Indians Murder Mr. Hardin's Son
Mr. Hardin's son, about sixteen years of age, left their home and was hunting beeves on the divide between Indian Creek and the Middle Verde, perhaps, in the northern part of Medina County or in Bandera and was killed by the Indians. When night came and he failed to return, a searching party was sent out and the young man found murdered and scalped in the Middle Verde.
Ref.: Pioneer Hist. of Bandera County., by J. Martin Hunter.
Note: Author interviewed: Mrs. Augustus McDonald, who then lived in that section.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.