Indians Attack the Reynolds Ranch

    Several years before the secession of the states, Capt. Gibbons constructed a stone ranch residence, on the Old California Trail, in Throckmorton County, a few miles east of the Haskell County line. This building remained vacant for several years. But immediately following the Civil War, the Reynolds brothers rented this old rock house for ranch quarters. When Geo., Wm., and Ben Reynolds were away. And about 1867, the Indians charged this old stone ranch. Fortunately, however, two travelers had stopped for the preceding night and they assisted in the defense of the women and children. After exchanging many shots, the Indians drove the old milk cows and several other animals away.

    Note: Author personally interviewed: Ben Reynolds, and others who lived in this section at the time.

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

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