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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

Flying Lead Timeline

1847
Sweetwater Trading Post founded by William Young (1808-1865), former sergeant in the Alabama State Militia.

1861
William Young appointed first mayor of Sweetwater.

1863
The Alcock brothers, Jacob, Moses and Joseph, arrive in Sweetwater.

1865
In early summer William Young dies, followed by his wife Mary, three months later.
Young's daughter, Annelie von Everdingen takes over Sweetwater Holdings.
No new mayor is elected.

1866
In late spring, John Baxter and his sister Eliza arrive from New York and set up the 'Baxter Saloon'.

1872
Peobody and Smythe arrive in Sweetwater and register two strikes.

1874
Northern Pacific Railroad starts to buy up small holdings in preparation for railroad construction.

1876
Dan McCall arrives and is elected Sheriff to keep the peace inside the outpost.

1877
After initial mine construction Peabody and Smythe start to work their strikes.

1878 (Present Day)
Pinkertons arrive to secure railroad assets due to recent thefts.
Lawdog Posse arrive from Clarkstown to help with bushwackers and break the rustlers hold on the low road.




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