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Mack Boren

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Montague County, Texas

    It was about 1864 that the Indians attacked Mack Boren, who rode a good pony, and was out one evening south of Red River Station hunting horses. Boren ran his horse about one-fourth mile to Salt Creek. Here he jumped his pony down a ten foot bank. His cap, with an arrow sticking through the top, was found at this place. Mack Boren ran about one mile farther, but was finally caught, killed, stripped and scalped by the Indians, about three or four miles south of Red River Station, where he lived.

    Note: Author interviewed: W.A. (Bud) Morris and Joe Bryant, living in Montague County at the time.

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

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