Savages Wound Dan Thornton

Erath County, Texas

    About 1869, while Dan Thornton was out hunting his horses, in the Barton's Creek country, approximately two miles west of the present town of Exray, in Erath County, several Indians surrounded him in a thicket. No doubt, at least one Indian was wounded, and Thornton, himself, received a severe wound.

    Note: Author interviewed: Ike Roberts; C.E. Ferguson, and Henry Thornton, a son of Dan Thornton.

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

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