During 1872, Bruntz McCain and his son, Charlie, about seventeen years of age, were returning in their wagons to their home on Holmes Creek in Coleman County, about ten miles south of Santa Anna Peak. They saw several Indians coming toward them. Bruntz McCain cut the best horse from the wagon for the son and told him to take a direct route to their residence as fast as the horse could go. Charlie, however, was killed by the Indians about 200 yards from home. Bruntz McCain, the father, mounted the other horse, made a wide circle, and reached home safely.
Note: Author personally interviewed W. W. Hunter, who then lived in that section.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.