Canyon Sonora, Mexico. 1890: Unknown outlaws stop a Northern Pacific train in New Salem, North Dakota only to find the safe is empty.
1892: Robert Newton Ford, killer of outlaw Jesse James, is shot and killed inside his tent saloon by Edward Capehart O’Kelley in Creede, Colorado.