Pioneer History of Wise County; From Red Men to Railroads--Twenty Years of Intrepid History

Pioneer History of Wise County; From Red Men to Railroads--Twenty Years of Intrepid History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...These were Bob Thompson, Andy and Jack Gore, Louis Hutchinson, Lige Keeling, J. B. Thomas and Soney Thomas. In about a mile and a half the men gained on the Indians and the latter stopped for fight in a black-jack grove swag in the flat woods country, near the corner of Ben Gilland's field. At the commencement of the fight Alvin Clark jumped from his horse for better shooting; at the same time it occurred to the settlers that the Indians had chosen an advantageous position from which it would be fatal to attempt to drive them, whereupon they withdrew to await more favorable surroundings. Alvin Clark had been detained on account of the unmanageableness of his horse, and it was while trying to control his steed that the Indians charged him. By this time he had mounted and fled down a fence row, entirely cut off from his comrades. Two Indians were at his horse's heels shooting with gun and bow. Finally Clark reeled from his saddle and fell dead. He had already dropped his gun and pistol, having emptied both in the fight. He was shot seven times, with four arrows and three balls. Very quickly the Indians scalped their victim, then fled in a northwest direction. A short distance away they ran into a bunch of cowboys and began shooting and running immediately. In this second melee George Buckhanan, one of the cowboys, was wounded, but afterwards recovered. The Indians made rapid progress until they had departed the country. No single exciting act culled from the scenes of the most realistic drama could be more thrilling than the following true occurrence, which the writer attempts to describe in language befitting the occasion. Pioneer citizen J. B. Thomas' farm lay over the line of Parker and Wise Counties in the community of which the present village...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497465
  • 9781236497468