Fight in Dagger Bend of the Pecos

    About the second of March, 1870, J. F. P. Kruse, and ten or eleven men, some of whom had their families, were returning from New Mexico to Texas. When the travelers reached the Dagger Bend of the Pecos, somewhere in the vicinity of the present Ward and Loving Counties, and when citizens saw a mysterious signal smoke in the distance, they camped for the night. The next morning the travelers moved on toward Menard. Late in the evening, another party returning from New Mexico camped at their camping place, and found campfires still burning. The next morning about the break of day, this second group was charged by Indians, and for some time, besieged by the savages, who went away.

    Note: Author personally interviewed: J. F. P. Kruse, mentioned above.

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


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