During 1866 David Cryer and Foster, were returning from Bandera to
their homes in the Hondo Canyon, and were driving a two horse wagon
loaded with supplies. When near the Sugar-Loaf Mountain, about ten miles
south of Bandera, they were ambushed by about five Indians near the
head of a ravine. Cryer, who drove the team, was killed almost instantly,
and Foster took the lines and whipped the team down the rocky road in
a run. The Indians, who were afoot, gave Foster a close chase, but he
successfully reached his home about two miles away. Cryer lived about
three days after he was wounded.
Ref.: Pioneer History of Bandera County, by J. Marvin Hunter.