David Cryer

Bandera County, Texas

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.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.


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