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.

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Fort Richardson | Jacksboro
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Uncommemorated Sites from North to South
Killing of Hodges, McGee, and Hill, and Narrow Escape of John Keyser and His Father | Fight on Robert Law Prairie | Killing of Chapman at Burton Spring | Massacre of Members of the Lewis Family | Night Fight at the Lost Valley Pen | Isaac F. Knight | First Fight at J.B. Earhart Ranch | Capt. Will R. Peveler, State Cox, and Others Fight Near Cox Mountain | Wynn Hill Fight | Indian Fight in the Edge of Jacksboro | Head (Lorenzo) Riley | Josh Lawrence | Lauderdate Massacre | Indian Experience of Bill Hollis | Fort Richardson | Landman Family | Gage Family | Experience of Henry Riley | Bryson | Howell Walker and Son, Henry | Green Lasater | George McQuerry | The Experience of Mrs. F.A. Lasater and Her Children in Jack County | Alf Ross, Son, Ike Ross and Shade Hightower | John F. Bottorff (Butoff) | Charlie E. Rivers | White Massacre on Dillingham Prairie in Jack County | Rocky Creek Fight Indian Raid About Twelve or Fifteen Miles Southeast of Graham | Elonzo White and Sarah Kemp | John Reasoner | Dick Harris | Upton Blackwell (See Below) | Jack and Henry Rolland | Experience of the Lasater Brothers
Uncommemorated and Unmapped Sites
Satanta, Satauk and Big Tree Arrested | Satanta and Big Tree Trial | Garrison Life at Fort Richardson
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Upton Blackwell

    During 1874, the Indians killed Upton Blackwell, about two miles from the present town of Perrin, while he was returning to his home on Rock Creek in Parker County. Upton Blackwell was traveling alone and had been to Jacksboro.

    Note: Author interviewed: A.M. Lasater; James Wood; and others, in that section.

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

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