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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Chambers/Visitors Bureaus:
Flat Rock Crossing on Big Keechi | Mineral Wells | Palo Pinto | Possum Kingdom | Thurber
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Uncommemorated Sites from North to South
Detachment of Capt. Dillahunty's Company Encounters a Band of Wild Indians Near Old Black Springs | Arrow in the Water Bucket | Murder of Mullen's and Fight of W.C. McAdams and Others | Loving's Valley Fight | Captain W.C. McAdams Fight in the Northwestern Part of Palo Pinto County | Indian Fight Near the Mouth of Big Keechi in Palo Pinto County | George Dodson Kills Indian in Palo Pinto County | Ben & John Caruthers, Lim Vaughan and Four or Five Others Encounter Indians | Turkey Creek Fight of 1864 | Jowell Brothers and Others Encounter Indians on Turkey Creek | Henry Welty | Observation Point | Goodnight/Loving Pasture | Chesley S. Dobbs | Crawford Fight on Chick Bend Mountain | Experience of George Eubanks | Thomas Eubanks | Indian Fight About Six Miles from the Present City of Mineral Wells When Elbert Doss was Killed - April 24, 1869 | Citizens of Palo Pinto Encounter Indians Near the Mouth of Ioni | William M. Peters | Indians Ambush W.J. Hale on Ioni | Indians Charge Dr. D.B. Warren's Camp | Palo Pinto | Several Local Citizens Have Fight with Savages About Three Miles South & East of Palo Pinto | Benjamin Franklin Baker | Chesley S. Dobbs | Wesley Cravens | Fight at the Dick Lemons' Farm, About Five Miles Southeast of Palo Pinto | Indians Treed in the Lake Creek Mts. | Lone Camp | Ward Mountain Fight | Captain Culver's Men Encounter Indians in Palo Pinto Co. | Fort Stubblefield | Fred Colley, Coler or Colter | Experience of George Lemons and Elic Hestelow | Steve Brannon and Grandma Cohen | T.H. Major's Fight on Buck Creek | Nick Lee | Tipton Seay
Uncommemorated and Unmapped Sites
Big Foot Wallace | Capt. J.J. Cureton's Wolf Creek Fight | The Citizens, Rangers, and Soldiers Retaliate | Double Mountain Gap Fight | Oliver Loving | Indian Experience of Dalton, Terry, Denton | J.B. Slaughter Wounded | Brandon Raid | Choctaw Tom
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Dalton's Pass
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