1870s Cowboy~Indian Fight-Melvin, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 31° 12.998 W 099° 35.822
14R E 443132 N 3453764
Quick Description: Along US 87 just FM 503, Melvin TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 9:33:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
(Battleground 1 mi. N of Marker)
Near here in 1874 or 1875, 18 Indians attacked W. B. Brown and two comrades, spooking one horse and capturing bedrolls and grub, but sparing the men, who thankfully escaped. In the 1870s, when they were being driven off the range, capture of supplies meant victory to the Indians.
Group that erected the marker: Unknown

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
US 87 & FM 503
Melvin, TX USA

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