What do you know about John Tunstall?
Have a shoot out with this Old West History Made Easy Trivia
Answers are at the bottom of the page.
1) John Henry Tunstall was born on March
6, 1853 in Hackney, London, England.
When did he emigrated to
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to work at Turner, Beeton &
Tunstall, a store in which his father was a partner?
- July 1871
- August 1871
- June 1872
- August 1872
2) When did Tunstall leave Canada for the
- February 1873
- February 1874
- February 1875
- February 1876
He spent six months investigating sheep ranches in California,
but decided to try New Mexico, where land was cheaper and more
abundant for ranching.
4) Tunstall bought a ranch some 30 miles
nearly due south of the town of Lincoln, and went into business
as a cattleman.
What town he also set up a mercantile store and bank down the
road from the Murphy & Dolan mercantile and banking operation?
6) Tunstall was eager to make money. When
he set up his store, he offered high prices and bad dealings.
The locals flocked to do business with Murphy and Dolan and to
get out from under him.
7) Tunstall's mercantile business put him
into conflict with the powerful political, economic, and
judicial structure that ruled New Mexico Territory.
What was this group of
men was known as?
- Santa Fe Ring
and Dolan tried to put Tunstall out of business, first harassing
him legally, then trying to goad Tunstall into a gunfight, using
hired gunmen, most of whom were members of the Jesse Evans Gang.
What was another
name for the Evans Gang?
- Fast Guns
9) Tunstall recruited half a dozen local
small ranchers and cowboys from those who had reason to dislike
Murphy and Dolan. These men worked his ranch and protected him
while he tried to settle his conflict with Murphy and Dolan.
Besides Billy, who was one of Tunstall�s
- Wayne Allen
- Tim Norton
10) John Tunstall was killed on February
was he buried?
- Tinnie Cemetery, Tinnie, New Mexico
- Tunstall-McSween Gravesite, Lincoln, New
Mexico, Plot: Behind Tunstall Store
- Lincoln National Forest, Capitan, New
Stanton Cemetery, Fort Stanton, New Mexico