Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Bandera County, Texas

Richard Davis moved his family to the Medina River in 1854, and settled about eight miles north of the present town of Bandera, where a few early settlers were making cypress shingles out of the beautiful cypress timber, then so abundant in that section. The date of her death we do not know, but when Amanda, Susie, and Lucy Davis went to the spring for water, they were attacked by Indians and Amanda killed. Amanda was shot in the heart with an arrow.

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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